In Honor of Lent, 7 Deadly Sins in Indian Film Song Form! Starting with….LUST!

I was gonna do one post, but then I started putting up multiple videos and images for each sin and it just got way WAY too long. So instead I am going to do 7 posts. Which, bonus, also means I get 7 song post ideas to fill out the schedule.

Starting with a nice one that showcases female “Lust”. “Aga Bai”

And this, which is that moment of longing before action, longing on both their parts. “Yaadon Mein”

I love this song, the one Emraan love song where he doesn’t kiss, but it’s all the better for it, all the longing gazes and hand touches and so on. “Pee Loon”

I just have to include this, and it’s also one of the few that gives the really “sinful” side of Lust, the way it can stop your judgement and make you do stupid inconsiderate things like running through fountains. “Saans”

Can’t believe I forgot about this song! Kind of the lighter version of the sins of “Saans”. They are being kind of inconsiderate roommates because their lost is clouding their judgement, but it’s forgivable “Madhurame”

This is an interesting one. Our hero’s lust has made him unable to behave sensibly, following the object of his affection across the country, pushing himself on her even though she isn’t interested, but unable to stop himself “Omane Penne”

Ah, nice acceptable married lust, “Humma Humma”

And also “Kadhal Sadugudu”

I could keep going (feel free to put more ideas in the comments), but I’m going to end with one that really treats “Lust” as a sin, “Rang Barse”. Amitabh and Rekha are so horrible in this and Jaya is so classy!


9 thoughts on “In Honor of Lent, 7 Deadly Sins in Indian Film Song Form! Starting with….LUST!

  1. I would add Lahu Munh Lag Gaya from Ram-Leela and Bulleya from ADHM as classic lust filled songs…but it’s hard for me to think of any favorites since I don’t think Hindi films do lust that well in general…they’ve got the romantic longing down perfectly and the cutesy rom-com stuff, too and I’m here for those qualities.


    • Oh, good choices! Especially Bulleya, that has a very “lust not love” feel to it.

      On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 8:50 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. See, today was going to be the day I stopped watching Aga Bai over and over again, because I’ve watched it at least once a day for a week, and I keep catching myself humming “ki laagi laagi laagi” except that I sing it “kira kira kira” because that’s Japanese for “shiny shiny shiny.” And now I HAVE to watch it again!

    That makes me think of my other idea for a post: songs that you wish the whole movie could have been like the song, but it wasn’t.


    • Later today, there is an Aga Bai fanvid! So that can shake things up a bit.

      On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:08 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Well, there is Roop Tera Mastana, the ultimate in lust songs. I am sure you left it out of the list because it was too obvious. What about Jiya Jale from Dil Se?

    Not as obvious, but I have always found Dum BHar Jo Udhar Munh Phere from Awara to have a strong undercurrent of lust, especially if you pay attention to the small differences in the lyrics of the chorus for the male vs female parts.

    There is also the last couple minutes of this song from Shakti with Amitabh and Smita Patil. Amitabh was so good at doing the smoldering lusty look that I am surprised there is no song to prove that. Usually, it is just a small look here and there scattered through his movies

    There is also the song Door Na Ja Mujh Se from Sapnay where the lyrics are so lustful and a teenage me was sorely disappointed when I finally saw the song.


    • Yes to Dum Bhar!!!! Just looking at the stills and you can feel the chemistry leaping off the screen. And the film kind of works if you assume that is when they had sex. There is an extra security in their relationship and a deeper bond after that scene.

      On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 4:43 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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