Songs are an extremely essential part of Holi celebrations. Nobody
has realized this fact better than our famous film industry.
has typically portrayed the mood of Holi from time to
time. Hero and heroine getting drenched in colour waters accompanied by
hundreds of dancers making merry in the background.
Folk touch in the film songs on Holi have made them all the more popular
amongst the masses so much so that the famous Holi numbers have become as
much essential part of Holi celebrations as the colours itself.
No Holi celebration can be complete without the famous Amitabh Bachchan
number from the film Silsilay. Rang Barse...
the song has become the
Holi anthem of India.
In the festival which does not recognises any restrictions, the hero,
Amitabh openly flirts with his girlfriend, Rekha in front of his wife, Jaya
and her husband, Sanjeev Kumar. There was so much fun in that song just as
it there in the festival of Holi. Anybody immersed in the spirit of Holi
with automatically start humming that number.
An attempt was made to duplicate the magic of that song about two decades
later with Mr Bachchan again in the movie Baghbaan, by incorporating the
famous folk song- Holi khele Raghubeera..awadh mein Holi khele
The song was an instant success...but no song it seems can
manage to reach the height of Rang barse..penned by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
There are numerous other Holi songs which have made their mark and have
become a must when it comes to Holi celebrations. These songs have
wonderfully captured the spirit of Holi and helped to further the story of
movie by bringing hero and heroine closer.