Providing a space for the unapologetic expression of feminine longing and a defiance against the boundaries of conventional expectations. For these women the expression of their desire becomes their source of power.
The visual spectacle of Zeenat Aman in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) during the enchanting ‘Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe,’ or Mandakini's iconic ‘Tujhe Bulayen Yeh Meri Bahen’ from Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
If there is a Bollywood goddess of rain, then it has to be Sridevi, whose rain dances are an electric combination of desire, feminine joy and pleasure that manages to feel innocent despite the unabashed sensuality in the actor’s performance.
Rhea (Rani Mukerji) stands imagining her life with Karan (Saif Ali Khan). She stands in the rain with an umbrella protecting her. Cute couple fantasies gradually intensify with burgeoning desire.
When met with enthusiastic consent, and in Bollywood, rain songs become the ideal canvas to explore and revel in this expression of passion.