There are many moods and shades to the season of monsoon in Indian movies and I have been writing and speaking on this extensively on the subject for the past few weeks. I have lined rain to erotica, to anxiety, to drama and to conflict/ confrontation as well.
Commitment to attraction is the first and probably the most difficult step in romance and majority of our songs in films address to this state of mind the hero/heroine when they struggle to express themselves. Both are shy and unsure but when attraction is mutual expressions finds a way and then love blossoms leading to unabashed romance.
Rain is synonymous with sensuality, to reflection and change of mind as well. No romance is complete without heartache and longing that emerges from separation with beloved and those are scenes elaborating on desolation and yearning.
My favorite song for today is ‘Zindagi na bhulenge hum barsaat ki raat…’
My favorite scene: When Shaban Azmi walks with an umbrella from her college to her home, books in hand thinking of her beloved in Swami.
You can also watch my rain feature on youtube link/ https://youtu.be/3S8Hm7k7mao