The festival of colors is here and it is not only reflected in our life but in art too. Yes, we are talking about the Indian movies. Over the years, numerous Bollywood movies have created iconic Holi scenes that left a mark in the mind and heart of the audience.
From nerve-wracking twists to intense romance, the Holi scenes have given us everything. Here is a look at some of the most iconic scenes of Bollywood that revolves around the festival of Holi.
This ultimate cult film depicts the scene of Holi like no one. The biggest dramatic moment of the movie also comes during this scene. The audience watches with fascination as Gabbar and his gang descend onto Ramgarh while the village was busy in celebration.
2. Jolly LLB 2
The scene of Holi acts as a turning point of the movie. While Akshay as Jagdishwar Mishra celebrates Holi he is confronted by Sayani Gupta as Hina. This is the point where he decides to take up her case seriously. The drastic change of fun-filled Holi scene into an emotionally intense one captures the attention of the viewers beautifully.
3. Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Raam Leela
This is a passionate scene that redefines the spirit of on-screen Holi. In the scene, Deepika Padukone as Leela approaches Ranveer Singh as Ram and smears color across the jawline. The flawless chemistry between the actors seals it as one of the iconic Bollywood Holi scenes.
4. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Holi stands for full-on fun and nothing says it better than this scene of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Here Deepika Padukone as Naina breaks her introvert shell to truly enjoy the spirit of this festival.
5. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The Holi scene is depicted in the song ‘Latth Maar.’ The scene unfolds with Akshay Kumar as Keshav trying to convince Bhumi Pednekar as Jaya to come back home. The speciality of the scene is that it depicts the traditional lath maar Holi of Uttar Pradesh.
Holi is always considered auspicious mainly because it is the time people forget their differences to come together. The scene in Mohabbatein captures the same. On this day, Shah Rukh Khan as Raj convinces strict principal of Gurukul (Amitabh Bachchan) to allow the boys (students) to celebrate the festival outside the campus.
Who can forget the iconic song of this film ‘Rang Barse.’ The song is intense and emotional as just before it starts Chandni (Rekha) and Amit (Amitabh) confesses to their spouses that they didn’t marry the person they love.
Not just a scene, this coming-of-age drama film is a power-packed entertainment piece. It revolves around the anticipation and finally eruption of a resistance when the college announces to cancel the Holi holiday due to the actions of some rowdy college students.
The Holi scene is divided between a very sensuous setting and passionate display. It bears the symbolic resemblance that prompts Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji to change his strategy. He chooses diplomacy over force to get his desire fulfilled.
10. Kati Patang
Traditionally, widowed women are not allowed to celebrate Holi or touch colors. What makes this scene iconic is that here Rajesh Khanna as Kamal encourages widowed Asha Parekh as Madhu to get indulged in the fun of Holi.
The Holi scene of this film showcases a threating and practical problem of real life that women face every year. It shows Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul sneaking into the house of Juhi Chawla as Kiran to confess his love with the iconic ‘K-k-k-kirran’ line. However, it also focuses on the fact how Holi is used as an excuse to harass and abuse women.
Another intense scene from Bollywood is depicted in the movie Damini. This is where Meenakshi Seshadri as Damini witnesses the house help getting brutally raped by her brother-in-law and his friends. The house help dies of the injuries and Damini decides to bring her killers to justice.
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