The late 90s and the early 00s were the last of the golden period of great… no, legendary music. Nearly every song was written to perfection. It’s like the musicians had cracked the code to tapping into the listeners’ souls just to make them feel. It was nothing like the crap we have today.
Back then, the songs were unique and original. This was the same time when remixes were frowned upon. Remember the remixed version of Kaata Laga, which was also considered as one of the worst Bollywood sex songs? Neeraj Sridhar’s Bombay Vikings was also only well received by the young millennials. The adults simply tagged their music as ‘noise.’ But I digress.
In 1996, we received a gem from Bollywood. Baahon Ke Darmiyaan quickly became one of the most admired songs in Hindi cinema. The melody is soulful and the lyrics are riveting. They exude slow seduction. Not only the lyrics but the video is incredibly enticing, too.
But I never thought this song would also become a part of our Bollywood sex songs playlist someday.
Dancing under a garden gazebo, the couple embraces the rainy night as both of them silently profess their love to each other.
The music video was bold even for that time. Not because it had clothes flying across the room but because the choreography is extremely sensuous.
Baahon Ke Darmiyaan is extraordinarily special because it’s one of the few Bollywood sex songs that are tasteful. It is neither too over the top nor too virtuous. The song is the perfect amount of sexy and romantic, so it works even today.
I mean, just take a look at the music video and tell me it didn’t give you the chills. This song is living proof that you don’t have to show skin to make brilliant sex songs.
Besides, the subtlety is sure to leave you spellbound. Twenty-three years later, we are still waiting for another Baahon Ke Darmiyaan, knowing all too well that there can never be another one.