Rangon Mein hai Pyaar ki Boli
festive season we at BollyCurry trace the evolution of holi, as
its colors patterned to become an integral part of many-a-legendary
~ A matrimonial color ~
The first ever holi scene to be shot in Hindi cinema was in the 1944 film Jwar Bhata. The scene saw the hero's grandfather walking along a village road only to get splayed with color against his wish. Fuming, he goes on along his way to see the girl for his grandson, who as it turns out happens to be the mischief maker responsible for the messy coloring on the streets previously. Pichkari in hand, the girl stands looking embarrassed, which results in a change of mind on the grandfather's part. Ultimately he consents to the matrimonial alliance between the girl and his grandson. This movie happened to be the debut venture of yesteryear's iconic actor Dilip Kumar.
shades of love - brazen and coy ~
~ A splay of
love and betrayal ~
Not much later with the advent of the 80's released Silsila, a tale woven around illicit lovers, extra marital affairs, and estranged relationships. Of course, the real life controversy among the movie's actors - Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha - has provided an infamous but intriguing publicity for the audiences over several decades, and several worlds. Amidst envy, insecurity and strained bonding, the holi sequence of Silsila has been the ultimate relief, bringing entertainment and forwarding the story as ex-lovers Amitabh and Rekha flirt and dance shamelessly in front of their respective spouses, under the influence of the intoxicating bhaang! Rang Barse truly has lasted through the years as an unavoidable fun filled number played on every occasion of holi celebration!
still came another classic holi scene - one with an entirely unseen
concept attached. That of an obsessive, literally deranged lover. Yes,
we talk of Shahrukh's gray character from Darr. During the holi
se ang mila le as Juhi Chawla and on screen hubby Sunny Deol dance
away celebrating the festival of colors, the creepy stalker Shah Rukh
watches his obsession in envy. It gets so unbearable, that he enters
their house unrecognizable from the colors all over his face, and
confesses his love with the
immortal "I love you, Kkkkiran".
~ never fading colors
of love ~
Among the most recent holi segments shot for a
Bollywood movie comes to mind the one in Baghban. Parents
indulging in some romance - now that's a sight no child ever wants to
witness! That is the exact drama we are treated to. After drinking some bhaang,
flirtatious and belts out some tunes for his lady love Hema Malini in
front of his children. The once upon a time superstars, return as a lead
couple in not the ideal sense of playing protagonists and the entire
concept evokes the sense of family love - especially the being of
togetherness at festivities!