Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and the Indian festival will be celebrated on August 26 in 2018. This festival is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm as sisters tie their brothers rakhi and ask for protection while brothers gift their sister something special and make a solemn promise to take care of them throughout their lives. No celebration or happy occasion in India is complete without songs especially Bollywood music. Several movies have been made that depict the special bond between the siblings and the festival is celebrated in Bollywood style with filmy songs. Raksha Bandhan 2018 Date & Muhurat: Auspicious Time, Purnima Tithi & Puja Vidhi to Tie Rakhi.
As per Indian rituals, siblings get ready early morning, wear new clothes and sisters tie a thread on their brother’s wrist and apply tilak and feed them special sweets to mark the occasion. If you want to make the occasion even more special, this Raksha Bandhan try your hands at DIY rakhis to add a personal touch. Below we bring to you five beautiful compositions that define sibling love and bring out the bong effortlessly on screen.
5 Bollywood Songs to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan
1. Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan (Chhoti Behan)
In this song, the sister reminds the brother of the promises to keep in the relationship and this is an evergreen number and no Raksha Bandhan is complete without playing this song.
2. Phoolon Ka Taron (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
The 1971 hit movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna portrayed Dev Anand and Zeenat Amam as siblings separated in childhood. This song invariably brings tears to the eyes and is packed with emotions. The song has two versions: a happy version is played when Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman are kids and the sad version is played when Zeenat is about to die in the movie.
3. Meri Pyari Behaniya Banegi Dulhania (Sachaa Jhutha)
The 1970 box-office blockbuster Sachaa Jhutha stars Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz and Vinod Khanna. The song shows Rajesh Khanna dancing at a girl’s wedding while his own sister struggles to catch his attention.
4. Dekh Sakta Hoon (Majboor)
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farida Jalal as siblings. The song aptly portrays a brother’s love for his handicapped sister who knows that he will not live that long to witness her sister’s wedding.
5. Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se (Resham Ki Dori)
The song is from Dharmendra’s film and is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and is based on brother-sister bond. The film stars Dharmendra and Saira Banu in lead roles.
If you haven't yet planned a gift for your beloved sister, you still have a week to go. Make this day special for her by spending the day with her. Festivals are a time for some fun and music helps alleviate the celebratory mood a notch higher. So, before the festival arrives, make sure you have the right songs recorded and saved in your playlist. Happy Raksha Bandhan!