Holi is just around the corner. The festival of colors brings unparalleled joy and literally a bright splash of colors in our lives. This zingy lively festival is not just a favorite with the masses, it's a huge hit in the world of Bollywood as well. Our filmmakers love to add a bit of sauce and drama to their ventures my introducing a peppy foot tapping Holi number that sometimes ends up lifting the entire movie's weight on its shoulders.
From Rang Barse to Balam Pichkari, the Holi numbers have been a hit formula for the moviemakers to pull more crowds and bring in extra flavor to the masala movie. Almost each time, it works. Folk style, dance numbers, slow and flirty..the music and the visuals are vivid and cheerful. Gulal, white clothing, water, bhang, Gujiya ,the flirting, the music and the sensuous undercurrent of most of these numbers does the trick well.
Let us have a look at FIVE of the most memorable filmi holis through ages in the Indian cinema CHRONOLOGICALLY-
RANG BARSE (SILSILA)Amitabh Bachhan and Rekha create a sizzling chemistry in this eternally favorite number that still pulls the maximum crowds at most holi bashes. The song is truly a HOLI ANTHEM! The mood and the sizzling chemistry between the rumored lovers was the talking point of the cinema world for the longest time after this song. Its catchy and fun at the same time.
ANG SE ANG LAGANA (DARR)
Not really an old number but this very suggestive and peppy song from the YashRaj stable had the Holi scene set perfectly. This Juhi , Shahrukh and Sunny Deol starrer made for one of the most popular and dramatic Holi set ups in Bollywood. The song is amongst the most popular choices in Holi songs till date.
HOLI KHELE RAGHUBEERA (BAGHBAAN)Another master blaster from the iconic superstar Amitabh Bachhan, this track had a rather aged Superstar romancing the Dreamgirl Hema Malini in true hero style. It is a very universally jovial track with a very family feel and vibe. Play it on your Holi party and watch everyone groove away.
DO ME A FAVOR LET'S PLAY HOLI (WAQT)
Its cheesy, Its ANU MALIK in his nasal twang, it's almost meaningless and yet it is a hit at the fun Holi parties over town. The Holi dance number made its mark irrespective of all that. The Akshay Kumar Priyanka Chopra starrer managed to make a mark and continues to be hummed after the Bhang and Gujiya magic takes over!
BALAM PICHKAARI (YEH JAWANI HAI DEEWANI)
The grooviest and the most happening HOLI SONG EVER! This number will bring the house down owing to the mind blowing copy worthy steps and the stellar star cast that seemed to be having a ball during the song! Ranbir, Deepika, Kalki and Aditya truly on a roll! No party can go on without this song in the loop atleast!
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