Five Bollywood songs to set your mood this Diwali

Diwali, one of the major festivals of the country is round the corner. People from all walks of life celebrate the festival by decorating and illuminating their homes with lamps. It is a time to share and spread joy.

The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Legend has it that when Lord Rama conquered Ravana and rescued his wife from the demon, people of Ayodhya decorated the entire kingdom by lighting lamps to welcome their king and queen.

Bollywood movies love to celebrate any kind of occasion with song and dance and Diwali is no exception. There exist some memorable and beautiful songs that have captured the festive spirit of Diwali.

Here’s a list of five Diwali numbers from Hindi films that will set the mood for the festival of lights.

Ayee Hai Diwali: This song from ‘Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya’ (2001) is a light-hearted number in the voice of Alka Yaknik, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu Shaan, Ketki Dave and Sneha Pant. The song features Govinda Chandrachur Singh, Johnny Lever, Juhi Chawla and Tabu. It is a playful banter between couples. It sets the festival mood with lots of crackers and fireworks lighting up the screen.

Happy Diwali: This upbeat westernised track from ‘Home Delivery’ (2005) is picturised on a group of children singing merrily. Lighted candles, lamps and strings of lights create the Diwali ambience. It is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Vaishali, Surthi, Divya and Suraj. Vivek Oberoi and Ayesha Takia also appear in the song’s video.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: The title song of film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ (2001) has been sung by melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. The Diwali song with strong Indian classical elements features Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and a host of other star cast of the film worshiping Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman. Shah Rukh Khan coming back home is much like Lord Rama returning to Ayodhya. The great music sets the mood of the festival.

Deep Diwale Ke: This popular Diwali song from ‘Jugnu’ (1973) is sung by the lively Kishore Kumar. The song is very cheerful with lots of fireworks and flower pots burning in the background as Dharmendra dances with a group of happy school kids.

Mele hain chiragon ke: This is a beautiful Bollywood classic song from Nazrana (1961) is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song features Raj Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala who dances joyfully to the song. Despite being in black and white, the brightly illuminated lamps and fireworks and sparkles is evident of the happiness of the festivity.