Festivals are an integral part of Bollywood films. They provide a perfect occasion for a twist. The villains wait for such auspicious days to unleash their attack. Diwali and Holi are prime examples.
Here we list some great Diwali scenes in Bollywood films.
Vaastav (1999): Sanjay Dutt plays a gangster in this Mahesh Manjrekar film. His family doesn’t like his career choices, but he doesn’t care. He comes out of his hide-out on Diwali to meet his family. He is now a hero for the commoners of his ‘chawl’, but he is power drunk. In that state, he explains to his mother the value of the gold he is wearing. A memorable scene indeed.
Guide (1965): Vijay Anand’s film belongs as much to Rosie (Waheeda Rehman) as it does to Raju (Dev Anand). Both have secrets to keep and a false persona to maintain. However, Rosie decides to drop all the pretence when she dances in Piya tose naina lage re. Isn’t this song in your most favourite list?
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001): Karan Johar’s film put the life of the rich and powerful Raichand family on display. Full of gloss, this film was about celebrating familial bonds. And what could be a better situation than a festival to show this. So, Rahul Raichand (SRK) arrives home on Diwali, and his mother knows senses his arrival even without being aware of it. Too much melodrama!
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992): Apart from the cycle race, this Aamir Khan-starrer was also about the aspirations of a middle class guy. Khan played Sanju who is infatuated by the girls of high-profile convents. His friend Anjali tells him about the qualities of the local girls in this amazing song.
Mohabbatein (2000): It has to be a grand celebration if it is an Aditya Chopra film. Meant to be a launchpad for six newcomers, Mohabbatein was also an opportunity for Shah Rukh Khan to stamp his authority as a senior actor. Then came Diwali, and all of them broke into a dance.
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