Spring has arrived, flowers are blooming, the birds are singing songs of merriment — after an enduring winter, the earth has come to life again.And with Spring, Holi is on the horizon!
One cannot help but feel nostalgic remembering the bonfire, colours, hugs, laughs and especially the delicacies of the last year. Not to mention, the memory of that carefully curated Holi outfit is as fresh as if it was just yesterday.
Holi is a festival of colours alright, but Holi is also as much about dressing up perfectly for the occasion to feel and radiate the Holi vibes.
Here Is How Holi Has Been Colouring The Lives Of People Across Regions for Ages in India
Holi is an ancient festival which has been celebrated in the Indian subcontinent since centuries. Similar to various other prominent Indian festivals, Holi too carries an agricultural, mythological, and philosophical importance.
Holi is celebrated across India to mark the onset of spring, to commemorate the multiple ancient & mythological instances of the victory of good over evil, and to strengthen the brotherhood amongst family members, friends and neighbours by forgiving all the wrongdoings and starting afresh.
India is a diverse country not just in terms of geography, religion, and languages — the variety in the celebration of Holi will leave you awestruck.
Bollywood Movies- A Tale Of Colours, Costumes & Celebrations
Along with the population of the world’s largest democracy, even the world’s largest commercial film making industry is obsessed with Holi.
The list of Holi songs, outfits and iconic moments is endless, so is the number of hearts they have touched and inspired.
These songs and movies generally reach their peak consumption before and during Holi. Some do so to feel the vibes, while others like you and me, do it to draw fashion inspiration from them.
Here are the most epic and defining Holi moments from bollywood throughout the years,
For your eyes only,
1. Alia Bhatt in Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Blending the old with the new, Badrinath Ki Dulhania adds the Disco tinge to Holi so .
Here Alia can be seen wearing two outfits, again, a flawless fusion of tradition & fashion.
She can be first seen wearing a maroon crop top paired with dhoti pants decorated with glittery gold sequin work. Alia pulls off a perfectly classic look with a yellow lehenga choli featuring heavy mirror work & manages to stay relevant and classy with a cold shoulder blouse.
2. Aishwarya Rai in Action Replayy
This movie wasn’t just unique in terms of the storyline. Breaking the absolute norm of “wearing only white for holi”, Aishwarya Rai can be seen donning an obvious white kurta paired with a pink stole and a green patiala, Holi is all about colours after all.
Create a colourful contrasting combo of your own this Holi and express it all with as much colour as possible.
3. Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
No Holi celebration is complete without people grooving to the absolutely electrifying ‘Balam Pichkari Jo Tune Mujhe Maari’. Deepika Padukone breaking a leg in a Red Top and Blue shorts redefined the Holi look for the millennial and generation Z girls for the better.
Pair a pastel green, blue or yellow top with shorts of your choice and celebrate the festival of colours draped in your favourite colours.
4. Madhuri Dixit in Gulaab Gang
Madhuri Dixit graced the big screen after a long break with a film woven around the grit, spirit and courage of women featuring an uplifting ‘Rang Se Hui’ where all women in pink are seen dancing in synergy as they soak in the joy of Holi.
If you are a large fraternity of women, there is no better way than to dress up in groups of pink, blue, green, yellow and colour the landscape with your clothes.
5. Alia Bhatt in 2 States
Holi is all about colours, colours is what Alia Bhatt made her outfit all about too. In this fun-filled Holi song from the movie 2 States, Alia is dressed in a white vest and a maxi skirt that is filled with colour and chic style to the maximum.
6. Rekha in Silsila
We saved the best and the most legendary for the last. ‘Rang Barse’ featured Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kapoor and of course, Rekha! Though Jaya Bachchan is seen donning a saree, all the limelight is stolen by Rekha and her uber white Salwar Kameez — a perfect canvas for all the colours you’d want to colour Holi with.
7. Neena Gupta in The Last Colour
Who is Neena Gupta? What is The Last Colour?
For those who are clueless, Neena Gupta is a fierce Indian actor who has proved her mettle through dynamic roles across various genres, for decades. Her film ‘The Last Colour’ is based on true life events of the Widows Of Varanasi who are barred from celebrating any festivities, especially Holi — The festival of Colours.
The Last Color is a story of promises kept and promises broken, a friendship that knows no bounds, and the freedom and victory of the human spirit.
Holi is a celebration of many things, let it also be a celebration of women rights, and doing away with regressive and orthodox rituals that repress women all over.
If you are someone who likes to celebrate Holi by yourself or with a closed knit group, The Last Colour makes for an ideal Holi watch.
When we hear the word Holi, all we can think of is,”Oh it is the festival of colours”.
But how much colour is too much colour?
To be honest, all the colour in the world is not enough.
We humans have a colourful imagination. While there are no limitations on our imagination, we sadly have restricted our life to the monotonous and the mundane.
Why restrict the celebration of colours to only a week of our lives? Isn’t there a way to live our whole lives as a celebration of colours?
Clothes are something that we always wear. No medium comes as close to expressing colours as clothes.
Choose from endless palettes, hues and shades of colours from our inventory of Traditional, Ethnic & Festive wear, let yourself lose, let all the colours in your imagination come to life. Wrap those around your body and let your life be a fearless expression of your inner self.
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