From reminiscing past love, dealing with heartbreaks, hitting that dance floor with your friends and making a wedding playlist, Indian music has done it all. Let’s look at the top 10 best music videos of all time.
Main Agar Kahoon
Main Agar Kahoon from Om Shanti Om showcases the innocence of love Om Kapoor has for Shanti through little things. He plans a whole date idea with a private candlelight dinner, piano and music. Of course, a fake moon is in the background, which depicts his passion. There are also sweet little things through which he shows respect towards her. The best part of the video is Om imagining Om and Shanti dancing in a snowball. The hair, the makeup, the outfit, the snowball, the lighting, everything in the video is beautiful. His daydream breaks, but he doesn’t get disappointed and asks her to dance with him. The song has the best music of all time. Main Agar Kahoon’s music video, in terms of story-telling and portrayal of characters, remains one of the best videos of all time.
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Saathiya song from Saathiya movie is one of the classic romantic music videos of Indian cinema. Although the song and movie are a remake of Alaipayuthey, I will say they did it better. The Hindi remake version outdid the original in outfits, location and choreography. Certain parts of choreography remain the same, but in terms of clichés and romantic scenes, the Hindi version gives a fresh feel. The video also has a western fusion in terms of outfits. Saathiya subtly portrays romance and love. An A R Rahman’s music and the visuals complete each other, making Saathiya undoubtedly one of the best music videos of all time.
Telisiney Na Nuvvey
Telisiney Na Nuvvey from Arjun Reddy is one of the best heartbreak music videos ever made. It portrays Arjun’s bitter emotions and showcases his gut-wrenching while he reminisces his memories with Preeti. It takes the viewers through the complete journey of heartbreak—all the phases of breakup from denial, anger, acceptance, and grief. Arjun’s journey, however, doesn’t end with closure. Instead, he learns to get used to the pain and live with it. He tries his best not to let his emotions get in the way of his profession. It also portrays how friendship stands through it all.
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Not only is Badtameez Dil from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani a fantastic song, but it is also marvellous to watch. It is one of the best party songs made in Bollywood. The music video especially tops the song with unique choreography. A party song with fun, nostalgia, adventure, and friendship is all we crave. And Badtameez Dil has got it all. Perhaps the song is in every playlist of every kind of party. It is one of the fewest party songs with good music and a fantastic video.
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Barso Re from Guru is not just a monsoon song. It carries a story-telling of a woman named Sujata from a small village ready to discover herself, explore and connect with the world. The music video captures the vibe of the song and music perfectly. It depicts the Indian countryside during the monsoon season pleasantly. The choreography stands unique with beautifully flawed steps where Sujata enjoys her only company. She takes control of her freedom and decides to embark on her journey by the end of the video.
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Bombay Dreams KSHMR
Bombay Dreams by KSHMR is one of the sweetest independent music videos. It portrays a teenage boy still in his school loving the art form of dance. But he’s anxious about dancing as he fears getting judged by society. So he enjoys dancing on his own in his alone time. He also develops a crush but is nervous about expressing his feelings. One day his love for dance is exposed, and he gets judged by people around him, which leaves him disappointed. On the other hand, his grandfather shows support by dancing with a couple of kids on the street. The little nudge gives him the confidence to be vulnerable and be himself at the end of the day.
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Many songs come and go, but Bole Chudiyan from K3G remains a classic. The music video perfectly depicts love, friendship, fun and family. With an energetic choreography, pretty outfits and affectionate moments, this song has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages. The rare multi-starrer music video has its unique place in all wedding playlists. The video also illustrates Indian traditions, different kinds of love, and emotions. It is one of the best music videos of all time for its portrayal of unity, longing, love and togetherness.
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Swag and this song go hand in hand. Rowdy Baby’s song has jolly feels and pretty costumes. It is full of Dhanush and Sai Pallavi’s swagger performances. The music video is full of cuteness, energy and love. The colourful locations and outfits are a bonus. It is one of the rarest best music videos that is light-hearted, mood setter and loved by everyone.
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Sheila Ki Jawaani
Sheila ki jawani from Tees Maar Khan is one of the best music videos of all time, full of feminine energy. The song depicts Anya, a girl full of dreams, starring in an item song. The music video has sexy choreography moves and bold outfits. It represents a woman who loves herself, takes control of her image and holds the power of her beauty and youth. She is unaffected by men and their desires for her. She knows her self-worth and doesn’t settle for less.
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Apna Time Aayega
Set in the streets of Bombay, Apna Time Aayega from Gully boy is one that leaves the audience inspired all the time. The music video carries out the emotions of struggle, patience, perseverance and humility while chasing one’s dreams. Ahmed performed a rap song he wrote in front of an audience and confidently owned the stage. He captivates the people with his energy and keeps them engaged throughout his performance. Unlike other songs in Bollywood, the music video is set in a realistic location with relatable emotions of people who go through various downs in their lives. The dark lighting of the club portrays the negatives of his life. There are crowns in the club used as interior design, which carries the song’s spirit as everyone becomes kings and queens of their own lives when the time comes.
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