Bicycle Day: Main Chali Main Chali To Chaar Kadam, Bollywood’s Connection With The Two-Wheeler

New Delhi: The bicycle holds immense significance in the realm of fitness, offering benefits that are widely acknowledged. Beyond its health advantages, the simple pleasure of riding through bustling streets and the satisfaction of finding the perfect parking spot are unparalleled. And let’s not overlook the other perks of owning a bicycle: it’s eco-friendly, low maintenance, and stylish. April 19 is celebrated as “Bicycle Day” every year, to mark the first recorded LSD trip by Albert Hoffman in 1943.

Now, let’s talk about the fascinating connection between bicycles and Bollywood songs! Can you imagine our filmmakers ignoring this beloved two-wheeled marvel? Not a chance!

While the list of Bollywood songs that feature or mention a bicycle is very long, we have curated a list of 10 best and most popular songs of all times. Check it out:

1. Hey Maaine Kasam Li- Tere Mere Sapne (1971)

Starring the timeless Dev Anand and the lively Mumtaz, this romantic melody is performed by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Penned by Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj’ and composed by S D Burman, it captivates listeners with its enchanting charm.


2. Main Chali Main Chali- Padosan (1968)

Sung by the talented sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, this lively track is composed by R D Burman with lyrics penned by Rajendra Krishan. The vibrant Saira Banu is showcased relishing a bicycle ride with her group of friends, adding to the song’s infectious energy.


3. Michael Hai To Cycle Hai- Bewakoof (1960)


7. Raja Ko Rani Se- Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)


Another addition to the repertoire of Aamir Khan songs, this one boasts compositions by Anu Malik and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The melodious vocals are provided by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.




8. Meri Zindagi Mein Aye Ho- Armaan (2003)


This Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy creation penned by Javed Akhtar features the enchanting voices of Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. The song graces the screen with Anil Kapoor and Gracy Singh.




9. Chaar Kadam- PK (2014)


This romantic melody, composed by Shantanu Moitra and penned by Swanand Kirkire, is beautifully sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Shaan.




10. Love You Zindagi- Dear Zindagi (2016)


This track, composed by Amit Trivedi and penned by Kausar Munir, features the melodious voices of Jasleen Royal and Amit Trivedi.



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