Holi special: Bollywood’s hatke Holi songs

To celebrate the occasion this year, we give you a unique collection of songs that aren’t typical Holi Bollywood numbers, but remain as colourful and vibrant as the festive spirit itself….

Bollywood has always glorified Holi, the festival of colours through a variety of songs high on bhaang and love. Holi songs are timeless and everlasting favourites, replayed every year during the festival. But this time, how about humming something new, a few ‘rang’ numbers that don’t really qualify as quintessential Holi songs a la Bollywood, but hold the same vivid excitement? After all, ‘rang’ or colour is what the occasion stands for, no? Think of Rangeela re (Guide), Mere rang mein rangne wali, more recent numbers like Paani da rang or even the oldies like Rang aur noor ki baaraat, Gore rang pe naa… We have our favourite hatke Holi songs. You tell us which you plan to sing….


Rang aur noor ki baaraat – Ghazal starring Sunil Dutt (1964)

Phoolon ke rang se – Prem Pujari starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman (1970)

Rangeela re – Prem Pujari starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman (1970)

Yeh laal rang – Prem Nagar starring Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini (1974)

Gore rang pe na – Roti starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaaz (1974)

Rang bhare baadal se – Chandni starring Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi (1989)

Mere rang mein rangne wali – Maine Pyar Kiya starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree (1989)

Rangeela re – Rangeela starring Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff (1995)

Rangeelo maro dholna – Music video Pyaar Ke Geet starring Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan

Mujhe rang de – Thakshak starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu (1999)

Hum pe yeh kisne hara rang daala – Devdas starring Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (2002)

Rang de basanti – Rang De Basanti starring Aamir Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Siddharth and Soha Ali Khan (2006)

Tera rang aisa chadh gaya – Satyameva Jayate TV show

Paani da rang – Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam (2012)