A cracker playlist

Song Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Movie Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham

Singer Lata Mangeshkar

Music Jatin-Lalit

This song is quintessential Bollywood. Girls in lehengas dance as the elders of the house pray . A household gears up for a grand festival of lights. And, how can we forget the equally grand landing of King Khan from the helicopter?

Song Naan Sirithal Deepavali

Movie Nayakan

Singer Jamuna Rani and M.S. Rajeswari

Music: Ilaiyaraja

Two gorgeous ladies woo a young Kamal Haasan.

Song Aayee Hai Diwali

Movie Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyya

Singers Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Sneha Pant, and Ketki Dave

Music Himesh Reshammiya

With racy dhol beats, the song is infectious. Juhi Chawla and Tabu look absolutely stunning, but, Govinda, steals the show.

Song Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali Hai

Movie Kismet

Singer Amirbai Karnataki

Music Anil Biswas

Diwali is not always about happiness. For many their poverty and loss of loved ones keeps them in darkness even in the festival of lights.

Song Ek Woh Bhi Diwali Thi

Movie Nazrana

Singer Mukesh

Music Ravi Shankar Sharma

A melancholic Raj Kapoor, who is a widower sings of happier days while his son longingly watches his friends bursting crackers, from afar.

Song Kaise Diwali Manaye Hum Laala

Movie Paigham

Singer Mohammed Rafi

Music C. Ramachandra

A funny-sad song filmed on Johnny Walker. He sings of a Diwali where zamindars feast on sweets and the labourer eats a frugal khichchdi.

Song Lakhon Tare Aasma Mein Magar

Movie Hariyali Aur Rasta

Singers Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh

Music Hasrat Jaipuri and Shankar Jaikishen

The song, which features Mala Sinha and Manoj Kumar, brings out the contrast between the happy ambience outside and the grim mood of the two lovers.

Song Dhinam Dhinam Dhinam Deepavali

Movie Varalaru

Singers Kalpana, Sonu Kakkar, Leon, James and Peer Mohammad

Music A.R. Rahman

A small town celebrates Deepavali. The women prepare grand meals. Asin and Ajith jive to the folksy rhythm. Using slapstick comedy, this raunchy song has a liberal dose of romance, fun and dance.

Song Kaiyil Deepam

Movie Manasellam

Singer Sadhana Sargam

Music Ilaiyaraaja

A temple decked up with thousands of flickering diyas, forms the backdrop.

A beautiful Trisha emerges singing a song made memorable by the honeyed voice of Sadhana Sargam.

Song Pattasu Suttu

Movie Poove Poochudava

Singer K.S. Chithra

Music Ilaiyaraaja

Girls in davanis and pattu pavadais, dance, as they burst crackers. Nadia Moidu plans to give her grandmother, played by Padmini, a most memorable Deepavali.

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