Bhubaneswar: There are umpteen songs in Bollywood — right from Rang Barse to Balam Pichkari — that bring the essence of Holi festivity alive. Ollywood may not win in numbers, but these Odia songs can add to the festival fervour and make us shake a leg while playing with colours.
Asichi Asischi Holi (Manara Manasi)
The Holi song from this yet to be released Odia movie with debutants Vivash and Sonali in the lead role, is a fast track with high-energy choreography, celebrating the true spirit of the festival of colours.
Holi Re Holi Re Holi (Tora Mora Jodi Sundara)
This song in the family drama starring Sabyasachi Mishra, Arpita Mukherjee, Archita Sahu, Bijay Mohanty, Mihir Das; directed by Debu Patnaik, brings out the love triangle in the movie while taking the story forward.
Ne Ne Ne Ranga Tike Deli (Deewana)
This song from Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty’s 2010 movie directed by Ashok Pati brings backs images and peppy feel of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi’ from Waqt: The Race Against Time.
Holi re Holi (Mana Rahigala Tumari Thare)
Picturisation of this song from 2002 movie featuring Anu Choudhury, Siddhant Mahapatra and Jyoti Mishra, brings back memories of the Holi number and the obsessed lover in Shahrukh Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer Darr.
Holi Holi Re Holi Ranga Rangeli Nalli (Balidan)
This melodious song from 1989 movie with Prasanta Nanda, Mamata, Jairam Samal, Nari and Banku in important roles has been composed by legendary music director Prafulla Kar. You can feel the excitement around this festival while enjoying colours with this song.