Mumbai: What’s Holi without new Holi songs? Bollywood filmmakers have churned out songs about the festival of colours down the decades. This year may have seen no new film song owing to the complete shutdown of Bollywood through most of 2020, but many singers have come out with new non-film songs for Holi.
This year Holi will be celebrated on March 29. Even though it is a predominantly Hindu festival, it is celebrated by people of other faiths as well. It marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi during which people light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika.
New Holi tracks for your playlist
1. Tera suit
Pop singer Tony Kakkar, brother of singer Neha Kakkar, came out with an eclectic music video featuring “Bigg Boss” fame Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni. The song dropped on March 8 and currently has 49,569,107 views on YouTube. The best part about the peppy music video is the usage of colours and the chemistry of the two actors.
2. Vilaayati sharaab
The number by singers Darshan Raval and Neeti Mohan is picturised on television actress Heli Daruwala and Telugu star Allu Sirish. After Rashmika Mandana, Sirish is the latest star from the South actor to feature in a Hindi single. The number has become an instant hit. Neeti calls it a proper dance and a fun number. “It was released around Holi, and we always look to, you know, dance on such kinds of songs. It was a really nice song, which took us about two months, to record and shoot for,” she told IANS.
3. Rangi sari gulabi chunariya
Indie singer Jashan Bhumkar has come up with a new song “Rangi sari gulabi chunariya” on the occasion of Holi. The song, which was released on YouTube on March 25, currently has 1,036,752 views. “Rangi sari gulabi chunariya” is a semi-classical composition, drawn from the Thumri and Dadra. “I have sung my own version of a very traditional and celebrated semi-classical composition, from the Thumri/Dadra genre,” Bhumkar said.
4. Holi hain
National Award-winning singer Vipin Mishra, who has composed music for films like “Aurangzeb” and “Aloo Chaat”, has come out with “Holi hain”, featuring singer Keerthi Sagathia. It is penned and composed by the Indie artiste The Vipin Mishra Project. Mishra said: “Since Holi won’t be the usual due to Covid, we thought let’s celebrate it with music and a groovy song echoes the spirit of Holi — of love, togetherness and fun.”
Old Holi songs
- Balam Pichkari
- Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi
- Rang Barse
- Hori Khele Raghuveera
- Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Humjoli Khelenge Hum Holi
- Badrinath Ki Dulhania Title Song
- Gali Gali
- Mind Na Kariyo Holi Hai
- Gori Tu Latth Maar
- Holi Ke Din
Add these peppy numbers to your playlist this Holi and dance like there’s no tomorrow. Happy Holi!!
(With inputs from IANS)