It is ‘Ganpati Bappa’ time in the city of Mumbai. Festivities have set in, it is time to focus on one of the key element of this festival i.e. music. Now, this ‘City Which Never Sleeps’ is renowned for several Bollywood songs. Of which, there are a few that pay rich tribute to Lord Ganesh. So, here is the list of the ‘Top 5 Bollywood songs’ on Ganpati Bappa .
1. Mourya Re- Don:
‘Energetic’ is one word which describes this ‘Ganpati Bappa’ song, pictured for the film Don directed by Farhan Akthar. Soulfully sung by Shankar Mahadevan, this song beautifully captures the ‘celebratory’ atmosphere surrounding this festival. Furthermore, the music by composed by ‘Shankar-Ehshaan-Loy’ makes use of typical ‘Dhol’ orchestrations used generally in Ganpati songs. In addition, the lyrics by Javed Akthar brilliantly encapsulates the true essence of the Ganesh Chaturthi in ‘Maximum City’.
2. Devaa Shree Ganesha- Agneepath:
‘Passionate’ is the best way to describe this ‘Ganpati Bappa’ song from the 2012 Hrithik Roshan movie ‘Agneepath’. Composed by Ajay-Atul, this song is full of energy, and hence is extremely ‘foot tapping’. Furthermore, the instrumentation in this song involves the use of an interesting mix of ‘dhols and lezims’ used in typical Maharashtra folk music. In addition, the brilliant singing by Ajay Gogavale, and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya captures the religious ‘fervour’ that surrounds Mumbai during this festival quite beautifully.
3. Aala Re Aala Ganesha- Daddy:
‘Wild and robust’ is the best way to describe this ‘Ganpati from the 2017 released gangster flick ‘Daddy’ starring Arjun Rampal. Composed by Sajid-Wajid, this song brings out the energy involved in a Ganesh festival. In addition, the ‘passionate’ singing by singers Wajid & Dr. Ganesh Chandanshive along with the lyrics containing a few ‘Marathi’ words only helps in bringing to life the essence of this festival celebrated in this ‘City of Dreams’.
4. Sindoor Lal Chadayo- Vaastav:
‘Pious’ is what this ‘Ganpati Bappa’ song from the 1999 gangster movie ‘Vaastav’ feels like when listened to. Composed by Jatin-Lalit, this song essentially is an ‘aarti’ i.e. a hymn dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Sung brilliantly by Rahul Ranade and Ravindra Saathe, this song is ‘soul stirring’, and literally gives ‘goosebumps’ when listened to on a loop. Furthermore, an interesting mix of ‘Hindi’ and ‘Marathi’ lyrics gives a flavour of cosmopolitan Mumbai, a city in which this festival is really popular.
5. Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi- Virrudh:
‘Serene’ is the word that perfectly describes this ‘Ganpati Bappa’ song from the 2005 Amitabh Bachchan film. Composed by Ajay-Atul, this song is basically a devotional ode to Lord Ganesh. Sung with a lot of ‘energy and passion’ by Shankar Mahadevan, this song truly touches the ‘soul’ when listened to. In addition, the ‘Sanskrit’ lyrics adding an unique flavour to this song which pays tribute to Lord Ganpati.