Kajra Re (Kajrare) song and details from Movie Bunty Aur Babli


Kajrare Kajrare song from movie Bunty Aur Babli   

Movie: Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

Lead Actors: Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Alisha Chinai, Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Ali

Director: Shaad Ali Sahgal

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A collection of Bollywood songs would be incomplete without this hugely successful song. The song became very popular among the masses in India. It was used to promote the movie. Some people were seen singing and dancing to the tune of this song when they came out of movie theaters after watching the movie.

Related interesting information  

  • Setting of Kajrare song: Before the song, Bunty (played by Abhishek Bachchan) is sitting at a bar and talking to policeman Dashrath Singh (Amitabh Bachchan). Bunty and Babli are swindlers and want to avoid the police at any cost. Dashrath Singh is trying to catch these two criminals but does not know what they look like. The two men do not know each other's identity. They are getting acquainted and getting drunk when a beautiful courtesan (Aishwarya Rai)  tries to get their attention. The younger man thinks that she is calling him, but she clarifies that she is interested in the older man.  

  • Longer version: If you like this song and want to see more of it, click here to see a longer version of the song. 

  • Dancing Lady in Kajrare song: The leading dancer in the song is Aishwarya Rai (now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). She was a well-established actress when this movie was made, but she made a guest appearance in this movie. This is the only song in which she appeared. She and the lead actor Abhishek Bachchan got married later. 

  • Music Composers of Kajrare song: The song was composed by a team of three musicians Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. They have composed music and songs for many other Bollywood films as well. For example, their music in movie Dil Chahta Hai was well liked, but those songs did not become as popular as this song. 

  • Kajrare song Lyricist: This song was penned by Gulzar. He is relatively new to international audiences, but he has been writing wonderful lyrics for numerous Bollywood songs for decades. Gulzar has written a wide variety of songs, including poetic, emotional, and also lighthearted songs like this one.

  • Kajrare Song Singers: One of the three lead singers in the song was Shankar Mahadevan. He is also one of the three music composers in the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy team. He carries on the tradition of singing some of his own compositions. Other musicians, such as, A.R. Rahman and S.D. Burman have also done this earlier. Shankar Mahadevan did playback singing for Abhishek Bachchan. Javed Ali was the playback singer for Amitabh Bachchan, and Alisha Chinai was the lead female singer.

  • Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan together: This is the first movie in which father Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan acted together and danced together. They acted together in  several movies after this one but this was their first. Click here to watch the making of this enjoyable song and interviews with the music composers, lyricist Gulzar and others.

  • Amusing version of Kajrare song from Dor: A short and delightful version of this song comes from Nagesh Kukunoor's movie Dor. In this version, a recently widowed woman Meera (Ayesha Takia dressed in purple) is taking two friends to her late husband's favorite place. On the way, they hear the song. The two women quickly get off the camel and all three people start dancing to the music. All three actors, Gul Panag, Ayesha Takia and Shreyas Talpade, have performed the dance in a very amusing way. In particular, Shreyas Talpade's dance is hilarious. This version is quite different from the original song but just as entertaining. Click here to watch an amusing version of Kajra Re song.

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