Holi Special: 5 Times when the Festival of Colors made a Bollywood scene Iconic!


Bollywood is known for its melodramatic portrayal of emotions and random dance numbers that have been an inseparable part of Hindi films since the very beginning. In Indian films, we have a song for almost every occasion whether it’s a happy celebration or an upsetting situation. As Holi celebrations are just about to begin, it’s time to recall some of the most iconic scenes in Hindi films essaying the festival in pure Bollywood style.

Check out these iconic Holi scenes from Hindi films that brought an interesting turn in the story

1) Silsila- Amitabh and Rekha’s love affair

When it comes to Holi, the very first song to be played is Rang Barse from the film Silsila. Featuring stars like Amitabh-Jaya, and Rekha-Sanjeev Kumar as couples, this song starts with usual celebrations where everyone seems to be enjoying. However, things take an interesting turn when Amitabh drinks too much of Bhaang and starts flirting with Rekha.

While both Rekha and Amitabh continue to dance, their respective spouses Sanjeev and Jaya get a little uncomfortable and the situation gets awkward. The superhit Jodi of Amitabh and Rekha dancing to the lyrics Range Barse still remains one of the best Holi songs of Indian cinema.

2) Sholay- Thakur’s shawl secret

In the legendary film Sholay, the popular song Holi Ke Din shows the trio Jai, Veeru, and Basanti grooving in joy along with all the natives of Ramgarh. However, soon the dacoit Gabbar, along with his goons, attacks the villagers and the joy suddenly turns into fear.

It’s the scene just after the song when Thakur has access to the gun he doesn’t pick it up. This upsets Jai and Veeru and they decide to leave Ramgarh. That’s when Thakur’s shawl is removed by the gust of the wind and it’s revealed that Thakur’s hands were cut off by Gabbar.

3) Darr- SRK’s scary avatar

Darr Holi Scene

Darr film is known for the exceptional performance by Shahrukh Khan in the role of a psychotic stalker who is obsessed with Kiran, played by Juhi Chawla. In this film’s Holi Song, Juhi along with Sunny Deol is shown dancing and enjoying the festival while Shahrukh comes disguised as a Dholwala with color smeared on his face.

Seeing the two engaged in a romantic encounter, SRK loses his mind and shows his scary avatar. By the end of the song, he approached Juhi Chawla with rage in his eyes and stammers “I love you K K K K Kiran”. Many still try to mimic this dialogue but no one can get as close as SRK for sure.

4) Yeh Jawani hai Deewani- Naina’s transformation

Balam Pichkari
Deepika and Ranbir starrer Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is loved by the movie lovers because of various reasons. Right from the picturesque views to the superb acting of the cast, it was a treat for the fans. The film’s song Balam Pichkari is yet another popular Holi song among the youth, often played at parties and celebrations.

In the film, Naina (played by Deepika) who is shown as a nerdy, innocent young girl, decides to shed her reserve personality and shocks everyone with her dance moves. The transformation is quite sudden yet enjoyable as the actress carries the look with conviction and looks fabulous.

5) Ramleela- Ram and Leela’s chemistry

Ram Leela
Yet another Deepika Padukone starrer in the list is the song Lahu Muh Lag Gaya from the film Ram Leela. Ranveer and Deepika meet each other and almost instantly fall for each other. The song displays Leela’s outright desires and her bold sexuality in a seductive way that is hard to forget.

Ranveer, on the other hand, looks charming as always and the wordless chemistry filled with seductive gestures makes the scene look steamy and mesmerizing.



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