Holi sequences in Bollywood movies are not only about song and dance. Many a time, they bring the much needed twist in the narrative.
Take a look at some Holi scenes which were pivotal to the film’s plot:
Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) attacks the village of Ramgarh right after the song, Holi Ke Din Dil Mil Jaate Hai, in order to capture Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan).
Just before the song Rang Barse, Chandni (Rekha) opens up to his former lover Amit’s (Amitabh Bachchan) wife Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) about how she didn’t marry the man she fell in love with. Meanwhile, Amit makes the same confession to Chandni’s husband Dr. Anand (Sanjeev Kumar).
The 14-year long enmity between Veer Singh (Dilip Kumar) and Rajeshwar Singh (Raaj Kumar) comes to an end in this important Holi sequence. When Veer’s friend tries to throw colour at him, he is adamant that only one person can convince him to play Holi. Taking the cue, Rajeshwar splashes colour on him. And just like that, the friends-turned-rivals renew their friendship.
On the day of Holi, Raja (Shah Rukh Khan) declares his love for the widowed Kajal (Divya Bharti). The scene ends with him throwing gulaal on her white sari, indicating that he wants to marry her.
Damini (Meenakshi Seshadri) becomes a key witness when her husband’s (Rishi Kapoor) brother and his friends rape the housemaid on Holi. The film revolves around Damini’s struggle as she seeks justice.
Gurukul teacher Raj Aryan (Shah Rukh Khan) persuades Principal Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) to allow the students to play Holi. Shankar lets go of his age-old principle of not playing Holi and lets Raj apply tika on his forehead – a sign of him breaking the ice with Raj.
It is during the song Let’s Play Holi that Ishwarchandra Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan) realises that his daughter-in-law Pooja (Priyanka Chopra) is pregnant. Thakur understands that his son Aditya (Akshay Kumar) is too reckless to be able to provide for his family. That’s when Thakur takes it upon himself to make Aditya realise his responsibilities.
Image Source: getmovieinfo & asianecho