The Holi playlist for added fun, unlimited cheer
(Sourced from PTI)
Songs are as integral a part of Holi as colors, and Bollywood has made sure we never run out of them. From Rekha-Amitabh Bachchan to Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan, shimmying to a Holi song smeared with colors is a full-proof success formula, a tradition. Taking it forward, this Holi, we bring you songs we love, to help you dance and celebrate with mad abandon.
Ideally, every kickass Holi playlist should begin with the iconic Rang Barse, that's been immortalized, thanks to Mr. Bachchan's rich baritone voice. However, parting from tradition, number one on our list is a song not from Bollywood but Rajasthani folk, sung brilliantly by Ila Arun. It captures everything that Holi is about - the playfulness, the cheer, the festivities - and more.
In his stellar, prolific cinematic career, Amitabh Bachchan has achieved countless milestones. One of them is giving us evergreen Holi songs. He has one for every setting. If you are celebrating with your partner, Sisila's Rang Barse (1981) is just the song for you. If enjoying with family, go for the soberer Holi Khele Raghuveera from Baghban (2003).
It doesn't get more seductive than Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's Lahu Muh Lag Gaya from their 2013 film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. If you're looking for new-age foot-thumping numbers, then there's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani's Balam Pichkari, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya's title track and Jolly LLB 2's Go Pagal. Gori Tu Latth Maar is a soulful romantic song from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Remember the 2011 film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan? It has Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar dancing to a groovy Holi song, Madhubala. Then there's Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra's Do Me a Favor Let's Play Holi from their 2005 film Waqt - The Race Against Time. There's also Ang Se Ang Lagana from Darr and Shah Rukh Khan's Soni Soni from Mohabbatein.
For all Dharmendra-Hema Malini fans, there is Holi Ke Din from Sholay. Add a bit of Rajesh Khanna to your celebrations by playing Aaj Na Chhodenge from his superhit 1970 film Kati Patang. For vintage feel, include Jogi Ji Dheere Dheere from the 1982 movie Nadiya Ke Paar. There is something for everyone on our playlist. Here's wishing you a joyous Holi.