There are some immortal songs without which any para function or pujo pandal in Bengal is incomplete. Check out our favorite songs for every Bengali para!
This time of the year, Bengal floods with pujas & para-functions organised by our neighborhood clubs. And with that comes high decibel 24×7 playlists of Bengali songs from across multiple generations. Forget all the new tracks, there’s these few immortal songs of para functions that are blared every single year. We at BONGFeed carefully listened to these evergreen tunes, searched for their videos and compiled them here. Now go ahead and immerse yourself in this nostalgic journey into Bong music – forget what the songs are about, all of them are bound to make you feel festive.
NAKABANDI by USHA UTTHUP
If you haven’t danced to this one, then you don’t deserve a place in the “bhashan “rally!
Listen to the pulsating Nakabandi.
SHISHE KI UMRA PYALE KI by KISHORE KUMAR from PREM PRATIGYA
For a heart wrenching song like this, it’s strange how most of us feel like doing the crazy KHEMTA to this song. Maybe it’s because of Mithunda’s wavy moves in the video.
Marvel at this video of Shishe ki Umr .
AMI KOLKATAR ROSOGOLLA from ROKTE LEKHA
Bappi da’s music and Debosree Roy’s dance moves. However much you smirk at this song today, you know you’ve been humming it every year during the Pujas.
Watch the Kolkata Rosogolla.
PRIYOTOMAAAAA MONE REKHOOOO by KUMAR SHANU
Koto je shagor nodi, periye elam ami koto poth holam je paar.
Tomar moto eto opo-roop shundor, kauke to dekhini go aar!
Thousands, if not millions, of Bengali men have used these corny lines to make their lady loves smile. Try it, and the results might surprise you!
Here’s Kumar Shanu performing Priyotoma live.
KOTHA HOYE CHILO by ASHA BHOSLE from TROYEE
Composed by the boss himself – R.D.Burman’s Kotha Hoye Chilo is probably the most hummable of this lot!
If you’ve only heard the song and never seen the video, here it is Kotha hoye chilo.
AE AMAR GURU DOKKHINA
Uffff….Bappida again! We don’t need to say a word here. Just go play the video & that’s our Guru-Dokkhina.
Taposh Pal sings Ae Amar Gurudokkhina.
NAINO MEIN SAJNA from HIMMAT WALA
Bappida is all over. And this one has Jeetendra admiring Sridevi’s navel very very closely. But heck, what a song!
Watch Jeetendra & Sridevi’s navel in Naino mein Sajna.
URI URI, URI BABA KI DARUNNN by USHA UTTHUP from BOLIDAN
Yes, it’s by Bappi Lahiri again! And this song is probably why the entire country, even today, sees a Bengali and says “URI BABA”.
See the original Uri Uri Baba video here. Do put on sunglasses first, it’s shiny and sparkly!
AAR KOTO RAAT EKA THAKBO by ASHA BHOSLE from CHOKER ALOYE
We’ve never seen a Bengali actress raise the temperature on screen via such poetic lyrics . Wonder how this song became a staple for Durga Puja though – how many Bongs are actually tired of lonely nights?
See the red hot Aar koto raat video.
And finally, the song without which Durga Pujo would be like “chini-chara-cha” –
CHIRODINI TUMI JE AMAR by BAPPI LAHIRI
Prosenjit and Mandakini acted in this epic song that every Bengali hums throughout October & November. Now be nice and check out the video, cause we are sure you’ve never seen it.
Bumbada romances Mandakini in Chirodini.
Did we miss your favorite song? Add your favorite para function song in the comments & let us know
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