India’s diversity is beautifully visible in its cinema too. Bollywood has never failed to celebrate every festival with the same enthusiasm. This is another reason why we have a song for every moment, a scene for every festival. As we celebrate Eid, here are some top scenes from Bollywood movies that did capture our heart and instilled the spirit of Eid in the best way possible:
How do we celebrate a festival in the best of its form? Some say, meeting friends, some say going for outings. Bollywood says Dance!
My personal favourite, the Eid scene in this movie describes the beauty of the moon in a lyrical way. The movie offers mystical and dreamy scenes and is a mesmerizing one in true sense. The plot of the movie is all based on one occasion-Eid. While Raj, who comes to stay at a place, meets Sakina and falls in love with her, he decides to confess his love. But, he comes to know that Sakina is still waiting for Imaan, whom she thinks she loves. Interestingly, Sakina thinks that Imaan will meet her on Eid, which leaves Raj heartbroken. Though their fate takes a turn and Imaan doesn’t come. The song “Yoon Shabnami,” with every single word of its lyrics, wonderfully describes the beauty of Sakina while people wait for ‘Chand’ on the occasion of Eid.
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
While a flamboyant con artist decides to rob a train by pretending to be a producer, the film doesn’t fail to make you laugh wholeheartedly. The song “Wallah Re Wallah” is a perfect party number for Eid with the touch of a qawwali. The song also portrays collective celebration as all of them gather to celebrate Eid. Sung by Shreya Ghosal, Kamal Khan, Raja Hassan and Shekhar, the song will definitely perk up your mood.
Jodha Akbar (2008)
Starring the Bollywood evergreen star Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, the movie brings in the much required devotional feel. The song “Khwaja Mere Khwaja” with its Sufi qawwali touch serves as the best option to blend the exact emotions and feeling on the auspicious occasion of Eid. The sincerity of love between Jodha and Akbar is portrayed wonderfully in the movie.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
The Bollywood Bhai Salman Khan is known to release one or the other movie on Eid. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one of them. The movie ends with a party number “Aaj Ki Party Meri Taraf Se”, a perfect one to set the tempo and feel required for Eid. While the song plays, you are surely going to hit the dance floor. The movie is also fantastic from a communal brotherhood point of view, where an Indian Hindu man saves a Pakistani Muslim girl and takes her back to her parents.
How do we celebrate a festival in the best of its form? Some say, meeting friends, some say going for outings. Bollywood says Dance! One of the blockbuster hits of Bollywood, Agneepath celebrated Eid with the party number ‘Shah Ka Rutba’. The song is a perfect blend of Sufi feeling at the beginning and later it blends into a party song.
Yet another movie which Bhai released near Eid, Kick came out to be an action drama. Since released near Eid, not adding an ‘Eid’ song is hardly expected from Bhai. “Jumme Ki Raat” song sees Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez dance to its beats. This is another song that sets the perfect mood and feel for Eid.