80s’ Bollywood was craze but also crazy. This listing of top ten crazy Bollywood songs is a sample for weighning the Bollywood’s craziness against. Don’t miss to tell what’s your craziest Bollywood song from that age.
10.Eisa Pir Na Musa Pir: Not so crazy I suppose! Yet, the odd combination of Dhramendra and Shatrugun Sinha with a then-fresh Karan Kapoor combined with the theme made it noticeable as something to enjoy, from the 1987 movie Loha.
9. Jaan Ka Dushman: While the music of this disco song is truly remarkable, focusing on the lyrics gives you an actual measure of the craziness in it. Besides, who else but Rekha could play the mother of the heroine (Mandakini) in this movie (Jaal, 1986) while looking as young and attractive as the heroine, and actually doing discos?
8. Mera Nam Bilo: Laddai (1989) was a well-crafted thriller resembling in setting and cast the 1986 Jaal (also with Mithun and Rekha in lead roles) and the task of doing crazy stuff was assigned to Dimple. The lyrics of this disco music song pictured on an ever-young-looking Dimple made it popular in collections of songs from the year. (Since I couldn’t find the video of the song alone on YouTube) Listen and decide for yourself.
7. Gadbad Ho Gayi: Look at these folk. Haven’t they gone out of mind? Well, certainly seems so! From the movie Chaalbaaz (1989), a remake of the 197…’s hit Seeta Aur Geeta (with Hema Malini in lead), starring Sridevi in double role, this song is worth remembering for its incomprehensible message and outright absurd lyrics combined with an equally absurd composition.
6. Jahan Char Yar: Big B again! And this was really another big performance from Big B, the movie Sharabi (1984) that again attested Amitabh’s acting skills as standing above others when it came to playing the tragic soul. This song however is an exception and you can easily see how.
5. Pakro Pakro: The credit of introducing the idea of “co-Kabaddi” goes to this song from the super hit Naseeb (1981) with truly amazing filming and choreography well-acted out by both teams. Those good old days also made sure not to let the item spill over the bounds of decency – a living example for today’s Bollywood on how to be crazy and clean at the same time.
4. My Name is Lakhan: Beside the popular on-screen pair of Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor, if there was anything unusual about the big hit Ram Lakhan (1989), it was the music. The song “My Name is Lakhan” filmed on Anil became very popular in the line of the cherished nonchalant hero’s image – the one Anil portrayed as the younger brother in this movie.
3. Hawa Hawaii: Sridevi remains one of the very few Bollywood actresses, and perhaps the only one in the 80s, who excelled in comedy. Not surprisingly then, she made instant success in comic roles. Her mega hit with Anil Kapoor Mr. India (1987) also marks her best humorous role. This song from the movie whereby she tries to entertain as “Miss Hawa Hawaii” is a memorable clip of her entertaining skills.
2. Saat Sehelian: The funny stories of 7 sisters wailing about their marriages makes this hilarious song, from Vidhaata (1982), a unique treat in Bollywood comedy. The costumes and caricatures combined with the pun on words (which were considered vulgar at a time) make you keep guessing and then leap in laughter as the final line is sung revealing the main problem with each husband. Padmini Kolhapure conveyed the different styles pretty well but the entire stage presentation remains a fun-to-watch string of crazy tales.
1. Jis Ki Bewi Moti: None else but this all-time hit remains the craziest Bollywood song ever, at least in the 80s, with the most perfect combination of theme, gossiping mood, partying music, and Big B’s most memorable comic performance. It never ceases to amuse you even after 30 years of its first appearance in the movie Lawaaris (1981).