Navaratri 2023 Trendwatch: Remixes and Re-Creations out, Originals in!

The song What jhumka from Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani is a hot favorite for Navaratri 2023. Photo: Trailer Video Grab

The season of festivities began from Sunday, October 15, and this time, Navaratri promises a bountiful Garba-Dandia fiesta. Just as a great number of Hindi (and some Gujarati) movies have done triumphant business, their songs too are also set to be festival fodder.

From Hindi cinema, remixes and re-creations are out of fashion this season, for the simple reason that a bounty of new, original songs are set to make the dancing atmosphere suffused with fresh pace and excitement. Even dandia queen Falguni Pathak is set to rock nights with a slew of non-film original songs, a thumping, mellifluous yet rhythmic mix of old and new.

Top DJs like Gaurav, Khushi, Sumit and others are fully booked between October 15 and 24 (Dussehra) along with Falguni, and they are all set to make the people gyrate and enjoy to the latest original hits from blockbuster films Pathaan, Gadar 2 and Jawan besides Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani.

Besharam rang from Pathaan, Main nikla gaddi lekar from Gadar 2 (admittedly a re-dux of the 2001 hit from Gadar—Ek Prem Katha), Chaleya from Jawan and What jhumka and Heart throb from Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani are hot favorites this year and each facilitates a great experience at shaking a leg.

Add regular old (and not so old) favorites like Nagada sang dhol and Lahu munh lag gaya (Goliyon Ki RasLeela Ram-Leela), Dholi taaro dhol baaje (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) and Dholida (Gangubai Kathiawadi) and we even see a Sanjay Leela Bhansali boogie-fest each year!

Add non-film tracks like Shubha Mudgal’s evergreen Rangilo maro dholna and old favorites like Chogada, Rang taari and Dholida from Loveyatri, Udi udi jaaye from Raees, Odhni and Sanedo from Made In China, Radha kaise na jale from Lagaan, Kamariya from Mitron and Shubharambh from Kai Po Che! and we have a rousing playlist.

Of course the classics too come in—Jai Ambe Jagadambe Maa from the 1990s Krantiveer, Main to aarti utaroon re from Jai Samtoshi Maa, He naam re (O sheronwali) from the 1970s Suhaag and Main to bhool chali babul ka des from the 1960s Saraswatichandra also remain perennials in this genre.

So let us get on the dance floor and celebrate the spirited festival in all its (musical) color!



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