A few weeks ago I posted a blog on Bicycle songs of Bollywood, that post had 4000 views in a day. Looking at the popularity of the theme songs, I am posting today another theme, the Car songs of Bollywood.
Like bicycles, cars have featured in many songs. All the songs would have to take place for at least 50% in a moving car. You would be surprised to note that Dev Anand did many Car songs in Bollywood films. Next to Dev Anand was Shammi Kapoor and Guru Dutt.
When I started researching the earliest car song I got a song of the film "Grahsthi released in 1948 the song was " O Motor Waali Chhori, Dil Le Ja Chori Chori " The song was sung by Shamshad Begum and Hamida Bano, the male voice is not identified. It's a fun song, it's a song about motor cars and their owners. And how the other people react to them in the 40s. Not only that it is a very interesting give and take, but also captures the arrogance of the motor car owners. And mind you, we are being presented these thoughts from an era when owning a motor car itself was a rare thing.