Snow Songs to Cool Me Down

You know how there is this crazy terrible extreme weather all over the world right now?  Well, in my little part of the world, all that is happening is that we have a freakishly hot spell.  Like, literally hotter right now than it was in July.  Which is really nothing in the grand scheme of things, but still, I’M HOT!!!!  And therefore, I am looking up songs to cool me down.

This song not only has cooling visuals, but through some kind of crazy Rahman magic, it SOUNDS cool, right?  Like, you listen to it and it is as though a chilly breeze swept past you.

(review of Kaatru Veliyidai here)

That’s the romantic version of cold, let’s look at something that’s a little more on the emotionless and powerful side of things.  I hate the official promo version of this song, so I am using a nice internet persons version with the film opening credits.

(review of Shivaay here. Not a good movie)

Probably the coldest Indian film song EVER! Poor Kajol.

(Dilwale full coverage here)

And a film where the snow is actually a plot point.  Well, sort of, it gives him an excuse to grab her and pick her up so she doesn’t get cold.

(Review of Fidaa here)

And then a sad one, but one in which for once they are actually dressed for the code!  And which makes me want to visit Russia.  Or else re-watch Dr. Zhivago, one or the other.

(No Lucky No Time for Love review, I really should put one up!)

And finally a classic, which was just mentioned in the comments, and proves both that snow is sexy, and that Arvind Swamy is the perfect husband (as if we needed any more proof of that).

(No Roja review either, because Ratnam is too much for me sometimes)

25 thoughts on “Snow Songs to Cool Me Down

  1. Dr. Zhivago will drop my body temp 10 degrees in the heat of summer. I also got up and put on a sweater while I was reading “The Long Winter” volume of the Little House series when I was about ten.


    • I may need to rewatch all of Lucky tonight. Possibly Friday Classic? Well, not-so-classic.

      On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:46 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Lucky is a nice little film, I’d like to read your thoughts on it. While I certainly wouldn’t call it a “classic”, I also wouldn’t apply that label to several other films you’ve already reviewed in your Friday classics, so you may as well go for it. 🙂


    • Exact thought process I went through! “That song from Darr! Oh wait, after the first minute it switches to somewhere else”

      On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 2:47 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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    • I almost put that up! But I feel like I just used it for something recently (Shammi’s birthday maybe? Something).

      On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:59 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I haven’t reviewed any of the big 3 Ratnam crossover hits yet, partly because I know them too well, I’m not even sure what I would say. But maybe some week when I don’t have time to watch anything new Tamil and need to dip into my memory.

      On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:48 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. This is probably a wrong comment for this post, but I am excited to tell you that hotstar is currently available in US, and they have the movie Chenkol (sequel to kireedam), with so accurate subtitles. Please watch and give a review of it, and especially mohanlal’s acting. This movie showcases predicaments that mohanlal’s character goes through, thus Mohanlal’s acting is soaked in emotions; emotions, that an human being doesn’t face in his/her life.


    • I am so excited about HotStar! I’ve been watching all kinds of thing. I saw Chenkol was on there, but it was such a BIG movie, I didn’t want to watch it unless I could really focus. So I watched c/o Saira Banu instead.

      On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:52 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Yes Margaret thanks to you, I also came to know about hotstar and watching my favourite Hindi comedy episodes again. Otherwise I would have missed them. Go hotstar go!


      • I wouldn’t say that film is so important compared to better movies of mohanlal, but acting-wise alone, this is a rare movie, because mohanlal is in his absolute best throughout the movie. It is so beautiful to watch him act; it has a scene similar to robert de niro’s ‘you talking to me’, in which mohanlal talks to both a mirror and another character at the same time.


  3. And there is Kajol cavorting in the snow with either Saif or Akshay (?) in Yeh Dillagi – the remake based on Sabrina – wearing unsuitable footwear.


    • I also considered “Zara Se” from DDLJ, where at least she is wearing suitable footwear.

      On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 3:42 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I am glad that ShahRukh ‘made’ Maya Memsaab…and yes, in retrospective it was his pairing with Deepa (again in ODJHI), the clearly older and more experienced women that was something special in his career. I like his weakness and passion (in that movie and in general).


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