How Bollywood Holi Songs Perfectly Capture All The Moods Of Holi


Bollywood shares an extremely colorful bond with the festival of Holi. Holi songs are such an intrinsic part of our cinema that many a time, a Bollywood movie is identified more by its famous Holi number rather than its characters or plot. Firmly ingraining themselves as part of our pop culture, these songs not only showcase the fun of Holi, but also capture the entire gamut of emotions associated with the festival brilliantly – from the madness to the naughtiness to the passion. With the festival of colors just around the, we decided to stroll down memory lane and see which popular Holi tracks are best suited to the diverse moods of the festival of colors.

Masti Wali Holi

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Holi is a festival of immense fun and excitement, and more than a few of our Bollywood Holi songs tap this mood perfectly. The most famous ones to show the festival in all its fun and frolic are Rang Barse from Silsila and Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. No Holi party is complete without this foot-tapping tracks being played several times over.

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Romantic Holi

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The festival also serves as the perfect opportunity to make your long-time crush aware of your feelings. And, giving the hopeless romantics the push they need are sweet Holi tracks like Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hain from Sholay and Soni Soni Ankhiyon Wali from Mohabbatein.

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Flirtatious Holi

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Not everyone is looking to profess their love on Holi. Some just like to indulge in a bit of healthy flirting and know that the festival provides the perfect opportunity to get away with some harmless ched-chaad – an opportunity that’s immaculately exploited in songs like Aaj Na Chodenge from Kati Patang and Holi Aayi Re from Mashaal.

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Passionate Holi


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And, then, there are those who not only confess their feelings, but allow their passions to rage to the hilt. Such seductive gestures and burning desires are amazingly showcased in tracks like Lahu Munh Lag Gaya from Ram Leela, Ang Se Ang Lagana Sajan from Darr, and Do Me a Favor Let’s Play Holi from Waqt: The Race Against Time.

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Madcap Holi

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Some are not satisfied with the usual fun and games during Holi, and are all too eager to completely let go of themselves and go wild in the festive spirit. The songs that come to mind when dealing with the crazy part of Holi are the evergreen Jai Jai Shiv Shankar from Aap Ki Kasam and Dekho Aayi Holi from Mangal Pandey: The Rising.

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Senior Citizens wali Holi

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The festival of colors is meant to be enjoyed by the young and old alike. And, the track Holi Khele Raghuveera from Baghban beautifully depicts how our senior citizens and youngsters can come together for an equal measure.

A bit of fun for everyone is the true spirit of Holi, and these Bollywood Holi songs perfectly capture that spirit.

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