Whenever you think of Bollywood retro music, there are certain images that will cross your mind, like shiny outfits, bright colors, and music that makes you tap your feet. We have seen our mothers and fathers enjoying this music and our generation continues to somehow know the lyrics as soon as we hear the tunes on the radio. Over the years, many Bollywood movies have gone meta and paid tribute to this generation of music that we still keep alive by remixing. If you want to spend a weekend trying to find those movies, we have made the job easier for you.
Om Shanti Om
No other movie can get meta in the way Om Shanti Om did. It was a movie about movies and there’s a particular song sequence that does justice to the golden generation of retro music in Bollywood.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Shah Rukh Khan strikes again and this time, he teams up with different actresses to take us through different types of popular Bollywood songs. Unlike the previous one, the song and lyrics in this movie also match the time period they are covering.
Any movie set in the late 60s or the 70s is successful in capturing at least two things – the disco and the cabaret. There is no refuting the fact that Bombay Velvet got this right.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Apart from having amazing songs, this movie also has a long-ish song sequence with music from older movies interlinked with each other. We can watch this sequence on loop.
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
This movie about many love stories intertwining together has some of the most popular R. D. Burman songs revisited in the background. Songs like O Hansini and Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyaar Mein get tasteful revisits with yet another generation hooked to this music.
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