5 lesser-known yet melodious Holi songs Bollywood has produced
The festival of colors is almost here and to celebrate it in full glory, you must have your special Holi playlists ready as well. Rang Barse (Silsila), Holi Ke Din (Sholay), Do Me A Favour (Waqt: The Race Against Time), and Go Pagal (Jolly LLB 2) must obviously be included. But here, we have listed five lesser-known Holi songs that you can consider, too.
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty, Chhan Ke Mohalla from Action Replayy (2010) is a perfect blend of energy and calmness. Sung mellifluously by Sunidhi Chauhan and aptly supported by Ritu Pathak, the 3:45-minute-long track mostly features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Neha Dhupia. Aditya Roy Kapur and Rannvijay Singha appear as well. This year, make this foot-tapping number a part of your playlist. Thank us later!
Lasting 3:04 minutes, Holi Biraj Ma is an out-and-out celebration of Holi. The song from Genius (2018) has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya and has been crooned by popular singer Jubin Nautiyal. Noted lyricist-poet Manoj Muntashir has written its lyrics. The song sounds similar to Phir Raat Kati from Paheli and like this one, Holi Biraj Ma also has a lovable folksy touch.
When a track is sung by eminent performers like Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, it has no chance of slipping. Rang Daalo from the Bollywood film Banaras is one such song, which starts with a long alaap by Nigam amid rhythmic sounds of dholak and tabla. The tune of this track, composed by Reshammiya, has a unique earthy element and is thoroughly enjoyable.
Sung by acclaimed Indian classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Rang Se Hui from Gulaab Gang isn't your typical party number. It sounds traditional and yet is zestful. Composed by the film's director Soumik Sen, Rang Se Hui has a lot of adayein and natkhatpan around it. Neha Saraf has written its lyrics and Madhuri Dixit Nene lights up every frame of the song's video.
Tapkey Masti doesn't have its setting solely in Holi. It's a celebration of life, which includes the festival, too. Crooned efficiently by Feroz Khan, Tapkey Masti from London Dreams is picturized on a Punjabi munda and hence is rooted in folk Punjabi music. Composed by the famed trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the track will compel you to break into bhangra, even if you are tired.