We all know how well-known English songs are over the globe, but did you realise that a few Bollywood songs are also well-known internationally? Some well-known Hollywood films have featured these Bollywood tunes. You did hear correctly.
Popular Bollywood songs that were featured in Hollywood movies:
1. Bombay Theme in Lord Of War (2005)
Lord of War by Andrew Niccol features the Bombay theme song, which was written and performed by A.R. Rahman.
2. Jaan Pehchan – Ghost World (2001)
Scarlett Johnson plays the lead actress in the film Ghost World, which features a representation of the song Jaan Pehchan from the Gumnaam movie.
3. Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi – the trailer for ‘The Dictator’ (2011)
The hilarious comedy Dictator from Sacha Baron Cohen featured the song Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi by Punjabi MCs. Boom, starring Amitabh Bachchan, featured the song.
4. Mera Mann Tera Pyasa & Wada Na Tod – Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Mohammed Rafi’s songs were played in the renowned Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, not just one but two. Bollywood provided two songs for Michel Gondry’s film.
5. Chaiyya Chaiyya – Inside Man (2006)
Bollywood’s well-known Chaiyya Chaiyya was appropriated for Spike Lee’s American heist drama Inside Man from the film Dil Se.
6. Lehron Ki Tarah Yaadein – Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Kishore Kumar’s Lehron Ki Tarah Yaadein is playing in the background as the main character enters the building where the Zombie apocalypse begins in Shaun of the Dead.
7. Chori Chori Hum Gori Se Pyaar Karenge – The Guru (2002)
In the Daisy von Scherler Mayer-directed film The Guru. On the beats of Chori Chori Hum Gori Se Pyaar Karenge, Guru can be seen dancing and enjoying himself.
8. Mera Joota Hai Japani & Kabhi Humne Nahi Socha Tha – Deadpool (2016)
Bollywood’s renowned Mera Joota Hai Japan is featured in Ryan Renold’s smash hit, Deadpool. Raj Kapoor and Nargis created the well-known masterpiece Shree 420. Kabhi Humne Nahi Socha Tha is another song that was included in Deadpool.
9. Chamma Chamma – Moulin Rouge! (2001)
The Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman movie Moulin Rouge! had the catchy song Chamma Chamma from the movie China Gate. It served as the opening tune.
10. Chalka Chalka Re & Mujhe Rang De – Accidental Husband (2008)
The song Chalka Chalka Re was featured in Uma Thurman’s well-known film Accidental Husband, which was based on the Saathiya movie. The portion of this song that was used in the Tamil wedding scene was combined with another Tamil song.
11. Urvashi – Lion (2016)
The Dev Patel film Lion also had the A.R. Rahman masterpiece Urvashi.
12. Jimmy Jimmy – You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)
A fight scene in the Hollywood film You Don’t Mess With The Zohan featured the superhit song Jimmy Jimmy’s tune from the blockbuster Bollywood film “Disco Dancer,” which starred Mithun Chakraborty.
Seems like our Bollywood songs are loved all over the world!