This is related to the Kabhi Kabhi post I just put up in which we had a discussion of what is up with that very memorable “first night” song.
- Husband is willing/eager/enthusiastic, wife is shy
- Wife is willing/eager/seductive, husband is shy
- Both are equally excited
Kabhi Kabhi is a clear “husband is willing/eager/enthusiastic, wife is shy”
Gadar has a less obvious (more obvious?) version of the same thing. Amisha is keeping her eyes down and looking away, but is clearly happy to be there. Shy, but willing.
Along those same lines, there are Saif and Vidya in Parineeta.
I guess this is supposed to be a shy bride or something? I know in the plot of the film she is a former prostitute that he married, so it isn’t her first time (although it kind of is, since it is her first time with love and respect). Anyway, I would far FAR rather be Raakhee in “Kabhi Kabhi” than Madhuri here.
And just to clean that taste out of your mouth, here is a very nice shy-but-enthusiastic groom song.
Moving on, how about the aggressive wives? They do exist!
For instance, Madhuri in Beta. Who was forced to delay her “first night” by her scheming mother in law and has quite a bit of pent up frustration.
I like Kareena in Refugee, who manages to be both aggressive, and a little bit shy.
And then there’s Rani in Paheli, who was a little shy but mostly eager
Finally, equally enthusiastic couples! I love Arvind Swami and Manisha Koirala in Bombay, so excited that they are jumping around.
Mani Ratnam does really good “first night” songs, there’s also Alai Payuthay.
And of course Roja, where he just kind of sneaks it in while you aren’t looking.
And a non-Ratnam but still Rahman song, “In Lamhon”
Okay, that’s all I can think of! But I know there are more. Give me your ideas for active groom/shy bride, active bride/shy groom, and equally active/shy songs!