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Top 10 Hindi Songs That Use Colours As A Metaphor

Top 10 Hindi Songs That Use Colours As A Metaphor Hindi Article

Red is the color of blood; and also the color of love. Bollywood has used colors to depict different emotions; for example, in "Rang De Tu Mohe Gerua," Gerua is used as the emotion of passion. Colors are used in songs to compliment someone, nature, and to depict emotions. Here is the list of the Top 10 Hindi Songs That Use Colours As A Metaphor

1. Mohe Rang De Laal

Mohe Rang De Laal, the literal meaning is color me in red. Paint me in the shade of love. The color red(Laal) is used in this song to depict the process of making love.

2. Laal Dupatta

Red is the color of the clothing piece in the song Laal Dupatta. The female protagonist says her red Dupatta is being flown away because of the wind, and now she is anxious about it. It is like a metaphor for showing the vulnerable parts of yourself.

3. Neele Neele Ambar

Neele Neele Ambar, the literal meaning is the blue sky. Beautifully sung by Kishore Kumar, the song portrays what the protagonist feels when he sees the sky. "Neele Neele Ambar Par Chaand Jab Aaye, Pyaar Barsaae, Humko Tarsaare," meaning whenever the moon comes, it pours love, and the writer aches.

4. Gulabi Ankhein

Gulabi, pink in english. Gulabi Ankhein is a compliment for the eyes. "Gulabi Aankhein Jo Teri Dekhi, Sharabi Ye Dil Hogya," meaning as I gazed at your pink eyes, my heart felt alcoholic. The writer praised the eyes of his infatuation by defining them as pink.

5. Shaam Gulaabi

Shaam Gulabi, literal meaning is Pink evening. The song describes the protagonist's mood as the evening is beautiful and pink; he feels pink. Pink is the color of happiness and not-so-deep love.

6. Kesariya

The social media sensation, Kesariya defines the color of love. Kesariya is the saffron color. "Kesariya Tera Ishq Hai Piya, rang Jaau Jo Mey Haath Lagaau," meaning the color of your love is saffron; I get painted whenever I touch you.

7. Laal Ishq

Again, the red color, the color of love, is used in the song. "Yeh Laal ishq, Yeh malaal ishq, Yeh aib ishq, Yeh bair ishq," the song wholly uses the adjectives for love, one of which is the color red.

8. Hum Pe Ye Kisne Hara Rang Dala

The protagonist in the song Maar Dala is a prostitute. She asks about her lost respect. The color green is depicted as something done to her that took away his happiness. "Who's put the color green on me? My happiness has killed me."

9. Gerua

Gerua is a saffron-brownish color. The song Gerua is picturized in a beautiful scene with a '90s theme. "Rang De Tu Mohe Gerua," meaning paint me in the color of love i.e. Gerua.

10. Satrangi Re

Satrangi is the seven colors of a rainbow. In the song Satrangi Re, the writer defines his beloved as the color of the rainbow. The entire song uses different adjectives to describe the beloved, Satrangi(the seven colors) is one of them.

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