Bollywood's Top Diwali Moments

November 11, 2015 09:41
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    While the festival of lights celebrates joy and prosperity, Bollywood has placed scenes of both happiness and sorrow in a Diwali setting.

    Here are some movies where the festival played an integral part in taking the story forward.

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    A Star is Born: Zanjeer opens with the birth of Amitabh Bachchan's character and the death of his parents on Diwali.

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    Mera Beta Aa Gaya: Rahul, played by Shah Rukh Khan, arrives just in time for a family Diwali in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham as mother Jaya Bachchan eagerly waits for her son.

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    Ode to Envy: Sonam Kapoor is jealous when her best friend Abhay Deol's friend Lisa Haydon sings a song at a Diwali party in the film Aisha.

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    Diwali Dampener: No Diwali dhamaka for Ishaan in Taare Zameen Par since he didn't want to go to boarding school.

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    Heartbreaking: Anuraag has two instances of Diwali, depicting the festive fervour in the first one and sorrow in the second. While in the first Diwali scene, Vinod Mehra tries to woo Moushumi Chatterjee amidst the festivities. In the second sequence, Master Satyajeet tells his grandfather Ashok Kumar that he would like to see the festival of lights before he dies.

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    Child's Play: Sridevi and Kamal Haasan light it up in Sadma in the song Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le.