The sun has been glorified through the Bollywood song as the perfect metaphor for love.
It is not unusual to have romantic songs and scenes to be set against a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
Love and sunshine go very well together and therefore, Bollywood and sunshine go hand in hand.
As the world celebrates this year’s Summer Solstice this weekend, we at BollySpice put together our favourite songs celebrating the sun and all the inspiration this fascinating and important star provides.
Happy Summer Solstice from BollySpice!
Song: Suraj Hua Madham
Film: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Summer vibe: We had to begin with Suraj Hua Maddham – the perfect song to get you in the mood for some summer lovin’!
Song: Paani Paani
Summer vibe: The perfect track to play on the way to the beach on a hot sunny day!
Song: Aaja Mahiya
Summer vibe: “Aa dhoop maloo mein tere haathon mein/Aa sajda karu mein tere haathon mein…” (Let me make a prayer and have the sun’s rays kiss your hands)
A unique way to show the person you love how much they mean to you.
Song: Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu
Summer vibe: A beautiful song celebrating the unconditional love of a parent for their child- whatever the weather!
Song: Dhoop Nikalti Hai Jahan Se
Summer vibe: A song describing that uniquely perfect person who is your sunshine
Song: Dhoop Ke Makaan
Film: Break Ke Baad
Summer Vibe: A beautiful reminder that with every sunrise, there is a new beginning
Song: Tera Hone Laga Hu
Film: Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani
Summer Vibe: The introduction in English, “Shining in the setting sun like a pearl upon the ocean come and feel me/come and heal me” makes this romantic song all the more romantic as love is compared to the warming and nourishing rays of summer sun shine!