The festival of colors has finally arrived a perfect time to reminisce with your family and friends. But have you wondered what it’s like to have a Holi party with a little Bollywood twist? A Holi party without some peppy Holi songs from Bollywood is almost like having gin without tonic. Let’s throw it way back to some of the best Holi songs in Bollywood that make the vibrant festival much better.
Holi Aayi Re Kanhai- Mother India (1957)
If you live and breathe Bollywood then you should know that this song from the Cult classic Mother India is mandatory to be included in a Holi celebration. An Oscar-nominated film starring Nargis Dutt and Sunil Dutt, the movie is not only known for its story but the songs that are featured in it including Holi Aayi Re Kanhai.
Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hain- Sholay (1957)
Why need bhang when you can trip on Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hain? Created by the maestro R.D. Burman, his creation can never be forgotten. No matter how many years passed, this movie and the songs will remain close to everyone’s hearts and there is nobody like the dreamy couple Hema Malini and Dharmendra.
Rang Barse- Silsila (1981)
A perfect way to start your Holi celebration is playing Rang Barse dating back from the 80’s. Sung by the handsome hunk in the movie Amitabh Bachchan, this film also stars his real wife Jay Bachchan, Rekha and Shashi Kapoor. Well, at least we hope your Holi does not go dull like Jaya Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the music video.
Hori Khele Raghuveera- Baghban (2003)
Another Holi song sung by Big B himself, it doesn’t matter what generation you belong to. A song that will forever be an anthem for many years to pass. Every Holi celebration starts off with this iconic song no matter which part of the world you are in.
Balam Pichkari- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Itna mazza kyu aa raha hai? Because Balam Pichkari can give you all the feels for Holi. Another Holi anthem was sung by Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgad specifically for the Millenials to groove on, this music showcases some brilliant actors like Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin.
Badri Ki Dulhania- Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
This song from Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a huge hit and is widely played with or without Holi. Directed by Shashank Khaitan under Dharma Productions, this song will always be dear to everyone given the chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Jai Jai Shivshankar Song- War (2019)
Lastly, a treat from the chiseled dancers of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff grooving for us to the reprised version of the song Jai Jai Shivshankar from Aap Ki Kasam(2017) is what will make your Holi complete. This song can be perfect for dance-offs at your Holi party.
Holi will always play a significant role in Bollywood movies.