Bollywood has beautifully featured the festival of lights in their movies in the most creative ways possible. Here’s a sneak peek at five iconic Bollywood films which celebrate the spirit of Diwali —
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
The iconic Diwali scene shown in the movie primarily between Shah Rukh Khan and Jaya Bachchan is one such moment etched in every cinephile’s heart. Jaya Bachchan who portrays Shah Rukh Khan’s mom senses his arrival without being aware of it. Helmed by Karan Johar, the movie also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Back in 2000, Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic movie ‘Mohabbatein’ had a Diwali song ‘Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai’. The melodious number has a special place in everyone’s heart especially due to the star-studded cast. Helmed by Aditya Chopra, the musical romantic drama film also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Jimmy Shergill, Shamita Shetty among others.
Featuring Sanjay Dutt as a gangster, Vaastav talks about the importance of family. During the festival of Diwali, Sanjay comes out of his hide-out to meet his family. There was a moment in the film where Dutt explains to his mom (Reema Lagu) the worth of the gold he adorns, while delivering the most iconic dialogue ‘Yeh dekh pachchass tola’. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, he movie also starred Namrata Shirodkar, Sanjay Narvekar, Mohinish Behl, Paresh Rawal, Reema Lagoo and Shivaji Satam in pivotal characters.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun! (1994)
The 1994 Bollywood movie had a cute Diwali scene where Renuka Shahne’s character gives birth to a little boy during the festive season. The whole family celebrates Diwali on the occasion of his arrival which is memorable due to an iconic number ‘Diktana’. Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, the movie also starred Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Mohnish Bahl in pivotal characters.
Chachi 420 (1997)
There was a scene in Kamal Haasan’s ‘Chachi 420’ where Chachi goes to Durgaprasad Bhardwaj’s home for an occupation as Bharti’s tutor, where she saves Bharti from a terrible firecracker incident. Inspired from the 1993 Hollywood film Mrs Doubtfire, the Hindi comedy remake featured Tabu, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Johnny Walker, Paresh Rawal, Rajendranath Zutshi, Ayesha Jhulka, Nassar and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles.