When it rains, there are myriad of emotions and sentiments that one goes through, but for me, when it rains, I just feel like going and being in a different world, sometimes it is in a world of music and sometimes it is within stories, and many a times it could be classics or just simple good movies, which one can never get enough off.
But I would say when it comes to rain I just prefer to lose myself in songs. I am avid listener of classics from the bygone era of Indian film industry, a time the melodies as some would say were soulful, the lyrics were simple and had the power to just take you away from the mundane.
One of the most iconic songs with rain as it is background is “Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua” from Shree 420, with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. This is a song that comes to mind instantly when somebody talks about rain and Indian movies.
Another song that I really like to have on repeat mode when it is raining is “Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna” and “Main Jaahan Rahoon”. I personally feel that one can never go wrong with Sonu Nigam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
It is just not romantic songs that are famous for rain, one song that I recall that is fun and preppy and foot stomping rain song is from Chalbaaz, “Na Jaane Se Kahan Se Aayi Hain”, which was picturize on Sri Devi.
Sometimes a song does not have to be filmed in a rain, and a good example of this is “Jashn E Bahara” from Jodha Akbar, it simply speaks for it self to create the mood that a listener feels to be in.
When it comes to rain, and songs, each and every person would have they own taste, so if you feel that there is a song worth mentioning in this post, drop a mention in comments.