Solid musical movies with sing-a-long and high-energy dance numbers are more warm and fuzzy than anything else. Kabir Singh’s jukebox has come along to steal our hearts and is still littering our playlists. There’s nothing quite like having a character tear themselves open with pure emotion by bursting into song, or seeing the leads fall in love with a sleek dance number. A movie musical, very smoothly, uses its song and dance numbers to motivate every part of the plot. It also injects an emotion at every point.
Today on the occasion of World Music Day, we bring to you the top 5 musical Bollywood movies to brighten your day.
- Rock On (2008)
It was the first Rock Music oriented film in Bollywood and worked well with the young audience. Though this is a Bollywood film soundtrack, where the songs need to appropriately fit into the film, Rock On is brilliant as a stand-alone music album mainly because the film’s plot also paves way for a lot of creative freedom in terms of music.
- Rockstar (2011)
The Rockstar soundtrack is clearly a reflection of its creator and the musical mind of India’s greatest living composer AR Rahman. This masterpiece of an album greatly benefits from some truly inspired lyrical poesy by Irshad Kamil. Mohit Chauhan was chosen as Ranbir’s voice for the album and he delivers in spades.
- Aashiqui 2 (2013)
Aashiqui 2 is an album that had set its heart in the right place and wanted to accomplish what Aashiqui did musically. It has the right ingredients in place. You couldn’t resist yourself from playing the album on loop. To sum up, the soundtrack, Aashiqui 2 is an absolute treat for Bollywood lovers around the world. All the songs are phenomenal and have a charismatic and everlasting quality about them. Undoubtedly, this album will transform into an institutional classic over time and will be appreciated by future generations to come.
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
This is that ‘typical Hindi film album’ one will keep revisiting, with a tune for every kind of playlist. The music of the album for the large part makes love to the senses. It makes you forget that you are a listener, making you sing, sway and cry out of love. It doesn’t matter if you have loved or not, this album makes you want to love and lose just so you can feel the songs better.
- Gully Boy (2019)
This is a rousing, eclectic soundtrack that set the benchmark for a trailblazing genre of Hip-Hop. This is a refreshing and unique album that is the first of its kind. Never have multiple composers and lyricists been so palatable and effective. This soundtrack proves that if the perfect original music is done for any film, it lifts the movie to the next level. We hope the re-creation addicts are listening.