The Beatles In Bollywood

Some time ago, I wrote a post on the influence of Indian music on The Beatles. Many people landed on that post looking for The Beatles’ influence on Indian music, so I thought it was time to do a round-up of The Beatles in Bollywood:

Dekho Ab Toh (Janwar, 1965) – Not only is the song a rip-off of The Beatles’ I Want To Hold Your Hand, it also has Shammi Kapoor and four other actors cloning the band’s haircut.

Dil Se Kya Sahi (Imaan, 1974) – In this R.D. Burman song, the line “Aaj Jhoomen Zara…” is an adaptation of the line “I Once Had A Girl…” from Norwegian Wood.

Humne Kabhi Socha Nahi (Jeevan Mukt, 1977) – R.D. Burman was perhaps fascinated by Norwegian Wood. After using the tune in Dil Se Kya Sahi, he used it again in Humne Kabhi Socha Nahi.

Dil Usse Do Jo Jaan De De (Andaz, 1971) – This song uses the tune of the line “What Would You Do If I Sang Out Of Tune….” from A Little Help From My Friends.

Hum Jab Honge Saath Saal Ke (Kal Aaj Aur Kal, 1971) – While the tune of the song itself is original, the lyrics are likely inspired by The Beatles’ “When I Am Sixty Four”.

Do you know of any other Beatles’ influence in Bollywood?

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