‘Sun Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pareshan kare mujhe choriya’ are the lyrics one can see Varun Dhawan grooving on. The actor tweeted this latest song from his upcoming film Judwaa 2  this morning. While we don’t know yet if the song will be a hit or not the original Salman Khan starrer definitely didn’t have a song around Ganesh Utsav.

While this song may climb the chartbuster instantly, we take a look at the many hit Ganesh Utsav songs that Bollywood has churned out in the past.

1) Deva O Deva – Hum Se Badkar Kaun – 1981

The otherwise negative image of Amjad Khan comes crashing down in this 1981 song from the film Hum Se Badkar Kaun. The song Deva O Deva went on to become such a rage that even today, after 36 years, it is religiously played in every Ganpati Pandal and during Visarjans too.

2) Sindoor Lal Chadayo – Vaastav 1999

This Ganpati Bhajan is a rendition of an old traditional Aarti that will fill you with spiritual vibes.The music of this song has been composed by duo Jatin-Lalit and it is voiced by Ravindra Sathe. The Aarti is beautifully climaxed with the lyrics of yet another aarti–Ghaalin Lotangan which only escalates the energy of this number. It is impossible for you to have missed this Bhajan.

3) Ganpati Apne Gaon Chale – Agneepath – 1990

Though this 1990 film flopped at the box office, the Ganpati Visarajn song did become a huge hit back then. Sung by Sudesh Bhonsle, it is picturized on Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty.

4) Deva Shree Ganesha – Agneepath – 2012

From 1990 cut to 2012, the remake of Agneepath also had a Ganpati Visarjan song. Only this time it was Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra dancing to the tunes of music composer Ajay-Atul. The Aarti is sung by Ajay Gogawale and completely sets the tone for Ganesh Utsav. The use of traditional dhols in the song is an instant mood lifter.

5) Morya Re – Don – 2006

Morya Re is yet another hit Ganesh Chaturthi song picturised on Shahrukh Khan. It is part of the famous 2006 Don remake. Sung by Shankar Mahadevan and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy the song captures the essence of every Marathi manus and a Ganesh Bhakt.

6) Sadda Dil Vi Tu – ABCD – 2013

This has been one of the latest songs in recent times dedicated to Bappa. Sadda Dil Vi Tu from ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) encapsulates the true feeling of today’s gen next and has the essence of Ganesh Vandana. Beautifully choreographed, the song is a delight for those who love fusion.

Let us know your favorite Ganpati song out of the list.


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