Bollywood Celebration: Holi style
The Indian festivities of Holi in India are always an unforgettably magical experience. The kaleidoscope of colors everywhere, the vibrant festivities and delectable food characterize Holi. Holi is one of the most beautiful and most awaited festivals of India. It is the time to enjoy and to make merry. It is truly an awesome occasion to celebrate. The Indian film has always tried to catch the glimpses of Indian of culture. Hence it was imperative for the tinsel town show makers to capture the glimpses of this pulsating festival in their lenses. This enigmatic festival has often been showcased for its liveliness and fun, which obviously adds an extra zing to the film. The films showcasing Holi celebrations are enlisted below.
The 1981 film is still in the hearts and minds of many due to the amazing storyline and also because of the iconic song “Rang Barse”. The song captures the cheerful Holi celebrations. The song entirely based on the scenic festival of Holi is an unforgettable one. It is considered as one of the most magnificent festival songs of Indian cinema. Amitabh Bacchan and Rekha’s unmatched compatibility also added to the song’s splendor.
The suspenseful story was a major hit at the time of its release due to its fresh and innovative storyline. It won Shahrukh many laurels for his wonderful acting. The song “Ang Se Ang Lagana” caused waves in the country because of its delightful imagery. This song was also based on the celebrations of Holi. It is a preppy number and is an all time favorite. The beautiful display of colors and the enjoyment shown in the song always creates a feel of celebration.
The 2005 release became popular for the grand song named “Do Me a Favor, let’s play holi”. The song was completely pictured on the Holi celebrations. It was a vivid sequence of colors, fun, frolic and merriness. Sung by Anu Malik and Sunidhi Chauhan this song is still played in all Holi celebrations to pep up the mood. The song broke all records of music at that time.
This film is yet another Yash Raj movie which had pictured the festival of Holi in one of its song and dance sequences. The film was a 1984 release which was an instant success at the box office. The film with a wonderful storyline also had a beautiful sequence with Anil Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman enjoying the celebrations of Holi. The song showcased enjoyment and the true nature of all Holi celebrations.