This very colourful article has a list of the most popular Holi songs of bollywood. So make sure that when you celebrate Holi, these songs do play at your Holi parties! Also see the stars drop their guards and get playful in these mesmerizing Holi songs! A sureshot visual treat. Save it to your playlist of top Bollywood Holi songs...
Bollywood has a super-hit song for every festival. So how can the festival of colours not find its way through the vast treasury of the amazing songs we have in Hindi movies! Presenting the best and most amazing Holi songs ever. We bring to you the top most Holi song videos with the biggest stars. This is the ultimate list of the most melodious Holi songs in Hindi. While you might know some of these songs, you will be quite surprised with some of the special Holi songs which we have also included in this article. So bring on your water guns and your gulaal and celebrate this beautiful festival with your favourite Bollywood stars.
Arre Ja Re Hat Natkhat from Navrang (1959)
Crooned by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor to the melodious tune of C. Ramchandra, this song is remembered till date for its path breaking choreography and outstanding picturisation. Normally, a typical Bollywood Holi song has a bevy of background dancers apart from the main leads but this song is an exception. The film’s heroine Sandhya doesn’t make us feel the absence of a crowd even for a fraction of a second. And towards the end of the song, the way she dances as both the male and female is simply stunning and she also has a rather unusual companion as a dance partner... an elephant who dances amazingly well! Undeniably, this colourful song from V. Shantaram’s classic is one of the best Holi songs ever.
Holi Ke Din from Sholay (1975)
Welcome to the Holi party of Ramgadh village! Your favourite characters Basanti, Veeru and Jai celebrate the festival of colours with the entire village. The song starts with several junior artists getting playful with each other and then comes along Hema Malini, who is an absolute delight to watch, followed by Dharmendra and they light up the already colourful screen with their sweet chemistry. Amitabh Bachchan also shakes a leg for a while. It has been sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. R. D. Burman has composed its music. All in all, this song which has been shot in the backdrop of a village fare and is a very nice Holi song.
Rang Barse from Silsila (1981)
This song is the ultimate Holi song for two reasons. Firstly, a very ironic real life situation comes alive onscreen: Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha flirting openly with each other as his onscreen and off screen wife looks on! Secondly, this song has it all, colour, masti (fun), bhang (thandai) and a host of background dancers all dressed in white. Plus we also have Sanjeev Kumar, who plays Rekha’s onscreen hubby and he doesn’t like what he sees, we think Mrs. Bachchan would also agree! This special Holi song from Yash Chopra’s classic film has been sung by Bachchan himself and has been composed by Shiv-Hari. We are sure it has definitely been part of your Holi playlist and it will always continue to remain so. This song is one of the most popular Holi songs ever. This film was the last time Big B and Rekha worked with each other till date and we can see why!
Khelenge Hum Holi from Kati Patang
No Holi would be complete without this song! Sung by the versatile Kishore Kumar, it is picturised on none other than Rajesh Khanna. And Kaka, as he was fondly known, in his trademark moves makes this already colourful number a visual treat. So what’s the most amazing this about this song? Well, it sends across a strong message that colours are for everyone including widows. Asha Parekh, who pretends to be a widow in this one, wouldn’t agree more! A major super-hit Holi song clubbed with a good moral. We like!
Ang Se Ang Lagana Sajan from Darr(1993)
The song, crooned by Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle and Vinod Rathod, is a song that just about manages to be somewhere between mild vulgarity and masti at its best. It begins with Anupam Kher getting playful with his onscreen wife Tanvi Azmi and later Juhi Chawla and Sunny Deol follow suit. As the family gets into the groove with their friends, it gets better. The highlight of this song though is when Shah Rukh Khan comes along with his small gang plays the dhol and croons to Rang Barse! We must say the late Yash Chopra must have surely loved this festival. The music of this song has been composed by Shiv-Hari. It is indeed a foot tapping Holi number.
