5 Bollywood films that capture the essence of Diwali

Bollywood has beautifully featured the festival of lights in their movies in the most creative ways possible. Let’s have a look at 5 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.  Bachchan who plays Khan’s mother senses his arrival without being aware of it. Helmed by Karan Johar, the movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles.

The Diwali number from the movie, ‘pairon mein bandhan’ was an instant hit.

Mohabbatein (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.

Vaastav (1999)

Featuring Sanjay Dutt as a gangster, the film talks about the importance of family. During the festival of Diwali, Sanjay comes out of his hide-out to meet his family. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the movie also starred Namrata Shirodkar, Sanjay Narvekar, Mohinish Behl, Paresh Rawal, Reema Lagoo and Shivaji Satam.

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’.

Actor Kamal Haasan in a still from the film.

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 his grandchild’s tutor, where she saves the child 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 and Paresh Rawal

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