Holi Songs are an extremely essential part of festival of colors. Nobody has realized this fact better than our famous film industry.
Bollywood 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 various Holi song of Bollywood movies 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 Raghubeera. 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.