Jhankaro Jhankaro from Krantiveer (1994)
The film is remembered till date for a very famous speech given by Nana Patekar, but it also has a surprisingly good Holi song. This is the only Holi song on this list which is an imaginary song! Sung by the unusual vocal combination of Udit Narayan and Sapna Awasthi, it has the gorgeous Dimple Kapadia get drenched and at her colourful best. The actor seen dancing with Dimple is Shashi Puri. A melodious Holi song composed by Anand-Milind, it is sure to make your Holi experience even more enjoyable.
Soni Soni Akhiyon Wali from Mohabbatein (2001)
As Raj Aryan (Shah Rukh Khan) takes the Gurukul boys out to play Holi, we see all their prospective love interests also shake a leg with them. Another Holi gem from the late Yash Chopra, this fun filled song has been composed by Jatin – Lalit. It begins with Anupam Kher getting into the groove with Archana Puran Singh, enter SRK and his gang of boys and the whole song comes alive. Unlike most of the other Bollywood Holi songs, almost all the women here are skimpily clad; we see them in revealing outfits and micro miniskirts! Towards the end of the song’s video, Aishwarya Rai also makes a beautiful appearance (in a lemon yellow sari). This enjoyable Holi track has been sung by an entire group of singers like Udit Narayan, Jaspinder Narula, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty and Ishaan.
Hori Khele Raghuveera from Baghban (2003)
Sung by Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh and Udit Narayan, this super hit Holi song is one of the best Holi songs to come out in the last few years. Picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, this song is bond to make to tap your feet. Also it is the perfect family Holi song, as the entire family right from the grandfather to the grandkids have a blast in this one. This song has been composed by Aadesh Shrivastava. The highlight of this song is the sparkling chemistry between Big B and Hema.
Khelo Rang Hamare Sang from Aan (1952)
India’s first Technicolor film had to have a song on the festival of colours else it wouldn’t have been complete! Very few people from our current generation know of this Naushad composition, crooned by Shamshad Begum and Lata Mangeshkar. The film’s lead actor (Dilip Kumar) doesn’t shake a leg in this song though. He is busy chasing a village belle and childhood friend Nimmi, as she happens to have his scarf. But the background dancers do complete justice and there is colour and fun and frolic everywhere. This is an unusual Holi song as it takes time to get used to the tune of that era, but it grows onto the listener. Also noteworthy is that apart from Dilip Kumar and Nadira (the female lead of this movie), no one in this song is wearing white; everyone is dressed in their colourful best.
Rang Di from Dhanwaan (1993)
Crooned by Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Nitin Mukesh, this song starts off on a slow note only to pick up pace later. As Karisma Kapoor is bored by the uninteresting Holi party of her rich father, she gets nostalgic and recalls the fun filled Holi she had celebrated in the village with Ajay Devgn and Manisha Koirala. Though the song isn’t a chartbusting one, it is shot quite well and has the usual elements of the festival.
Do Me A Favour, Let's Play Holi from Waqt - The Race Against Time (2005)
On first hearing you probably won’t like this song, but this quirky number sung and composed by Anu Malik, who is joined by Sunidhi Chauhan (who has sung this one from her nose we guess, just notice her nasal twang), is quite an experience! Also noteworthy, is that this was the last film of Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra together and their sizzling chemistry has to be seen to be believed. The song starts off like a typical Holi song from the 70s only to get completely transformed into modern music. The first half of the video is dominated by the colour red while the second half has colourless water sprinklers everywhere. Not the best but definitely this is a Holi song with a twist. And for all those curious about what happens to Priyanka's character towards the end of the song, she gets hurts and suffers a miscarriage.
Tan Rang Lo Ji from Kohinoor (1960)
What would the festival of colours be like sans the colours? Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar have sung this rare gem. Enjoy Holi in Black and White! This is probably the ONLY colourless Holy song in Bollywood. Picturised on Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari, despite it being in B&W it has been shot very lavishly with gulaal, pichkaaris et al. Its music has been composed by Naushad.
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