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Makar Sankranti Jukebox: Shah Rukh Khan's Udi Udi Jaye To Dheel De From Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Makar Sankranti Jukebox: Apart from Raees, movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kai Po Che and Fukrey have also highlighted the spirit of kite-flying in their songs

  | January 13, 2017 12:49 IST (New Delhi)
Makar Sankranti Jukebox

Makar Sankranti Jukebox: A still from Udi Udi Jaye

Highlights

  • Shah Rukh Khan's Udi Udi Jaye released on Thursday
  • Dil De Chuke Sanam has also highlighted the spirit of kite-flying
  • Manjha has become one of the most popular kite-flying songs
Shah Rukh Khan reminded us that it is time for the kite-flying festival Makar Sankranti, with a Tweet on Thursday - Shah Rukh shared the song Udi Udi Jaye from his upcoming film Raees. "It's almost Makar Sankranti, dil ki patang dekho Udi Udi Jaye," wrote Shah Rukh in the tweet sharing the song. Apart from Raees, movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kai Po Che and Fukrey have also highlighted the spirit of kite-flying in their songs. A day ahead of Makar Sankranti, the festival which is celebrated to rejoice a year of good harvest, let's take a look at some of the Bollywood songs dipped in the spirit of Makar Sankranti.
Udi Udi Jaye from Raees:
Raees is set in Gujarat where the harvest festival is locally known as Uttaraayan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan as liquor baron Raees and Pakistani actress as his love interest. Udi Udi Jaye portrays the tradition of kite flying with colourful visuals and gradually proceeds into a garba dance session, starring Shah Rukh and Mahira. What makes Udi Udi Jaye special is that it marks Shah Rukh's debut garba performance onscreen.
 

Dheel De from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam:
Remember Dheel De from 1999's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam? The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film centres around a Gujarati family while the song highlights the preparations ahead of a kite-flying competition. Starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the entire song focusses on how kite-flying is an indispensable part of Makar Sankranti.
 

Manjha from Kai Po Che:
The song Manjha from 2013's Kai Po Che has become one of the most popular kite-flying songs of Bollywood. The term 'Kai Po Che' is a Gujarati phrase, which denotes victory during a kite-flying session. Kai Po Che is the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's The Three Mistakes Of My Life. Manjha portrays a beautiful story of friendship between three Gujarati boys played by Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkummar Rao.
 

Ambarsariya from Fukrey:
The song Ambarsariya is not actually set around the festival of Makar Sankranti but features kite-flying as a day-to-day form of recreation in North India.The song begins with Pulkit Samrat conveying his heart's desires to the woman of his affection via kites. Pulkit plays an unruly school student while Priya Anand features as just another Delhi-girl in the film.
 

Ruth Aa Gayi Re from Earth 1998 film Earth features Aamir Khan as Dil Navaz and Nandita Das as ayah Shanta and is set in Lahore. Sukhwinder Singh popular song Ruth Aa Gayi Re brings forth the subtle romance that brews between Navaz and Shanta as they help each other fly kites.
 

Happy Makar Sankranti!

 
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