DIWALI SPECIAL: 10 Memorable Bollywood Songs That You Need In Your Diwali Playlist

The festival of lights is here and it’s time to update your playlist with these all-time favourite songs that are sure to uplift your mood. Here are 10 most iconic Diwali tracks...

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 lights.

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 Deepavali.

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 year.

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'. 

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