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With every Hindi film, we are introduced to a fair plowshare of love ballads, dance numbers, and root songs. But what some of us may not realize is how many of those songs are actually inspired by, or remixed versions of, local anesthetic folk songs. Like these songs :

1. Navrai Majhi in English Vinglish

A democratic Marathi wedding birdcall, Navrai Majhi  is a song traditionally sung by the bride ‘s kin. It ‘s a song that praises the beauty and grace of a bride, while besides celebrating her hopes and dreams .

2. Dilbaro in Raazi

The open lines of the song Dilbaro are actually a depart of a Kashmiri marry sung. It ‘s traditionally a song sung during bidaai and translates to a daughter bidding a farewell to her beget.

3. Genda Phool in Delhi-6

This simple but playfulness number is actually a Chattisgarhi folk music song called Dadariya. Dadariya included family songs that described personal situations, but in a humorous manner – such as with Genda Phool, where a wife talks about her mother and sister-in-law, as she waits for her conserve to return dwelling .

4. Engine Ki Seeti in Khubsoorat

This bouncing dance number is actually inspired by a Rajasthani folk music song, and the original lyrics were, Anjan ki seeti me mharo man dole. While the Bollywood number actually translates to an wellbeing dance number, the original track has lyrics that are a tad piece more indecent !

5. Jugni in Cocktail

This celebrated Punjabi folk music song has actually been recreated a number of times, with one of the most celebrated versions being the Sufi version Chambe Di Booti  by Coke Studio. Originally, in folk music, Jugni refers to the singer who acts as an observer and sings about the situations he or she is in. In the movie, the Sufi translation of the song was used. It talks about facing trials and tribulations in her path to love .

6. Kesariya Balam in Dor

undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Rajasthani tribe songs, the song was primitively composed to welcome Rajput warriors to their home, after wars. It was first sung by Padma Shri recipient and family singer Allah Jilai Bai .

7. Ambarsariya in Fukrey

One of Sona Mahapatra ‘s most celebrated numbers to date, the tune to this delightful track is slightly inspired by the Punjabi shabad ( sacred sung ) Rakkhi Charna De Kol. Though the lyrics have been modified for the film, they excessively are inspired by another Punjabi tribe song .

8. Bumbro in Mission Kashmir

Bumbro is a traditional Kashmiri tribe song, in the first place written for the first-ever Kashmiri opera Bombur ta Yemberzal. Traditionally, this is a sung sing during the mehendi ceremony at a marry.

9. Nimbooda in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

beginning popularized by Manganiyar artist Ghazi Khan, this traditional Rajasthani family song uses ‘fetching limes ‘ as a double entendre .

10. Chudiya Khanak Gayi (Morni Baga Mein Bole) in Lamhe

Another popular Rajasthani folk music song, it was traditionally sung by Banjaras ( traditional nomads ). here the singer talks about the pain of waiting for her lover to return. The lyrics of the family sung were included as the open verse of the sung .

11. Mor Bani Thanghat Kare in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Poet Jhaverchand Meghani foremost translated this Gujrati folk song — primitively titled Navi Varsha — in 1944. The song was originally inspired by Rabindranath Tagore ‘s poem, Navvarsha, published in 1920

12. Kattey in Angry Indian Goddesses

A traditional Rajasthani folk music song, the number was inaugural recreated for Coke Studio India – where Rajasthani family singer Bhanwari Devi and rap singer Hard Kaur together performed. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Ram Sampath. The master song has a strong devotional view .

13. Pallu Latke in Nauker

This Rajasthani tribe song was first base included in the 1979 comedy Naukar and former remixed in the 2017 movie Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana.

14. Balle Balle in Bride and Prejudice

The ending poetry of this dance count is actually inspired by a celebrated Punjabi family song ( tappe ) Baage Vich Aaya Karo. In fact, singers Jagjit and Chitra Singh flush performed this particular number at BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham, in 1979.

A special mention to the Kashmiri song Roshay, included in the world wide web series Made in Heaven.

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