Songs from Lohri 2022: Indian filmmakers over the decades have added festivals to their films to add a touch of jazz to the plot. Bollywood has never missed an opportunity to use festivals to compose songs for films.
As India’s festival of heat, food and dance – Lohri – just around the corner, here are four Lohri-themed Bollywood songs celebrating the winter solstice in the most vibrant way.
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No Bollywood song can represent Lohri better than this one with megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Preity Zinta and Shah Rukh Khan. The 2004 star “Veer Zara” song is set in a “pind” or village in Punjab, giving it a more realistic feel.
Full of energy, with Pakistani Zara singing and dancing with Indian Veer, a group of dancers are also seen performing the traditional Punjabi folk dances – Bhangra and Gidda – around the sacred bonfire, depicting the ideal celebration of the harvest. winter. Although the song’s lyrics begin with a bittersweet love joke between Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan, they quickly and effectively move on to Lohri’s original theme.
Dharmendra’s “Charha De Rang” from “Yamla Pagla Deewana” is another number of Lohri set in Punjab with the Deol brothers, who steal the show with their performances. The song fits well into the plot where Bobby Deol finds ways to mingle with his love.
While the song’s lyrics speak little of Lohri, the star’s traditional dance around the bonfire makes it relevant to the festival. A bit of the warmth of love during the cold winter months!
The tapping number with Vishal Bhardwaj lending music to Gulzar’s lyrics is a Lohri hymn. Set against the backdrop of the Punjab activism that ravaged the state in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Maachis’ song portrays the milder side of activists, in the snow-capped Himalayas, far from farms and from the fields of their homeland, yearning for their loved ones but their circumstances thwart.
This song from Ajay Devgn’s “Son Of Sardar” which also takes place in the Punjab, celebrates Lohri but also diverts from the festival towards the internal problems of the characters in the film. On the one hand, Devgn is busy flirting and trying to win over Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and his relatives have a fight with Devgn, given their family rivalry. The aesthetic of the background and a huge gathering, however, makes it look like a real celebration of Lohri in a village in Punjab.
Lohri’s most recent Bollywood song is “Laal Ghagra” by Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar’s hit song “Good Newwz”. The song celebrates a baby’s first Lohri and describes the festival as a reason to reunite with the main duo seen flying to Delhi from Mumbai for joy and merriment.
The happy festival is celebrated annually on January 13 across the Punjab and other parts of northern India. In Bollywood, it was mainly used as a platform for the main actors to bond, express their love, and celebrate the festival together.
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