There was a time when entire movies were shot using a single camera. That camera was mounted at different angles to capture proper shots. The hero and heroine would sing songs beneath a tree while the camera would stand still. Times have changed now. But sometimes it is cool to go back in time to try the olden ways. And the result of those experiments is we see interesting, single-take shots which are taken with a single camera. This style is highly underrated as a single camera intensifies the drama on screen and makes for a smooth viewing experience. But the scenes are not the only ones where you see this. Here are some songs that were shot in a single take with a single camera.
Roop Tera Mastana – Aradhana (1969)
The 1969 movie Aradhana is known for its amazing soundtrack, which is still hummable today. Roop Tera Mastana was the cherry on the cake of this album and the song, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was shot in a single take under the guidance of the cinematographer Aloke Das Gupta.
Barson Ke Baad – Anjaam (1994)
The movie Anjaam proved Shah Rukh Khan's grasp over playing characters with shades of gray. It also gave us songs like Chane Ke Khet Mein which is still a wedding favorite. Barson Ke Baad is another song from that album. Madhuri Dixit Nene steals the show with her moves and probably she was the only one who could have pulled it off.
Chalein Jaise Hawayein – Main Hoon Na (2004)
Farah Khan's debut movie as a director and probably one of her best, this song is also one among those which took a single take. Only, there wasn't only a single camera used here. Each actor was given a camera which followed them as the song progressed. A number of extras and the crew involved were a giant number and it is commendable that Farah Khan pulled it off so well.
Raabta – Agent Vinod (2012)
Raabta was a melodious oddity in the Agent Vinod album. While the other songs matched with the tone of the movie and were heart-thumping numbers, this was heart-soothing. The choice of shooting this song amidst a battle was perfect and it is still considered one of the most visually appealing videos till date.
Gallan Goodiyan – Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
The newest addition to the list – this song was spoken about a lot because it was shot in a single take. Again, it had a lot of extras and the main characters and the camera were in sync, making the video all the more fun.
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