Well, it's the gala time of Holi! We bring to you top 15 Holi songs from Hindi cinema. Be it a 'Sholay' or 'Mother India' or even ‘Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani’, audiences flocked to the theatres to have a glimpse of these Bollywood songs.Bollywood has immortalised the festival of colours on screen.
The song "Holi Aayi Re Kanhai", sung by Shamshad Begum, has been cited as a typical Hindi film song which is written for and sung by a female singer. It has an emotional appeal to it. The song was picturised on legendary Nargis and
A Holi song that doenst feature any women and only the men shake their legs along the village pathways! The song 'Jogira Holi Khelat Nandlal' was picturised on Mehmood and other co-artistes. The folk music was very well composed by sitar maestro
Pandit Ravi Shankar
and Mohammed Rafi's golden voice had become the song of rural India.
Phool Aur Patthar
One of the best works of Dharmendra and
the film gave Dharmendra super stardom. A song 'Layi Hai Hazaron Rang Holi' was picturised where women and men danced in a village and a widow Meena kumari watches them playing Holi. Sung by
, the song was one of Asha's best songs .Item queen Laxmi Chayya also participated in this song. Actually, the song was also a focus on a growing relationship between a forsaken widow and a criminal.
In this song,
is hesitant to take part in the festivities of Holi as she is a widow. But her beloved
is in no mood to listen to her thoughts. The song' Aaj Na Chodenge' sung by
joining Kishore Kumar, expressing Asha Parekh's mood, really remains an unforgettable song of Holi. Music by R.D. Burman was indeed catchy.
In this film a song 'Arrey Ja Re Hat Natkhat' was a popular Holi song picturised on actress Sandhya. Sandhya essays the role of a girl as well as a boy in this beautifully choreographed song from Navrang. Music was composed by C. Ramachandra and the song was sung by Asha Bhosle and .
Holi Ayee Re
Holi Ayee Re ("the festival of colors has come") is a 1970 Bollywood romance film featuring and
. A song '"Holi Ayee Re" sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and
was picturised on Mala Sinha.
The film 'Phagun'presented a beautiful Holi song titled ' Piya song Khelo Holi Phagun Aayo Re' sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was picturised on beautiful
, who danced with great joy, and this showcased the festive mood of Holi in its highest spirit. Music was by S.D. Burman.
In this film you had heard
growling 'Kab Hai Holi, Kab Hai Holi!!' And soon the celebration of Holi is seen in the song 'Holi Ke Din' with pichkaris. The film also showed how the people in the village of Ramgarh were excited! The love depicted in the song between Dharmendra and
makes it a universal number. Even Amitabh and Jaya Bhaduri get to know each other by exchanging looks. The song' Holi Ke Din' is most popular Holi song of Indian cinema sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. R.D. Burman's foot-tapping music did cheer the fans!
K. Viswanath’s Kaamchor' also gets attention from cine-goers for a Holi song 'Mal De Gulaal Mohe”. The song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar was picturised on
, Neeta Mehta and others. In this film, actor
played a supporting role. In this scene, Jayaprada was separated from husband Rakesh Roshan.The music was by
No Holi is complete without this song 'Rang Bharse' sung by himself. It was written by Amitabh's father
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
and Shiv Hari was the music composer. The folk song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha and aptly presents Holi and the festival of Holi. While Amitabh and Rekha enjoy Holi in full spirit, Jaya Bhaduri and
just watch them.
In this film, a song 'Holi Aayi Holi Aayi Dekho Holi Aayee Re' was a typical Holi song sung by Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar. In this song, not only
profess their love for each other but also veterans like
and Waheeda Rehman too confessed their love in a dreamy song.
In this film, a song 'Ang Se Ang Lagana' was picturised on
Shah Rukh Khan
. The 'Dhol' beats in this song were really a milestone. The number was sung by
Waqt- The Race Against Time
A Holi song from film 'Waqt- The Race Against Time'was very popular with youths. The song 'Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi ' depicts the spirit of Holi. It was picturised on
Old is gold! In this film a Holi song 'Holi Khele Raghubira' truly depicted the romance at good old age 60! Ths song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini and was sung by
, Alka Yagnik and Amitabh Bachchan himself.
Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
Though the Holi song 'Balam Pichkari' is meant as a Holi song,
are seen singing under the spell of bhaang. It is a song of the newer generation and the music is catchy as Deepika and Ranbir play with colour and water as they celebrate Holi with friends The song is sung by
and the music is by