When Bollywood sang in honour of Bapu

Bollywood songs that paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi

Bapu’s favourite bhajan Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram has been created in different versions in our Bollywood movies, helping the younger audience to know their Gandhiji better. While the original is a soulful bhajan, Bollywood later came up with rock and pop tracks. Recently even the superhero Krrish 3 released its version of the bhajan in which Hrithik can be seen doing some mean moves.

It is said that this particular bhajan was Bapu’s favourite and he would often be found humming it. He in fact even sang throughout the Dandi March inspiring one and all

 Here are some of the best versions of Raghupati Raghav from Bollywood movies and the original bhajan. Also a special dedication to Bapu from the movie Lage Raho Munnabhai. Tell us which one is your favourite!


The original Raghupati Raghav invented by Pandit Vishnu Dagmbar Paluskar. This song has been sung by his son D V Paluskar



Raghupati Raghav from Manoj Kumr starrer Purab aur Paschim



This version Raghupati Raghav was created for the end credits of the movie Gandhi and it was created by Pandit Ravi Shankar



Karan Johar’s debut movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai for the first time gave a twist to Raghupati Raghav


Recently the movie Satyagraha too came out with a soulful version of the bhajan


And the latest version is from Krrish 3 which has some pop beats to it



Finally the special dedication, Bande Mein Tha Dum from Lage Raho Munnabhai. This movie taught its own version of Gandhigiri


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