It’s time to bring back those childhood memories of fun, celebration and merriment with these memorable Bollywood Diwali songs.
1. Deep Diwali Ke Jhute
Every Diwali, Doordarshan’s Chitrahaar played this song, making it an integral part of the celebration. With fireworks, singing, dancing, and a happy Dharmendra with over 200 children performing acrobatics, this song takes us back to the old school Diwali celebrations. This melodious song is from the movie 'Jugnu' sung by Kishore Kumar.
2. Shehar Ki Pariyon Ke Peeche
Crackers and festive attires remind us of Diwali. This festive song is from the blockbuster film 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' choreographed by Suresh Bhatt, Farah Khan and Madhav Kishan. The song exudes festive spirit and joy.
3. Piya Tose Naina Laage Re
The song ‘Piya Tose Naina Laage Re’ from the movie ‘Guide’ was one of the most challenging songs to compose and arrange, given the length restriction of the song at the time. Waheeda Rehman’s stunning dance brings this song to life. This songs perfectly elaborates the feeling of missing someone during the festival of Diwali.
4. Ae Zindagi Gale Lagaa Le
The song 'Aye Zindagi Gale Lagaa Le' from the movie ‘Sadma’ picturised Sridevi and Kamal Hassan all dressed up for Diwali. The mellifluous voice of Suresh Wadkar adds magic to the song.
5. Deepavali Manaye Suhani
One of the most beautiful songs of Diwali is this one from the film 'Shirdi Ke Sai Baba', beautifully sung by Asha Bhosle. This song depicts Sai Baba lighting lamps in the village with water instead of oil. It reminds us of the good that is around us and that real happiness comes from spreading joy.
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Who can forget the iconic entry of Shah Rukh Khan in K3G? This song beautifully illustrates the Diwali homecoming element as Jaya Bachchan awaits her son with a Puja Thaali. Along with that, the quirky dance moves by Amitabh Bachchan add fun to the song.