22 March 2019
The festival of colours have time and again induced Bollywood filmmakers to squeeze in a song recreating the magic of Holi in vivid spectrums. Over the years, different movies have displayed the various moods and expressions of this festival. Some films portray it as a integral part of the plot, whereas in some it is just an item number. Different artists have given their own interesting interpretations of this colourful spectacle. And Holi, as of now, seems incomplete without the Bollywood numbers in the background. Though there are numerous foot-tapping Holi numbers in Bollywood, we chose a few which has been favourites over the years…
1: Rang Barse (Silsila)
This can be called the ultimate Bollywood Holi song, and any gathering in the festival seems to be incomplete with this timeless on-screen romantic number of Amitabh and Rekha.
2: Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)
The playful lyrics and music of this number will make every person dance at the Holi party. The Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starred song is colourful, peppy and a perfect song for this festival.
3: Holi Khere Raghuveera (Baghban)
The melodious Bollywood number starring Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan adds flavor to this festival.
4: Ang Se Ang Lagana (Darr)
This Holi song definitely remains a favourite during Holi and gets everyone to tap their feet on the festival of colours. It stars Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan.
5: Do me a favour, Let’s Play Holi
From a 2005 movie Waqt, this Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra starrer Holi song is sung by Anu Malik. The song has a very modern and upbeat feel about it.
6: Soni Soni (Mohabbatein)
This Bollywood number induce everyone to come forward and enjoy the playfulness of the festival.
7: Holi Ke Din (Sholay)
This timeless Holi song is a beautiful rendition from 1975 Bollywood film Sholay composed by R. D. Burman and sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. It stars Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
8: Jogiji Haan (Nadiya Ke Paar)
This Holi song Jogiji from the bollywood movie Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) starring Sachin and Sandhya Singh makes you wish today's Bollywood was still like this.
9: Aaj Na Chhodenge (Kati Patang)
This timeless Bollywood number stitll recreates magic and enhances the spirit of Holi. It stars Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh.
10: Holi Aayee Re Kanhayee (Mother India)
This iconic song from an iconic, almost an epic, film is an excellent choice for the occasion of Holi, the festival of colors, of joyful, happy, and vibrant moods.
There are so many other songs which are played during the festival and recreates the joyfulness of this festival . If you really wish to enjoy the colourful festival, it is imperative that you also lend your ears to some of the feet tapping compositions of Bollywood.