Nagada Baja song and details from film Jab We Met


Cheerful song from movie Jab We Met (2007)

Lead Actors: Shahid Kapoor (Shahid Kapur), Kareena Kapoor

Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Singers: Javed Ali, Sonu Nigam

Director: Imtiaz Ali

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This song is the first in a 3 song sequence from the movie Jab We Met. 

Click here for song #2 "Ye Ishq Hai". 

Click here for song #3 "Aaoge Jab Tum". 

Watch the songs and read details in the correct order for more enjoyment. 

Related interesting information  

  • Setting of the Song: Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) is a son of a rich industrialist. After his father's death, he has trouble managing his father's business. His love life is also in trouble. Feeling hopeless and suicidal, he aimlessly boards a train where he meets Geet (Kareena Kapoor), a spirited Punjabi girl. Geet misses her train because of Aditya. She becomes furious and compels Aditya to escort her safely to her home in Punjab. On the way, they get to know each other and become friendly. Aditya tells Geet about his life and family. At Geet's house, Aditya tells Geet's relatives that he is a musician because he wants to hide his real identity. In a gathering at Geet's house, Aditya is asked to sing a song. After a little hesitation, he starts this song. 

  • About the Film Jab We Met: Jab We Met is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy. The title "Jab We Met" is a mixture of Hindi and English.  It means "When We Met" in English. It has many wonderful songs to make it more enjoyable.  There is no nudity, violence or special effects.  It is the kind of film that the whole family can watch together.  It can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  

  • Nagada Baja Singers Javed Ali and Sonu Nigam: Javed Ali and Sonu Nigam are the singers of this lively song. These two wonderful singers came together for this cheerful song, but they also maintained their own style of singing. Javed Ali was one of the three lead singers in the hugely popular Kajra Re song from the movie Bunty Aur Babli. He was the playback singer for Amitabh Bachchan in the song. Click here for Kajra Re song. 

  • Not a Punjabi music composer: This song has a strong Punjabi flavor, so many people may think that this song was composed by a Punjabi musician, but this is not true. Music composer Pritam, whose full name is Pritam Chakraborty, is actually a Bengali, who was born and raised in Bengal. It just shows that music does not recognize any boundaries. 

  • What does Nagada Nagada mean? The word nagada means drum in Hindi language, and Nagada Nagada Baja means the drum sounds. The song shows gigantic drums being played, which go along well with Nagada Nagada words. 

  • Nagada Nagada not the only choice: Music composer Pritam recalled that during the early stages of making of this song, various other choices were considered, such as Damama Damama and Pataka Pataka.  They eventually settled on Nagada Nagada. The music composer was not very happy with this song and gave several other options to the director.  However, director Imtiaz Ali decided to choose this song, which later became a very popular song.  

  • Another cheerful song: If you enjoyed this song, click here for another cheerful song with a wonderful beat from the same movie.  This song called "Mauja hi Mauja" appears at the end of the movie as credits are shown.   

  • Javed Ali Performs Nagada Baja: Singer Javed Ali gets charged up while performing this energetic song in front of the audience. He is literally jumping up and down with excitement. He also adds his own improvisations to the song. The dancers on the stage bring additional pleasure. In the movie, he sang this song with singer Sonu Nigam, but his solo performance is also very enjoyable. Click here to watch Javed Ali live in concert.

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