In the early years of Bollywood, Holi was only celebrated in Mumbai’s R.K. Studio, where Raj Kapoor commemorated the festival with his family and friends. This tradition of celebrating Holi was further carried on by other famous Bollywood personalities including superstar of the millennium- Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who still loves to celebrate Holi in his famous residence- ‘Pratiksha’.
It s not just the off camera Holi parties that are part of Bollywood, but the festival has also played an integral part in several movies as well. There are many hindi movies which carry the essence of the festival. Many movies have been based on the festival of Holi, such as Bhakt Prahlad . Then another record breaking movie called Sholay was released which had a famous song: "Holi ke din dil khil jaate hai, Rangon me rang mil jaate hain".
Many other Holi themed songs have been a part of Bollywood just like ‘Kati Patang’ in which Rajesh Khanna was seen singing the popular ‘Aaj na chodenge bas humjoli’.
One famous song related to Holi was there in the film, Mother India : ‘Holi ayi re kanhayi rang chalke asuna de zaraa bansuri’.
Another hit chart-buster and the latest Holi dance number was released in the year 2013 from the movie "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani" starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The name of the song was, Balam Pichkari".
List of Top Bollywood Holi Songs
Here s the list of Top Holi Songs to put in your playlist this year:
- Chhaan ke Mohalla - Action Replay
- Dekho Aayi Holi - Mangal Pandey
- Soni Soni Akhiyon Waali- Mohabbatein
- Lahu Munh Lag Gaya - Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-leela
- Koi bheega hai rang se - Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost
For a detailed list of songs, click here.
All these filmy songs on Holi show how Bollywood has contributed a lot to our cultural festivities in a very delightful manner. Hope you ve enjoyed this bollywood journey with us!
Wish you a Very Happy Holi!!!