REFLECTIONS 2015: Best Picturizations of 2015

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Every year it’s a struggle for directors, choreographers, art directors and designers to come up with an innovative way of presenting a song. And every year they managed to succeed and make it almost impossible to choose from a long list of absolutely stunning, mesmerizing and heartwarming videos.

BollySpice brings you a some of the Best Picturization of 2015!

‘Dard Karaara’ – Dum Laga Ke Kaisha

With the song ‘Dard Karaara’ the feeling of the 90s era returned. If you have grown up in the 90s, then you can completely relive that era through this song. The melody, lyrics, choreography, clothing…literally everything about this song screams 90s. And it’s so much fun!

The song has been sung by Kumar Sanu and composed by Anu Malik, the same duo that created quite a few chartbusters in the 90s together. If you listen to the song, it sounds ‘old-fashioned’ and you can only picturize the song with Govinda and Karishma Kapoor in it. With your eyes closed.

The video nor the song is in any way a spoof. It’s a beautiful tribute to the era that gave us so much color (literally!). Seems almost surreal to believe that they have managed to recreate this era so flawlessly and magically.

‘Gerua’ – Dilwale

When you hear Iceland, you immediately think about the cold weather, but Iceland perhaps has the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the world. And that is exactly what we got to see in the beautiful video of the romantic song ‘Gerua’ from the movie Dilwale.

‘Gerua’ brings back together out romantic pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The song was quickly said to be the ‘Sooraj Hua Maddham’ of modern times, where it promises to transcends you to another galaxy filled with love. And yes, it did!

The video is one of the most beautifully shot video’s of the decade.The magic of Arijit Singh’s voice combined with the beautiful locales of Iceland, such as the black beach, the airplane wreckage and our most romantic duo, bearing the cold of course, is a visual treat one cannot get enough of.

‘Gajanana’ – Bajirao Mastani

This song is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha, the averter of obstacles and the Lord of wisdom and intellect.

The video comes at a crucial point in the movie, where Kashibai faces a difficult decision; will she choose to keep her mouth shut and let Mastani (the woman who stole her husband’s heart) die in the process or will she save her and her child?

The video depicts the struggle of both women; while Mastani is trying to fight to save her life and that of her child, the struggle of Kashibai comes from within. Does she have to be honest? Will she lose her husband?

As a woman you can identify and relate this to your everyday life. In the end, it takes courage to do the right thing, be honest and live your life trying to be a good person.

‘Bhar Do Jholi’ – Bajrangi Bhaijaan

This is one of the most soulful songs of the year. Even though it’s a remake of an older folk song, when you hear the music, the lyrics and in the voice of Adnan Sami you just get goosebumps all over.

The song has been shot at the beautiful Ashmuqam Dargah in Kashmir. And by doing that, the feel of hope is recreated. Desperate times call for desperate measures but sometimes it’s a good thing to just retreat, say a prayer and walk on with hope in your heart and believe in your mind that in the end everything will be alright, because picture abhi baaki hai mere dost….and that is exactly the message that this song depicts.

‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ – Tamasha

This song carries so much pain in it’s music and lyrics alone and when you see the video it just simply moves you to tears.

The song highlights the melancholy and longing associated with separation. The pain in your chest is real because the way this video has been shot, it could have easily been a scene straight out of real life.

It’s Arijit Singh’s voice that brings out the pain, which is outstandingly expressed by the characters of Deepika and Ranbir. These two actors have an amazing chemistry and you can clearly see it shine in this song where there body language needs to be on par.

‘Deewani Mastani’ – Bajirao Mastani

The classic feel of Bajirao Mastani brings you back to the era of Mughal-E-Azam. And the song ‘Deewani Mastani’ completely reminds cinemalovers of the song ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ and with the same setting it can be touted as a contemporary version of the song.

In a time where most of the production houses and director heavily rely on SFX to create the correct atmosphere or location, Bhansali is still one of the few directors that strives for authenticity.

The whole set of ‘Deewani Mastani’ had 13 chandeliers and real candles that had to be lit up every few hours. That is the kind of vision, patience and passion this director has and it shows on screen. That’s the grandeur of Sanjay Leela Bhansali!

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