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The festival of colours brings a wave of zest and zeal, and Indians across all the states celebrate it with much fanfare. One of the year’s major festivals in the country, Holi is a time for friends and family to get together and douse each other in colours as they gorge on sumptuous sweets like gujiyas and halwa, have thandai (especially with bhang) and then fill up on puri-subzi. This year, Holi falls on March 1 and 2, depending on which Hindu calendar you’re following. (ALSO SEE | How India Is Celebrating The Festival Of Colours)
And, though, tangy food items and sweet desserts are the highlight of the festival, people love to shake a leg to Bollywood numbers and folk songs, while playing with colours on the day. Classic or pop, the festival has been reinvented several times in Bollywood movies over the years, and there are umpteen songs that bring the essence of the colourful season alive. Steal a glance at these seven tracks and pick your favourite for the festival.
This Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini song is perfect for a family get together.
No matter how many times one listens to this number, it remains the quintessential Holi song.
Groove to this amazing song that has the right beats for the festival.
Rajesh Khanna danced to this famous number from film Kati Patang, and you might just want to imitate his moves.
Sung by Anu Malik, Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi has a very modern and upbeat feel about it.
So, which song would you choose for the festival? Tell us in the comments below.