Our Favorite Movies with Vibrant Holi Scenes

by imdb_india_editors | created - 10 Mar 2017 | updated - 09 Mar 2020 | Public

To celebrate the festival of colors, we came up with a list of movies that feature memorable Holi moments. Which movies would you add to this list?

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1. Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | 182 min | Drama, Family, Romance

SILSILA is a love story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappears as adultery but can it survive in the face of society?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha

Votes: 2,629

The song "Rang Barse" is pivotal in this movie, providing a colorful musical backdrop for the main characters' true confessions.

2. Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 28,246

Shah Rukh Khan's character talks the strict school principal (played by Amitabh Bachchan) into letting the students play Holi.

3. Deewana (1992)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A singer (Rishi Kapoor) marries his biggest fan, but his uncle (Amrish Puri) plans to kill him in order to gain his money.

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharti, Shah Rukh Khan, Alok Nath

Votes: 6,365

Holi colors provide an external representation of Shah Rukh Khan's passion in this movie.

4. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Badrinath is looking for a typical bride; Vaidehi is looking for an independent life. Together they must break with tradition and redefine their role.

Director: Shashank Khaitan | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sahil Vaid, Swanand Kirkire

Votes: 11,053 | Gross: $1.99M

Badrinath Ki Dulhania features a festive Holi title track that will fill your heart with joy.

5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kabir and Naina bond during a trekking trip. Before Naina can express herself, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. They meet again years later, but he still cherishes his dreams more than bonds.

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin

Votes: 40,453 | Gross: $3.83M

The toe-tapping song "Balam Pichkari" heralds a pivotal moment in the relationship between the main characters.

6. Saudagar (1991)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Two clan chiefs who have maintained a blood feud for decades have to contend with the romance between their respective grandchildren.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vivek Mushran, Manisha Koirala

Votes: 1,313

Holi scenes often provide pretexts for lovers to speak their minds; they can also cement friendships, as in the case of Saudagar.

7. Kati Patang (1970)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A runaway bride promises her dying widowed friend that she will assume her identity and look after her infant child.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Prem Chopra, Bindu

Votes: 957

In Kati Patang, the willingness to play Holi is taken as a sign of being open to life - and love.

8. RamLeela (2013)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, Sharad Kelkar

Votes: 19,310 | Gross: $2.67M

Everything isn't always awesome in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, but for a few blissful moments in the Holi scene when Ram boldly approaches his Leela, the world is colorful and glorious.

9. Raanjhanaa (2013)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

Kundan, the son of a Hindu pundit, discovers that his childhood sweetheart Zoya loves city-bred Akram and wants to marry him. However, he persistently seeks to win her heart.

Director: Aanand L. Rai | Stars: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Swara Bhaskar

Votes: 30,652 | Gross: $0.88M

Holi in Benaras is represented as exceptionally beautiful in this heartwarming love story.

10. 2 States (2014)

Not Rated | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This movie chronicles how Chetan met his wife and the difficulties they faced due to their cultural differences.

Director: Abhishek Varman | Stars: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathi

Votes: 24,248 | Gross: $2.22M

Holi and other festivals mark the passage of time in this tale of a modern marriage.

11. Toilet: A Love Story (2017)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman threatens to leave her husband unless he installs a toilet in their home. To win back her love and respect, he heads out on a journey to fight against the backward society.

Director: Shree Narayan Singh | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma

Votes: 19,156 | Gross: $1.83M

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