Songs with double meanings are nothing new in Bollywood, but a time came when people stated associating the term ‘vulgarism’ with ‘double meaning.’ It was in the late 90’s that this particular genre of Bollywood songs invaded the entertainment arena strongly. A section of the critics termed it as a by-product western culture. Others blamed it on the degrading taste of the viewers. Here are the top ten so-called ‘vulgar’ songs of Bollywood that you might find be murmuring in your inner mind.
Main Maal Gaadi, Film – Andaz
For the first time when you hear the song, you might grab the meaning, but as the lines keep repeating, you will feel a pang of shock about when you just heard. ‘Main maalgaadi tu dhakka laga’-goes the lines, as Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla celebrate their honeymoon. It is a naughty song, obvious from the context of the movie. Even if you are not able to dig out what the song exactly speaks of, the pelvic drives will complete the story.
Chad Gaya Upar Re, Film – Dalaal
While Mithun Chakraborty and Ayesha Jhulka were busy making love, lying on a haystack, the lyrics went ‘Chad Gaya Upar Re Atariya Pe Lotan Kabootar’. This was followed by a lot of expressive tones. If you had noticed the dancers at this moment, you something more than the natural leg movements. Well, was it just a romantic song? Or had certain side effects of love? The song deserves a place in the top ten list.
Don’t Touch My Body, Film – Bullet Raja
Mahie Gill featured in an item number in this movie, starring Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. With Mahie Gill dancing to this song in this film, tempting her lover in a ghagra, the words went’ Don’t touch my body.’ Or else, his ‘gadda’ and ‘takiya; would surely get burnt. Well, the Censor Board may reject a few dirty scenes, but the lyricists deftly complement these. This is one of the latest inclusions to the list.
Tooh Tooh, Film – Gori Tere Pyar Mein
If you try to find out a double meaning of this song, you will have to listen to it for quite a number of times. In English, the meaning of the song is ‘Shake your booty.’ Thanks to the camera work in this movie, you would laugh when you see the bums of ladies occupying the focus. Along with this, Kareena Kapoor keeps on giving you a vivid description of the scene as ‘naughty naughty,’ ‘gore gore’ and ’round round.’
Laila Teri Le Legi, Film – Shootout At Wadala
Throughout this song, you would hear colloquial Indian words. For example, ‘Maal’. With Sunny Leone dancing as a point of focus in this song, you would definitely expect something vulgar. The Censor Board interrupted with the lines, replacing Laila Tujhe Loot Legi’ in certain places, the song had already become a popular hit from the word go. It was primarily due to the double meaning that the song clicked.
Halkat Jawani, Film – Heroine
If you had watched this movie, you would remember Kareena Kapoor performing ‘Haltak Jawani’ on the stage, on the occasion of an award function. The song was perfect in the context of changing tastes of the audience. The lines went,
Night ki naughty kahani yeh halkat jawani//
Aankhon ko kyun sekhe haathon se kar man maani.
For older viewers, it might attract disgust, but the song speaks for the contemporary youth.
Pritam Pyare, Film – Rowdy Rathore
This is one of the most controversial lines that you might find relevant in this context. ‘Palu ke neeche chupake rakha hai udadoon toh hungama ho’. Well, the Censor Board might have overlooked the song, somehow or the other. With Shakti Mohan, Mumaith Khan and Maryam Zakaria performing on the stage, the lines told a similar story to the viewers. With the popularity of these songs already established over the last decade, people had been expecting something of the sort.
DK Bose, Film – Delhi Belly
In this song, the word ‘Penchar’ has the possibility of being confused with a cuss word in Hindi. The word has repeatedly been used in the lines. You may have thought that the dirty word had been actually used in the song, but in reality, it was just a hairline difference. The film became quite popular, thanks to the lyricist.
Gup Chup Chup, Film – Karan-Arjun
In this film, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan had played brothers. This was an otherwise romantic movie excepting the sequence where Mamta Kulkari was busy distracting the villains. She performs to the song, while the heroes were planning the next move. As Mamta dances on with her brother in law, the villains seem to gobble her up with their lusty eyes.
Mooh Me Le Mooh Me Le, Film – Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal
Just because of the explicit lyrics, this song has turned out to be one of the most controversial ones in Bollywood. This film was not a real hit, but the conservative officials sitting at the Censor Board had a tough time dealing with the song. People may not have remembered the movie, but this song is ones of the most poisonous one in the genre.
Well, the culture and taste of the people are evolving for the good, and just because these songs face the wrath of a few sections of the conservatives, it is wrong to dub them as ‘vulgar.’ However, Bollywood songs have been an inherent part of Indian cinema. Call it vulgarism or not, people have learned to walk with time. It’s time to live up to the trend of the century.