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10 Bollywood Songs That Were Used in Hollywood Movies

We have always said that bollywood takes inspiration from Hollywood; be it story, movie, action scenes or music. Although we have noticed many bollywood movies and songs that ere way too inspired from Hollywood. But guys it is the high time to stop blaming our bollywood makers for taking inspiration from Hollywood. As they said music has no language. And when it comes to filmi music, nobody can deny the legacy. Right from the first indian sound cinema Alam Ara (1931) to 21st century's high budget modern cinemas, the hindi film songs are an important part of it. I think this thing has also inspired hollywood to use several masterpiece filmi songs in their movies. Remember the Indian astronaut, Shariff and his humming of classic song Mera Joota Hain Japani in 2013's Oscar winning movie Gravity. Pretty cool(isn't it?). But it is not the only time that they used a bollywood song. So today we are going to inform you about 10 bollywood songs that were used in Hollywood movies. 

10 Bollywood Songs That Were Used in Hollywood Movies:


If talking about superhero movies, than we all have to agree that 2016's most successful superhero movie was Deadpool, starring Rey Reynolds. We all fell in love with that fast-talking red-mercenary with a morbid sense of humor. In a scene he is seen in a cab with the desi cab driver Dopinder and then we heard the evergreen classic Raj Kapoor song 'Mera Joota Hai Japani' (from Shree 420) on the radio. It was pretty crazy(isn't it?), btw all thanks to that crazy ass Dopinder.

2. Inside Man

2006's Inside man is an intelligent heist and crime thriller movie directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster. Well, A.R. Rahman's popular song 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' from the movie Dil Se...(starring SRK and Manisha Koirala) was used in that movie. The entire song is played during the credits at the beginning and ending of the movie. Despite of having no thematic similarity to the movie plot; still Lee used that song because he thought it would be awesome, unconventional and different.

3.Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is a 2001 romantic musical comedy film starring Nicole Kidman. It has won two Academy Awards that year. Well the movie featured the popular Alka Yagnik's song 'Chamma Chamma' from the movie China Gate. We can see Kidman dancing and enjoying the desi song right before her ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ performance.

4.Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

2004's Oscar winning Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind is a romantic science fiction drama staring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslate. Two bollywood songs played as background music in a scene where the duo is seen sitting on a couch in the living room. The first song is Mohammed Raffi's 'Mera Mann Tera Pyaasa' from the movie Gambler and the another one is Lata Mangeshkar's 'Wada Na Tod' from the movie Dil Tujhko Diya.

5.The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband is a 2008's romantic comedy drama film starring Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Colin Firth. A.R. Rahman's two bollywood songs and one tamil song featured in this movie. The two bollywood songs are 'Chhalka Chhalka' from the movie Sathiya and 'Rang De' from the movie Taal respectively. While the tamil song is named 'Swasane' from the movie Thenali. Additionally the movie has loads of Indian vibes in it.

10 Bollywood Songs That Were Used in Hollywood Movies:

6.Ghost World

Scarlett Johansson starrer 2001's dark comedy film Ghost World features the song 'Jaan Pehchaan ho' from the movie Gumnaam (1965). The song is used in the opening credits scene with some funny and wacky dance steps performed by the characters of the film.

7.Lord of War

A.R. Rahman's composed the melodious instrument theme song from the movie Bombay is used in the 2005's crime drama war film Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage. The movie is based on the stories of several real-life arms dealers and smugglers where Cage plays the role of an illegal arms dealer. The Bombay theme song is thematically played in one of its scenes.

8.The Guru

Jimi Mistry starrer The Guru is a 2002 British-French-American sex comedy film. The movie is about a dance teacher from India, who went to America to pursue a normal career but incidentally stumbled himself as a high-profile dance and sex guru, a career which he learned from a pornographic actress. The movie features two bollywood songs - first one is ‘Chori chori hum gori se pyaar karenge’ from the Aamir Khan-Twinkle Khanna starrer movie ‘Mela’ and the second one is 'Kya Mil Gaya' from the movie 'Sasural'.

9.The Dictator

The Dictator is a 2012 political satire black comedy and dark humor starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Punjabi MC's popular track 'Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi' which was previously featured in the Amitabh Bachchan's movie Boom was used in the trailers of the movie. In the trailers it had the re-mixed version of the track featuring Jay-Z and Punjabi MC.

10. Remember Me

Remember Me is a 2010 American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Allen Coulter and starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. The romantic movie unfolds against a backdrop of 9/11's terror attack. The movie features a classic song of legendary Nusrat Fetah Ali Khan named as 'Saanson Ki Mala Pe'. In one of its scenes the song is played as a background music while the duo visits an Indian restaurant on their first date in NYC.

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