HOLI 2019: How India celebrates the festival of colours

By Bryan Durham - March 21, 2019

Our oyster is usually our world, our pond is our ocean and so on. You get the picture, right? Well, we barely look beyond Bollywood when it comes to our Holi playlist.

How about we take you on a #BharatDarshan with this playlist?

Gori Tu Latth Maar – Toilet Ek Prem Katha (Hindi/UP)

Throws light on the ritual Barsana and Nandgaon in Uttar Pradesh is known for, where the women beat men with sticks while they try to shield themselves.

Dhuvun Taak – Mauli (Marathi)

Features real-life couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh is a Holi single for the Marathi millennial. Just listen to the catchy lyrics carefully.

Aalaporaan Thamizhan – Mersal (Tamil)

A generation-spanning tale of a do-gooder, this one sees the song get really colourful at the 3:00-minute mark.

Holi Song ft Vijay Devarakonda (Telugu)

Apparently a video commissioned by the Telangana government.

Khelbo Holi Tomar Sathe – Criminal (Bengali)

Kumar Sanu sings for Prosenjit Chatterjee’s character in this 2005 Bengali film that sees him dance with Rachana Bannerjee.

Bhatar Aiehe Holi Ke Baad – Khesari Lal Yadav (Bhojpuri)

The latest song by Bhojpuri superstar Khesari Lal Yadav is expected to break records. Here’s what you need to know, BTW… Khesari is 18th in YouTube’s Global Top Artists charts and has been on the charts for 45 weeks now.

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