'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' popular Holi song 'Balam Pichkari', which featured Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor was an instant hit. Sung by Shalmali Kholgade and Vishal Dadlani, the song had a strong young and crazy feel enough to pep up anyone's mood.
'Haule Haule' may not have been a typical Holi song, but this sequence wherein Anushka Sharma smears Shah Rukh Khan's face with red colour. The couple my not have been aggressive while playing with gulaal, which is why it is still remembered.
Amitabh Bachchan will always be remembered for his popular Holi song 'Rang Barse' from 'Silsila'. The actor was seen crooning another Holi song 'Hori Khele Raghuveera' in 'Baghban' too.
For years, peppy Holi numbers have been missing from Bollywood films. But the filmmakers in 2013 made an effort to either incorporate Holi sequences or songs in the script, only to continue with the trend of the festival inspiring memorable Bollywood shots. Read on to know more about the unforgettable Holi moments in films.
The song 'Lahu Mooh Lag Gaya' managed to create a mood of fun and love, courtesy the crackling chemistry between Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in 'Ram-Leela'.
Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush were also featured the festival of Holi in the song 'Tum Tak' in 'Raanjhanaa'. Set in Benares, the song introduced a different flavour to the film by creating the old world charm of Holi.
Set in Varanasi, 'Issaq' featured Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur in the lead roles. The film captured the essence of Varanasi by showing its culture, spiritual mood. If Manish Tiwary's 'Issaq' helped the cinematographers capture the stunning landscapes, it also had a song on Holi, showing the cast participation in the celebrations.
'Gulaab Gang', which was inspired by a team of women activists in Bundelkhand region and based on the concept of women empowerment, also captured the festival of colours.
Filmmaker Vipul Shah gave the Holi feel to the film with his song 'Chhan Ke Mohalla' in 'Action Replayy'. The song featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sporting a face smeared with Holi colours. Even though the lyrics didn't focus on the festival, the song is still very popular.