Bollywood has made use of birds and animals on several occasions, be it to narrate the story as in the case of the parrot in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon or the dog Pluto in Dil Dhadakne Do. The same way Bollywood films have also incorporated Kabootars in their songs to make them a lot more fun.
Here are 5 instances where the ‘kabootar’ was part of an iconic song in a Bollywood Film:
Maine Pyar Kiya:
Whenever there’s a mention of a pigeon in a movie, the first song that comes to our head is ‘Kabutar Ja Ja Ja’ from Maine Pyar Kiya. The most recallable scene is that where Suman (Bhagyashree) uses a pigeon to send a love note to Prem (Salman Khan) in the film.
This Mithun Chakraborty starrer along with actress Ayesha Jhulka in the lead had a song titled ‘Gutur Gutur’ which went on to become a sensation. The reason for it to become a great track was its peppy music and the use of pigeons in the song matching with the lyrics.
Dil Hi Toh Hai:
How can we forget Jackie Shroff’s performance in the song ‘Chhat Ke Uppar Do Kabutar’ from Dil Hi Toh Hai, where he plays double role. We’re sure you’re already singing the chorus of the catchy track. A song like that would have never been possible without the two Kabutars who gave the track a meaning.
‘Masakali’ from Delhi 6 topped the charts back then and is remembered even today. Watching Sonam Kapoor dancing with the Kabootar on her head was an absolute delight for everyone! Without those pretty Kabootars, ‘Masakali’ would have definitely been incomplete!
If you haven’t heard Lucknow Central’s Teen Kabootar yet, you must watch it right away. And if you have, we’re sure all you’re singing through the day is ‘Ek Kabootar, Do Kabootar, Teen Kabootar!’ The five band members have such an energetic vibe and it definitely rubs off on you.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment, Lucknow Central stars Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal, GippyGrewal, Rajesh Sharma and Inaamulhaq. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, the film is slated to release on 15th September, 2017.