Well it’s that
time of the year again when you dress up, light beautiful diyas, burn some
crackers, spread some joy and attend Diwali parties. Now we all know that there
can’t be a celebration without Bollywood music. So let's go down memory lane
and give you a list of songs that will set you in the mood for the festival of
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai (Mohabbatein, 2000)
This song is not only set against the backdrop of Diwali, but also comes at a
very crucial stage in the film. The six lead actors of the film namely Uday
Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Jimmy Shiergill and Preeti
Jhangiani, who have been petrified of acknowledging their love for each other
in front of Amitabh Bachchan’s character, finally do so. Don’t miss King Khan
playing the dhol towards the end of the number.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, 2001)
The movie’s title track reminds us of Shah Rukh Khan coming back home, much like Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya. An emotional track, that sets the mood of the festival.
Aayee hai Diwali (Amdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, 2001)
A dance number
made for couples. Though, a little slow on the beats, it definitely sets a
playful mood for couples to groove on.
Happy Diwali (Home Delivery, 2005)
The song is full of joy and positivity. It shows a group of children,
cheerfully jumping and singing in gay abandon and will fill you with a sense of
joy. Very apt for the happy festival.
Kaise Diwali Manaye Lala (Paigham, 1959)
Johnny Walker in his inimitable funny style takes a sarcastic dig at the
economic situation of the country at that time. He compares the festival of
Diwali to the empty pockets signifying 'Diwala' (Bankruptcy). Sung by Mohammad
Rafi, the song is one of the most played numbers during the festivities of
Mele Hai Chiragon Ke (Nazrana, 1961)
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and others, this is another song that is played
time and again on Diwali, yet it never gets old. Also Vyjantimala's dance steps
alongside Raj Kapoor lighting the fireworks is a treat to watch year after
Laakhon taare asmaan mein (Hariyali Aur Raasta, 1962)
An old, melodious number that definitely sets the mood right. For the ones who
want to get the traditional feel of the festival right, this is definitely the
song you want to listen to.
Aaye abke saal Diwali (Haqeeqat, 1962)
A melody that has a certain melancholic ring to it. Sung by the legendary Lata
Mangeshkar, this song will give you an insight on the lives of the soldiers and
what they and their families feel when the festival is around.
Deep Diwali Ke Jhuthe (Jugnu, 1973)
Dharmendra and Kishore Kumar's jugalbandi makes this number immortal. The
picturisation which shows how children from the less privileged background
strive to celebrate the festival of Diwali, evokes a millions emotions.
Shehar Ki Pariyon Ke Peeche (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, 1992)
The song from is all about desi costumes, crackers and shows Aamir Khan’s
brother Mamik Singh confessing his feelings to his childhood crush. The film
features Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh, Deepak Tijori and Kulbhushan
Kharbanda in the lead roles.
SpotboyE.com wishes you a 'Very Happy Deepavali'.