From Dil Chahta Hai to Bajirao Mastani: 5 Iconic Bollywood Soundtracks that We Can't Stop Going Back to

Anushka Halve

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

This cult classic introduced a new wave of storytelling and music to Bollywood. The soundtrack, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, perfectly captures the spirit of the "chamkile din." We still go back to 'Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe' and 'Tanhayee' on our hard days.

Om Shanti Om (2007)

Will a song ever capture our collective emotions as well as Dard-e-Disco? Will we ever stop hoping to be asked out to Main Agar Kahoon? This album is a go-to for fans of Bollywood music, full of absolute bangers.

Rockstar (2011)

A soundtrack that is celebrated for its fusion of rock and Indian classical music. 'Kun Faya Kun' instantly puts you in a sufi state of mind, and 'Sadda Haq' is exactly what you need to hear when you're feeling...less zen.

2 States (2014)

A soundtrack so diverse it leaves you feeling 'Mast Magan' every single time. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy curate a song for every mood; 'Chaandaniya' if you're feeling low, and 'Iski Uski' when you want to dance in your living room.

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's music transports listeners to a bygone era and leaves them mesmerized. Sometimes you can't stop listening to 'Deewani Mastani' on loop or looking out your bedroom window with 'Aayat' playing in the background - we all have those days, right?

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