Navratri is an important festival in India and this year it begins from Wednesday, September 20 to Saturday, September 30. Navratri is celebrated all over the country albeit in different ways. However one of the most common ways of celebrating the festival, predominantly in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, is in the form of Garba and dandiya. Youngsters gather in groups dressed in traditional Gujarati attires (women in ghagras and men in kediyus or dhoti-kurta) and celebrate the festival, dancing to some foot-tapping numbers in utmost pomp and fervour. Thus with just nine days left for the festival to commence we bring to you a list of ten best Bollywood tracks on which you can dance to show off your Garba/ Dandiya skills.
# Shubharambh- Kai Po Che (2013)
Sung by Shruti Pathak and Divya Kumar and composed by Amit Trivedi, Hey Shubharambh is the perfect folk song to dance to on Navratri. The folk music touch to it coupled with the drum beats and shehnai make this song the perfect Garba/dandiya number to dance on this season.So start your Navratri by dancing on this traditional song.
# Nagada Sang Dhol, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela (2013)
Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, written by Siddharth-Garima and sung by Shreya Ghosal and Osman Mir, Nagada Sang Dhol, is a peppy and energetic track picturised on the gorgeous Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone and stud boy Ranveer Singh. Deepika is seen matching the fast beats of the song with some impeccable steps of Garba throughout the song. This could also be a dance guide for all of you who are not well versed with this dance form.
# Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Featured on Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam had some brilliant songs, among which was this musical brilliance composed by Ismail Darbar. This peppy, fast paced number had Salman and Aishwarya put their dance skills to test. The song is the perfect song for Garba or Dandiya Night as it represents all the aspects of the festival–energy, contagious festive spirit, synchronised dance steps and groovy music. This energetic song is on everyone’s must have list especially during the Navratri season.
# O Re Gori, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, (2002)
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage was the second movie featuring the hit jodi of Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel whose first movie together, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, set high records at the Box Office. O Re Gori, beautifully sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, is a nine minute long song which is a perfect amalgamation of old traditional beats and contemporary energetic beats. The beautiful melody along with the adorable chemistry between the actors make this number an unmissable Navratri track.
# Lahu Munh Lag Gaya, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela (2013)
This is another song from Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela that makes its way to this list for its upbeat melody and synchronised dance steps. The Gujarati lyrics together with the upbeat music makes this song a definite number for this festive season.
# Pari Hun Main
Pari Hu Main was originally sung by songstress Sunita Rao. However, it has been remixed by Falguni Pathak, Sophie Chaudri and others and made into a favourite Garba track. This is also one of our favourite Garba tracks for this festive season.
#Prem Leela, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
Prem leela from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ is based on Ram Leela and has been composed by Himmesh Reshammiya. The song narrates the story of Ram and Sita which is very interesting. With beautiful lyrics penned down by Irshad Kamil and song sung by Amit Trikha and Vinit Singh, the song definitely brings forth the festive spirit. Imagine yourselves wearing colourful clothes and dancing to the beats of this song.
# Dola Dola, Bride And Prejudice, (2004)
Bride and Prejudice may not have been a Bollywood movie but this energetic dance number featuring our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beg to differ. Every beat, music and dance step of the song spelled Bollywood and brought forth the festive spirit of India. We hope that you include Dola Dola to your list of favourite Navratri songs this year. And we hope you too find your Mr. Darcy to dance with on the song!
# Radha Kaise Na Jale, Lagaan (2001)
This song from the popular Aamir Khan-Gracy Singh starrer film, Lagaan, directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar makes for a great dandiya track. Sung by Udit Narayan and Asha Bhosale and composed by A R Rahman, the song has a devotional yet folk feel to it, which makes it a great track to dance on this Navratri.
# Bani Bani, Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon (2003)
This song is from the movie Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, which stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan. Bani Bani is a seven minute long song composed by Anu Mallik and sung by Chitra. The song contains the perfect amalgamation of dandiya and drum beats which makes for a great dance number this festive season. So bring along your partner this festival and dance to the beats of this peppy number.