Songs About Colors!

Another fun theme song post! Any song that is aggressively all blue in one shot, and then all red in another. Or all the same color straight through. Not mixed up onscreen, you know? All one thing.

First one I thought of, of course, was Karan Johar’s big color scheme song “Tumhi Dekho Na”. Going from Blue to Orange to Purple to Red to Green.

This one, so pretty, Farhan Khan walking through a sea of yellow as he thinks of Sonam, “O Rangrez”

Okay, this one isn’t technically just one color, but the way M. F Husain structured it, you see these bright clear colors like spots of paint on a sandy canvas, “Yeh Rishta”

Farah Khan’s take on this idea, a blue background with a yellow sari, then a purple and black, and finally (my favorite) the faded white-grey with the pop of color of yellow flowers and red sari scarf, “Aur Kya”

This whole movie is blue, and that’s WEIRD, and I don’t like it. But by golly I like this one song video despite myself, “Masha Allah”

Okay, what else? To clarify, I don’t mean “colorful” songs, the ones where there are a million different tones on screen.

So, even though the big line is “who has colored me emerald”, I do NOT mean this song:

I mean the ones where you look at it and go “oh, this is a blue song” or “this is a yellow” song. You know? They can be so pretty and I want to watch more of them! Give me ideas!

11 thoughts on “Songs About Colors!

  1. Many Bhansali songs would fit into this category – Nagada Sang Dhol is a ‘red song’, Ang Laga De is an ‘Off-white/cream color song’, and Deewani Mastani is Gold? Bronze? Copper?.

    Satrangi Re from Dil Se also had an interesting use of color. Oh, and the tomato song from ZNMD was red of course!

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    • Yes! I have the movie Deewani Mastani, but that song is for sure all one color:

      And the song from ZNMD is literally called “paint it red”

      On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Would this count? Apart from the saree’s being cream coloured this is a red song by the sheer amount of red is on screen.

    Blue/Black all in a setting with it all around

    This song is very yellow/orange because of the sand

    Very green song by the amount of just green Alpine scenery

    Going through the whole rainbow here with green, red, yellow, blue, orange and white

    Extreme red/black and extreme white

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  3. A very gold/yellow song despite the colour differs in between

    A very blue song

    Black and grey

    Red and pink

    On account of the lights, the colours change a lot with this

    Very white even on account of the lights

    White on the account of the snow AND white clothing

    The while white labyrinth and rose garden scene

    Black even on account of the lights, it is very dominant

    Black again by the sheer amount of it onscreen

    Red, white-ish and red again

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  4. I’m going through my iTunes so this is gonna be in alphabetical order.

    “Aankh Marey” – pink/purple

    “Badri Ki Dulhania” – pink

    “Bandook Meri Laila” – red

    “First Class” – brown

    “Hard Hard” – navy blue

    “Khalibali” – black

    “Muqabla” – aqua blue

    “Pinga” – maroon & gold

    “Punjabi Wedding Song” – yellow

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    • Oh man, now I just want to listen to Bandook Meri Laila! It’s the best song.

      On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 7:04 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  5. You’ve shared this one before and I rediscovered it when I went on my Prabhu Deva kick.

    Kay Sera Sera – red

    Prabhu Deva seems to like color songs. Courtney shared Muqabla. Another:

    Happy Hour – green (not totally but in my head it’s green, maybe it’s the bottles? this is my favorite)

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  6. What do you think about below song?
    Only hero and heroine in White costumes on white set with some rainbow props. Some quick close-ups with black background in between –

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    • Sure! We’re getting pretty loosey goosey with “color songs” now.

      On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 6:56 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  7. I like below songs –
    1. Om Namaha (kissing song) from Geethanjali – both in Black, Black background with lights on them. simply magic from Mani Ratnam (director) and PC Sriram (photographer). Of course, music by Ilayaraja and singing by SPB and Janaki.

    2. This song from Bombay – all lush green, fully wet (Indian monsoon) patches and then blue sky and see. When I saw on big screen, with Rahman music on DTS, I was blown away –

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