Diwali Nostalgia with Bollywood: 10 images that will remind you of festivity in our cinema

With the excitement of Diwali, everyone is busy gearing up to burst their best fireworks. From the perfect light decors to the right outfit, India’s most vibrant festival comes in with a Bollywood dhamaka every year. This year’s Diwali will see the release of two Bollywood movies — Secret Superstar, and Golmaal Again. But until then, we decided to create a major throwback with some of the most nostalgic Diwali scenes from our favourite movies. So let’s have it rolling! 

There is no Diwali, without diyas. And, this scene from ‘Devdas’ with Madhuri Dixit around diyas and gorgeous candles is hard to miss!

Image: Madhuri Dixit in Devdas

True Karan Johar style, this scene of Jaya Bachchan with a thalli in her hand, grand chandeliers, and artists dancing around her waiting for Shah Rukh to make his entry

Image: Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Reminding us that Diwali doesn’t just need to be a celebration that creates noise pollution, and there is always phooljari. Do you remember this scene from ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke’? 

Image: Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan in Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke.

Diwali definitely calls in for the perfect attire. And, gold surely screams glamorous. Remember this scene from Aisha, of Sonam Kapoor in a desi gold outfit?

Image: Sonam Kapoor in Aisha

Phooljari is such an important aspect of Diwali, this scene from ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ of Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla dancing with a community and honouring their bond is special 

Image: Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

For some Diwali comes with its own blues, this scene from ‘Taare Zamen Par’ of Darsheel Safary’s sulking in solitude amidst all the celebrations is gloomy!

Image: Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par

Bollywood movies without love, at first sight, would be a little too dull, this scene from Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai of Kareena Kapoor dancing with a bunch of street kids with firecrackers reminds us of Diwali at night

Image: Kareena Kapoor in Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hain

Remember this  scene from ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ of Aamir Khan trying to play cupid by getting his brother admit feelings for his school crush on a Diwali night

Image: Aamir Khan in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

Bollywood and Diwali have one thing in common that is bringing close ones together by gifting mithai. This scene of Sanjay Dutt dropping by his old chawl in the movie ‘Vaastav’ will bring back old memories  

Image: Sanjay Dutt, Shivaji Satam and Monish Bahl in Vaastav

Sometimes films create awareness on important issues, and this scene from Chiraag of how Asha Parekh loses her eyesight due to firecrackers is an eye opener

Image: Asha Parekh in Chiraag