NEW DELHI: Today is Holi, a festival that signifies the victory of good over evil and marks the beginning of the spring season in India. With it being one of the most vibrant festivals of India, an atmosphere of excitement can be perceived all around.
Though essentially known as the festival of colours, Holi is also known for a myriad of different ways in which it is celebrated across our nation. The festival is not only reflected in our life but in art too, and hence has also always been an integral part of Bollywood, stunning its audiences with not only vibrant melodies but also impactful moments and dialogues that undeniably make them fall in love with the festival of colours and go all filmy.
This festival marks the victory of good against evil which can aptly be used as a plot device in most Bollywood classics. From tragic to romantic, Bollywood has portrayed different shades of Holi. Here are some of the most impactful Holi moments curatedte byANI that these movies have offered to their audiences:
Holi is always considered an auspicious occasion mainly because it’s the time of year when people forget all their differences to come together. Who can forget the iconic scene from ‘Mohabbatein’ when Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) asks for permission from the strict principal Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) to play Holi in Gurukul for the very first time.
While the principal doesn’t allow it, he says that the students who want to play can go outside and enjoy. In the scene, Raj uses his powers of persuasion and a ‘teeka of gulaal’ to get the strict principal to let students play Holi, signifying the principal’s acceptance of the festival.
The Holi sequence from this film showcases a threatening and very practical problem of real-life that women face each year during the festival. Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) professes his love for Kiran (Juhi Chawla) in this scene, which shows him sneaking into her house to confess his love with the iconic ‘K-k-k-kirran’ line.
The expressions on Rahul’s face during this scene achieved iconic status as one of the most memorable scenes in Bollywood. Though, it also focuses on the fact how Holi is sometimes used as an excuse to harass and abuse women.
Any Holi discussion is incomplete without the mention of the song ‘Rang Barse’ from this movie. The song is intense and emotional, as just before Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) begins singing, Chandni (Rekha) tells Amit’s wife Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) that she didn’t marry the man she fell in love with.
In another corner, Amit makes the same confession to Chandni’s husband Dr Anand (Sanjeev Kumar). Amitabh and Rekha’s sizzling chemistry in the song which follows this sequence made their fans go gaga over them.
This Holi sequence is divided between a very sensuous setting and a passionate display. The scene is rife with symbolism of the turn of events that prompts Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) to change his strategy and seek peace with the Rajputs in a shocking twist of faith for both sides.
As a mark of mutual understanding and friendship disguised under his diplomatic move, Khilji colours his face in bright saffron colour to celebrate Holi along with the Rajputs. The scene shows how he chooses diplomacy over force to get his desire fulfilled.
5. JOLLY LLB 2
After Arshad Warsi, Akshay Kumar too won over the audience and critics alike in this popular ‘Jolly LLB’ franchise sequel. Before the sequence, all seems to be going on just fine for the jolly good Jagdishwar Mishra (Akshay Kumar), it is the Holi celebration scene in the film which changes the course of the whole story.
Right after the festive celebration on the Holi song ‘Go Pagal’, Hina (Sayani Gupta) realises that Jagadishwer has deceived her. She then confronts him and challenges him to fight for the truth. This event in the movie is what forces him eventually to take up her case and fight for it with all his might.
The drastic and sudden change of the fun-filled Holi scene into an emotionally charged and intense one beautifully captures the attention of the viewers.
So now that we have got you all covered, celebrate Holi by watching these iconic scenes from Bollywood films which perfectly showcase and encapsulate the spirit of this festival, along with adding the filmy angle.
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MUMBAI: It seems actor Emraan Hashmi is preparing hard for his role in ‘Tiger 3’. On Sunday, the ‘Jannat’ star took to Instagram to share a picture, wherein he can be seen sweating it out in the gym. “Just another arms day,” he captioned the post. Emraan’s physical transformation has left netizens in awe of his fitness. “This is amazing. Can’t wait to see you in ‘Tiger 3’, “ a user commented. “Killer looks,” another one wrote.
A few days ago, he had even shared a picture of himself where he flaunted his chiselled abs, hinting he has been going through a lot of fitness routines to achieve a look for the antagonist in the Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tiger 3’.
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NEW DELHI: Kriti Sanon’s younger sister Nupur Sanon shared an emotional post praising her sister for her performance in the much-acclaimed movie ‘Mimi’. After watching the movie, Nupur posted a couple of still images of Kriti who is essaying the titular role of a surrogate in the movie. Nupur termed her sister as “phenomenal” and revealed that she was blown away by Kriti’s performance which also made her shed tears.
“I always knew your true potential. But I was blown away by what I saw!! You did it, Mimi!! You were phenomenal! My Words won’t be able to describe what I felt. I have laughed and laughed and then cried and cried. There wasn’t even a single scene when I felt you weren’t 100 per cent Mimi !!” she wrote. She added “a mother who fell in love with her child instantly. I could see her forgetting her own dreams in a split second for her child. I could see her world revolving around her child. I could see her being territorial for him! I saw so many subliminal emotions in you Kriti!”
