This color of festivals is the most popular festival in Northern India. People come out to play in large numbers, forgetting all old grudges and issues. Besides celebrating it with colors, people love to get together and dance to their fun. And for this, there are umpteen songs that bring Holi alive.
Movies and Holi Songs
Along with the people, even Bollywood has been celebrating Holi for a long time. Over the years, many Indian movies have shown the festival of Holi, where people would dance and celebrate this occasion. Right from the Golden Era of Bollywood, movies have come up with numerous Holi Dance sequences. Some of the songs like Rang Barse and Balam Pichkari perfectly capture the mood of the festival.
Fun Fact - Not just movies, even Google Celebrate holi this year with a Doodle.
Earlier, people used to celebrate Holi with Dhol and Bhang. While the trend is still continued in many places, Dhol has mostly been taken over by the Bollywood songs. Every year, some or the other movie comes out with their own Holi dance sequences. And hence, today we have plenty of songs that can be played during this amazing day. These songs aptly cover the festival mood, from drenching in colored water to dancing under the effect of Bhang. They are just so amazing!
Popular Actors Who Celebrate Holi in Movies, While many movies release Holi songs, most of those songs become flop. There are plenty of songs that portray the festival of Holi, yet only a few songs get to be played on the celebrations. Besides the lyrics of the song, actors play an important role in making them successful. Some of those famous actors are Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. Amitabh has mostly sung Holi songs himself. Some of his popular hits include Hori Khele Raghubeera from Baghban and Rang Barse from Silsila. Similarly, Akshay Kumar is also a very popular name and face when it comes to Holi songs. Some of his superhits are Do Me A Favor Let's Play Holi from Waqt - Race Against Time, and Go Pagal from Jolly LLB 2.
Holi Songs & Celebration in India vs Spain's Tomatina
While in India, we celebrate the festival with colors and water, other countries have different ways to enjoy the festival. In Spain, the festival is popular as Tomatina festival. Here, instead of colors, people use tomatoes to throw and color each other. And this is celebrated in August, as opposed to Holi in March. But whatever the name and ingredients used, these festivals are a great time to come together and get lost in the fun.
Indian can clearly remember the Tomatina Festival Scene in Hindi Movie - ZNMD.
What a mess these festivals create! Yet, this is one of the best time of the year. While you stay out getting drenched, houses are cleaned, and sweet dishes are prepared. So while all this is happening in your house, why don't you play some of the best Holi songs, and have fun some more.
Top 10 Holi songs from Bollywood
About the Author
Hey Guys, My Name is Jonita and I am a big fan of Bollywood movies and Indian Songs. I just love how awesome our desi music is, and here on this blog, i write about my favourite singers and song collections.