No one can resist the grooviness and charm of popular Indian songs. It appears that Hollywood movies are no exceptions. Let’s face it – the heart of every Indian becomes full of pride and joy each time we hear an Indian song in a Hollywood movie. While you might think that this is due to the rise in social media platforms, that has not always been the case. Hollywood has picked up on Indian boppers even before the likes of Instagram and TikTok came into existence. Let’s take a look at the top Bollywood songs which got featured in English movies.
The Indian audience couldn’t be more ecstatic when one of the biggest Hollywood movies, Deadpool, opened with a scene featuring the evergreen hit ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani‘. But, this is not the first time for Bollywood songs to be featured in English movies. Curious to find out what other songs have been used? Take a look below at the popular Indian songs which appeared in Hollywood movies.
1. Chamma Chamma
‘Chamma Chamma‘ is an epic Hindi song that holds a special spot in every Indian’s heart. And they received a pleasant surprise when the song was featured in the classic hit movie Moulin Rouge.
2. Chaiyya Chaiyya
‘Chaiyya Chaiyya‘ is an all time favourite track from the legendary composer A.R. Rahman and phenomenal singer Sukhwinder Singh. Even Hollywood couldn’t resist its glory when it used the song in the movie Inside Man.
3. Mera Mann Tera Pyaasa
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind has used not one but two Indian songs. Apart from ‘Mera Mann Tera Pyaasa‘, the song to be featured was ‘Wada Na Tod‘. These romantic songs play at an emotional point in the movie when Kate Winslet promises Jim Carrey that she’ll marry him some day.
4. Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi
Indians, especially Punjabis, received quite the surprise when this Punjabi blockbuster track was played in the trailer of The Dictator. While the movie is a dark comedy, the song did garner raging global attention.
5. Chalka Chalka Re
The refreshing tunes of ‘Chalka Chalka Re‘ found their way into the hearts of the international audience when it was featured in the Uma Therman-starrer Accidentally Husband. The movie also used the Tamil hit ‘Swasame‘.
6. Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi
If you thought that the makers of Deadpool had enough with the timeless hit that one time, you better brace yourselves. The sequel of this megahit movie featured yet another Bollywood track. And it was none other than our very own SRK’s motivational song ‘Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi‘ from the movie Swades.
7. Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba
Marvel is not known to disappoint, especially its Indian fanbase. The entire Marvel fandom in India couldn’t keep its calm when the 80s masterpiece was featured in the trailer of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
Good music is not bounded by language, race, culture or location. Hollywood certainly knows that and has been exposing the genius behind Indian songs to the world. Play these tracks on the Flutin app to make yourself proud of your country’s talents and potentials again.