SHAHID KAPOOR SPORTS UBER COOL LOOK AHEAD OF DEBUT IN DIGITAL SHOW
MUMBAI : Actor Shahid Kapoor on Sunday flaunted his tattoo look ahead of his digital debut, which is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Taking to Instagram, he posted a short video clip in which he can been seen with temporary tattoos on his neck. He also expressed his excitement about sharing screen space with Vijay Sethupathi and Raashi Khanna.
“Waiting on set call me soon @rajanddk … can’t wait to share the frame with @actorvijaysethupathi sorry @raashiikhanna I’ve got too used to having you around on set,” Shahid wrote on Instagram.
The yet-to-be-titled project is touted as a quirky drama thriller, which will release on Amazon Prime Video. Reacting to Shahid’s post, Raj and DK of ‘The Family Man’ fame commented: “Shot ready! Let’s roll.” Fans quite impressed by Shahid’s new look poured in their comments at Shahid’s post. “You look so hot,” a fan wrote. “Sexy look,” another social media user commented. Apart from Raj and Dk’s project, Shahid will also be seen in ‘Jersey’ — a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name.
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The actor also said that he is looking forward to bringing the romantic thriller to life. He added, “I look forward to dwell in the world of Freddy and bring alive this dark romantic thriller. It also marks my first collaboration with a visionary like Ekta Kapoor and creatives forces like Jayu and Shahshanka. Couldn’t have asked for a better team on this new journey.”
Shashanka, who has helmed films like ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’, also spoke about the upcoming project and said it is going to be one of the “best thrilling cinematic experiences” for the viewers. The director said, “As a filmmaker, there is a lot to play with the genre, like a thriller. I am more than excited to work with an incredible team on a project as inspiring as Freddy. I am sure that the film is going to be one of the best thrilling cinematic experiences for the audience across the nation.”
Ekta Kapoor said, “I’m thrilled to have Kartik on board. His choices of subject have always been unique and this one is no different. I’m excited to take the audience into this dark, delicious world. Collaborating with Jayu makes it even more special!”
Jay said, “It is the first time I am collaborating with Ekta and Kartik on a film and for it to be on a script like this, makes it all the more exciting! Freddy is a script we worked on incessantly and we can’t wait for Shashanka to bring to life these crazy characters.”‘Freddy’ marks Ekta and Shashanka second film after the hit flick ‘Veere Di Wedding’.
AYUSHMANN SHARES EXPERIENCE OF SINGING TRACK FOR WIFE TAHIRA’S FILM
MUMBAI: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is also a singer, has once again swooned viewers with his voice in his wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap’s latest film ‘Quaranteen Crush’.
Taking to Instagram, Ayushmann shared the song’s video and revealed that he composed and wrote ‘Kinni Soni’ along with his college friends — Sameer Kaushal and Gurpreet Saini.
“Wrote and composed this butterflies inducing song with Sameer Kaushal and Gurpreet Saini for Tahira’s lovely short film #QurantineCrush which comes under #FeelsLikeIshq. Loved collaborating with my college friends after so long. Felt like we were back in college during our late night jam sessions in Chandigarh winters,” he posted.
Singer Jonita Gandhi has given English vocals to the song. “Thank you Jonita for the angrezi vocals,” Ayushmann added. For the unversed, ‘Quaranteen Crush’ is a part of the just-released Netflix anthology ‘Feels Like Ishq’. The short movie revolves around the concept of a teenage crush and friendship during the pandemic.
Tahira even posted a short note on Instagram thanking Ayushmann for giving her ‘Kinni Soni’ song. “The song we were waiting for #kinnisoni..An integral part of my short #quaranteencrush that is a part of #feelslikeishq. This song really inspired me to create some magical moments between nimmi and Maninder on their terrace! Thank you @ayushmannk for giving me the song, thank you @s_a_m_k28 and @ghuggss for creating magic with it and thank you @jonitamusic for the mesmerising vocals, and thank you @gazaldhaliwal for this sweet script,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, on the film front, Ayushmann is busy shooting for ‘Doctor G’ in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The movie also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah..
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MUMBAI: Prabhas’ most anticipated film ‘Radhye Shyam’ has finally got a release date. It will arrive in theatres on January 14, 2022.
On Friday, Prabhas took to Instagram to share the update with his fans. “Can’t wait to watch my romantic saga, ‘Radhe Shyam’, which has a brand new release date — 14th January, 2022 worldwide,” he wrote.
Along with it, Prabhas shared a new poster of the film, wherein he can be seen all decked up while walking on the streets of Europe.
For the unversed, ‘Radhe Shyam’, a multi-lingual film, is helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar, and it features actor Pooja Hegde as well. Pooja, too, expressed her excitement about the film’s release date as it is debuting on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. “Woke up to this surprise. Sakranti has been lucky for me..fingers crossed for this epic love story,” she wrote on Instagram Story. ‘Radhe Shyam’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi and Pramod.
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