Main Hoon Na Sweet Sixteen Celebration: Rank the Songs!

(interrupted by Rishi, but not canceled! We deserve a happy silly celebration today, don’t we?) There’s no “right” answer for this, that would be impossible. Just in your personal preference, how would you rank the songs?

My Rankings!

“Main Hoon Na”

I put this one first because I like songs that tell a story, and this one is great for how it shows Shahrukh getting acclimated to campus, the Zayed-Amrita-Percy triangle, the brotherly love, and everything else going on at that point in the plot. All while still having great dancing and sets and costumes.

“Gori Gori”

Such a fun fully realized song! The 1960s vibe is in everything from the hand moves to the jackets on the band, the red and black color tone is original and distinctive, and the dancing itself isn’t bad at all.

“Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal”

This concept isn’t quite as good as the others, it’s supposed to be a fun modern Qawalli complete with Mughal style fountains and swans and things, and yet it somehow doesn’t come together. Also, Zayed’s costumes are an affront to my eyes. But it’s still catchy, and the 4 leads sell it like crazy.

“Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha”

This is almost a traditional love fantasy song. Which is a downside for me. I love Sush and Shahrukh together, but I miss the big fantasy sets and chorus of dozens behind them, that’s what makes the rest of the MHN songs feel so special.

“Chale Jaise Hawaien”

Remarkable coordination, almost all in one take, and immediately drops you in to this fun crowded crazy college life. But no Shahrukh. And no big set concept or costumes, so I am putting it second to last.

“Ye Fizaein”

The end credits with everyone appearing in general is a fun idea, I just don’t find the resulting song video something I really want to rewatch over and over again. The dancing isn’t great, even the song isn’t quite as catchy as the others.

Okay, what are your rankings????

7 thoughts on “Main Hoon Na Sweet Sixteen Celebration: Rank the Songs!

  1. I guess you’re taking into account the entirety of a song – dancing, sets, etc.? I tend to listen to songs more often than watch them, so they don’t matter as much for me. For me:
    1) Tumse Milka – I listen to this the most, instant mood lifter! Many a times I’ve fantasized making an entrance to those opening beats. Then there are fun edits like this –

    2) Gori Gori – Another one that just makes you wanna dance.
    3) Tumhe Jo Maine
    4) Main Hoon Na – has to be seen to get the full impact
    5) Chale Jaise, Ye Fizaaein


    • Man, now I’ve got “dum da dum da dum da dum da duuuuum DA” going through my head! You are right, great beats.

      On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 7:04 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. I first go with the kids who recently have discovered some MainHoonNa songs:
    They love – on the same level – “Chale Jaise Hawaien”, “Main Hoon Na”, “Tumse Milka” and “Gori Gori”.
    I myself are more like Kainaat…I listen…I’ve made compilations…and like her, I love “Tumse Milka” before every other MHN-song 🙂


    • mmmhhh…to add…of course, they have their own names again: Schoolyard-song, changing clothes & learning dance-song, Swan-song and Schoolparty-song 🙂


      • I’m glad someone likes Schoolyard Song! It tends to be forgotten, what with not having Shahrukh.

        On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 4:26 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Gori Gori is my number one. It goes beyond the movie, as something that is fun to watch even if you know nothing about the film.


    • That’s how I feel about “Main Hoon Na”! It’s the whole movie, in one song.

      On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 9:56 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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