Bollywood songs are a kind of celebration in themselves. Most of the films mainstream films have picturesque songs shot in beautiful locales and featuring actors in beautiful costumes. The desert is a very prominent location for the shooting of Bollywood songs. Be it India or abroad, sandy landscapes form a great background for romance or dance. Here are ten beautiful Bollywood songs shot in a desert.
1. Suraj Hua Maddham – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
When we think about songs shot in the desert, the first one that comes to our mind is Suraj Hua Maddham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Starring
Shah Rukh Khan
and Kajol, the quintessential jodi of Bollywood, this is a romantic song that celebrates first love. The song was sung by
and is probably the best song of the film. It was shot in the beautiful landscape of Egypt, with the tombs of pharaohs serving as the beautiful backdrop. The song has now become one of the most iconic romantic melodies in the history of Bollywood.
2. Teri Ore – Singh Is King
Another iconic song shot in the desert landscape, Teri Ore is the most melodious song of the film, Singh Is King. Featuring
, the song was shot near the pyramids of Giza in the country of Egypt. The song has been picturized very beautifully and is a delight to watch and hear. The sarees of Katrina Kaif in the song became a rage after it was released. The two actors looked mesmerizing in the song, romancing at such a gorgeous place. It created an aura of ethereal beauty that is hard to match. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and
have sung this song.
3. Guzaarish – Ghajini
Sung by Sonu Nigam, Guzaarish is an iconic song from the film Ghajini. The song was picturized on
and Asin. Based on the desires of a lover waiting for his beloved to accept their love, Guzaarish forms an atmosphere of love and longing. The song was shot beautifully, with Aamir and Asin looking quite glamorous in elaborate costumes. It was shot in various locations in South Africa, like the Namib Desert, Kunene, and the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. The desert here is close to the sea, and it was Aamir Khan’s idea to shoot a song in that location.
4. Mashallah –
Ek Tha Tiger
The song, Mashallah, from the film Ek Tha Tiger, was a rhythmic song with Middle Eastern elements and belly dancing. The song was picturized on the lead actors of the film, Katrina Kaif, and
. It has been shot in picturesque locations in Turkey. The director wanted to create a background like Morocco for the song. The costumes of Salman and Katrina had interesting elements as they wanted to create an oriental atmosphere in the song. The beats, lyrics and dance movements in the song have a unique quality in them. The desert landscape looks stunning as well.
5. Tadap Tadap – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Perhaps the most well-known sad song of Bollywood, Tadap Tadap appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. A song full of pain and longing, it was shown in a moment in the film when two lovers are forced to part from each other, and the girl is going to get married to someone else against her will. Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai grace the song with their presence. The singers are K.K and
. The majority of the song has been shot in the desert landscape of Gujarat which serves as an apt backdrop for a pining lover setting out on a journey which will take him far away from his beloved.
6. Satrangi Re – Dil Se
Satrangi Re is a passionate song from the film Dil Se that starred
and Shah Rukh Khan. Dil Se is the love story of Amar and Meghna with the theme of terrorism in the background. This particular song was a heartfelt number shot majorly in Leh and Ladakh. Among the various locations shown in the song, there are the Thikshey Gompa and the banks of the Indus river in Jammu and Kashmir. The song looks visually stunning, and the two actors, SRK and Manisha, make it even more special with their performance and chemistry.
7. Dil Tu Hi Bataa – Krrish 3
The song, Dil Tu Hi Bata, appears in the film superhero film, Krrish 3.
have sung this song. In the film, it has been shown as a dream sequence of the character, Kaya, who falls in love with Krishna after she sees his goodness and innocence. The song is very picturesque and features
. A major part of the song has been shot in Jordan near the Dead Sea. The cast and crew had to shoot the song amidst difficult weather conditions and swarms of harmful insects. They also faced big sandstorms while shooting in the desert.
8. Saree Ke Fall Sa – R Rajkumar
Saree Ke Fall Sa is a fun dance number from the film R Rajkumar.
appear in the song, dancing happily and celebrating their love. The song has been noted for its quirky lyrics, colorful costumes of the actors, and the fun choreography. The song has been shot completely in an Indian location, but that does not make it any less appealing. It was shot in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. The desert is depicted beautifully in the song, along with camels and all the local elements. The crew had to face adverse conditions while shooting in the desert and planned their schedules when the feather favored shooting.
9. Khwabon Khwabon – Force
The song, Khwabon Khwabon, is of the action film Force. Force stars
, Genelia D’Souza, and Vidyut Jammwal. The song has been sung by the singer K.K. It is a rhythmic yet romantic song featuring John andGenelia who are looking glamorous and gorgeous together. The song has been majorly shot in the desert at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The desert serves a visually appealing backdrop in the song where the actors romance and dance, accompanied by the background dancers. This song lives up to the beauty of Bollywood songs that have been shot in a desert, keeping true to most of the traditional elements.
10. Saawan Bairi – Commando
Saawan Bairi is a beautiful song from the film Commando: A One Man Army. Talented singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has rendered this song beautifully. It has been picturized on the lead pair of the film, Vidyut Jammwal, and
. The song has been shot in a desert, like several other popular love songs of Bollywood. Actress Pooja Chopra looks beautiful and glamorous in the song. The desert in the Rann of Kutch in India serves as the location for this song. It lends the song a beautiful and picturesque quality which does justice to the melodious tune and the attractive screen presence of the lead actors.