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Sunday Special : Retro Holi Songs to grove on this Holi

Every Sunday, we bring you some special retro stories which are either unknown or way too interesting for us to forget. This Sunday, since we all are in a festive mode of Holi, Cinespeaks brings you the special retro Holi songs that you can dance on, after all, Old has always been gold!


1. Rang Barse Bheege Chunar wali (Silsila 1981)

This particular song can never be ignored on Holis. No matter how many Holi songs come and go, Rang Barse wil always be everybody’s favorite to dance on! A song from Silsila, this song stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya, Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha.

2. Aaj na chodenge (Kati Patang 1970)

Holi special song ‘Aaj Na Chhodenge’ sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from the super hit Bollywood movie Kati Patang (1970) starring Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh. Music is composed by R.D.Burman and movie Directed by Shakti Samanta.

3. Holi Ke Din (Sholay 1975)

You don’t want to miss the masti of Dharmendra and Hema in this song from the epic movie Sholay. The songs begins right after the very famous dialogue from Gabbar ‘Holi Kab Hai?’

4. Holi aayi re Kanhaayi (Mother India 1957)

The only thing better than a Holi song is a Holi village dance-off. Bring it back Nargis-style with this classic song from Mother India that just overflows with romance and sass!

5. Are Ja Re Hat Natkhat (Navrang 1959)

Classical dancer Sandhya wows the audience with this traditional stage performance, alternating as both the male and female character complete with ghungroo! Asha Bhonsle’s Hindustani vocals balance out Mahendra Kapoor’s mainstream sway in a Holi number that is well-known even today for its stunning classical choreography.


6. Piya Tose Naina (Guide 1965)

Looking for something a little classier? Go no further than this Waheeda Rehman semi-classical piece from the great philosophical Guide. Watch her prance around with so much joie de vivre, you’ll ignore how gaudy the stage is decorated and your feelings for high-pitched female choruses of the 1960s.

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