One-shot songs are the ones when the camera keeps rolling constantly for four to five minutes, without the director yelled ‘cut!’ After that, the entire footage is presented as it is for the audience. Single shot music videos are just as extremely popular as they are tough to shoot. While Hollywood is flooded with examples of such songs that display cinematic finesse and creativity, Bollywood fans don’t have many examples to look up to. Bollywood has a handful of such songs. They are so little in number that we can literally name them all in one single list.
So, Friday Fans, we present to you the Bollywood songs being shot in one take:
Aradhana is a 1969 movie featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. It had a song “Roop Tera Mastana” which was a sensual song at that time and was shot in a single take of 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
This sensual song featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit from the movie Anjaam released in 1994 was shot in a single take because of its sensuousness.
This quirky fun number featuring the ensemble cast of the movie Cash released in 2007, dancing and prancing around a maze-like set was being shot in a single take.
This is one of the hottest Bollywood song ever. There is not much of any revealing content in the song, but the actors Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra kept the sensuality of the song at an all-time high for three minutes and forty seconds all being shot in a single shot.
This number is extremely beautiful to listen to, and also quite pleasant to watch. As opposed to the usual romantic music videos, this one is a long action sequence. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan kill goons as they make their way out of a motel. Everything is shot entirely in one shot.
This Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor-starrer dance number is a single shot one. We can only imagine the amount of energy that the actors must have had to put in to get it right.