Mission Chandrayan 2: Bollywood has always shared a distinct relationship with the Moon, and we have observed Bollywood’s eternal love for the moon in a number of bollywood songs on moon celebrating the natural satellite as one of the symbols of love and beauty. YES! When everyone is depressed after the partial failure of Mission Chandrayan 2, Flypped is celebrating the efforts of ISRO Scientists, and congratulating them on becoming the first-ever space agency to reach the moon from the south pole.
The ISRO Officials have shared the news that our Chandrayan Orbiter is safely orbiting the surface, and gave us a reason to celebrate the Mission Chandrayan 2 which is 95% successful. We have enlisted some of the famous Bollywood songs that mention the moon as the symbol of love and beauty. There is no need to mention how the poets have always compared their beloved with the moon, and no praise is complete without its mention; be it the Hindi Phrases or the Bollywood Songs on Chand.
Bollywood Songs on Moon: It’s more than a Satellite for Indians
In India, the moon is an integral part of our lives, not only because of its scientific significance, but it is referred to as a human persona. So, today after the success of Mission Chandrayan 2, let us recall different personas of Chand we have ever known.
1. Chanda Mama Door Ke.
From the beginning of our lives, we are told that Chand is not just a satellite, but is a family member who will always be with us. No matter wherever we go, it will always guide us. We are told that Chand is our Maama (maternal uncle), and all of us are grown up reciting Asha Bhosle’s Chanda Mama Door Ke.
2. Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu
I often get confused if Chand is the uncle of little kids or the kids themselves are Chand, Bollywood songs get too confusing sometimes. Just listen to the song Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu, you would understand what I am trying to say here.
3. Chand Chhupa Badal Mein
Our traditions and culture tell us how Chand is something to be worshipped as it can give a long life to our near and dears. The festival of Karwa Chauth is the best example to understand this idea where ladies worship the moon to ask for a longer life for their husbands. Bollywood has very well highlighted the significance of Chand for Indian wives with the song Chand Chhupa Badal Mein.
4. Ghar Aaja Pardesi Tera Desh Bulaaye
Another Bollywood song that presents the Indian traditions of worshipping Chand is DDLJ’s Ghar Aaja Pardesi Tera Desh Bulaaye Re. The song is dedicated to the NRI’s who strife to enjoy Indian tradition of worshipping the moon.
5. Dekho Chand Aaaya
The moon also has a significance in Islam, where people wait for the Chand to complete the “Roze”. The Dekho Chand Aaya song from the movie Sawaria is one of the famous Eid Songs.
6. Chand Si Mehbooba Ho Meri
As we grow and acquire a perspective, we start understanding the moon as a symbol of peace and beauty. There is no doubt boys compare their beloved with the moon to court them. There are some boys, who always aspire a beloved as sober and beautiful as the moon. You would relate with me if you have heard the song Chand Si Mehbooba Ho Meri.
7. Ye Chand Sa Roshan Chehra
How can we forget Shammi Kapoor when it comes wooing the beloved? His famous song,Ye Chand Sa Roshan Chehra always remains an inspiration for struggling lovers to impress their lady love. The song has inspired many lyricists to compose similar songs to praise a girl’s beauty.
8. Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla
It is not only a man who mentions Chand when talking about his lover, but female singers have also given some of the great songs on Chand. The song, Tum Aae To Aaya Mujhe Yaad, Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla very well expresses the plight of a lovesick woman, who can’t see the eternal moon in the absence of her lover.
9. Chand Sifarish
The moon has always remained a symbol of love and lyricists have never missed a single chance to use it in their songs. The fact that the song, Chand Sifarish Jo Karta Hamari remains on the top of romantic songs, proves that the moon in some way or the other plays a prominent role in such relationships.
10. Pyar Kar
I don’t know how can the moon communicate with people and ask them to fall in love. Can you relate to the song Chand Ne Kuch Kaha from the movie DilToPagal Hai where the moon has requested the speaker to fall in love?
11. Chalo Dil dar Chalo Chand Ke Par Chalo
Whatever the logic might be, we can’t overlook the importance of the moon in Bollywood Movies. There is one more song without which the list would remain incomplete because this post is our tribute to the ISRO team. Only a few of us, including Mohd. Rafi and LataMangeshkar, acknowledge the moon as a symbol of curiosity. Tell us! Have you never fantasized visiting the moon and experience a new world? The song,Chalo Dil dar Chalo Chand Ke Par Chalo, is the best song to express our curiosity to visit a new world. Flypped appreciates the efforts and wants to thank the Indian Space Research Organization Team for fulfilling the national dream (Mission Chandrayan 2).