Every movie feels incomplete without a song in it. They usually act as a catalyst to the story or to heat up the energy of the situation. It takes several hours and days to get that one perfect shot. But in some cases, the director decided to step out of a bubble and shot an entire song in just one take! And those songs also turned out among the most liked songs ever.
Here is a list of 5 Bollywood songs that were shot in just a single take:-
- Roop Tera Mastana : You definitely must have heard this sing somewhere as it is a classic iconic song of that era. By movie “Aradhana” in 1969, this song made everyone groove instantly. This is also known as probably the first song to be shot in one take. Starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was indeed a sensual song. Composed by S.D. Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar, this song also made him win Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1969. https://youtu.be/dyEdcOhxJNQ
- Raabta (Siyaah Raatein) : A very heart touching song by movie “Agent Vinod” in 2012 starring Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Such beautiful song in a spy movie just got the audience mesmerized. Composed by Pritam, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Sing and Joi Barua, the sing turned out to be one of the top 10 Hindi songs released that year. Later, the song was remade and released in the movie ‘Raabta” by Sushant Sing Rajput and Kriti Sanon by Pritam again. https://youtu.be/tbXNVm8CXxg
- Gallan Goodiya : From the movie “Dil Dhadakne Do” in 2015, this song instantly made space in people’s heart. Written by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Yashita Sharma and Manish Kumar Tipu, this song was a complete banger. https://youtu.be/jCEdTq3j-0U
- Dil Bechara : The title track of film “Dil Bechara” in 2020 was also a single shot song. This was composed and sung by one and only A.R. Rahman and was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Farah Khan also got the award for Best Choreographer for the song. https://youtu.be/PMCu0JtizCk
- Meri Jaan : Yes, this is the iconic sensual song from the movie “Gangubai Kathiawadi” in 2022. Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and sung by Neeti Mohan this song is so beautifully directed that it holds your attention throughout the song showing the chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Shantanu Maheshwari. https://youtu.be/ldWFpeu36K0