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Best Bollywood Movies With OTT Party Scenes

Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. (Image courtesy: dharmfilms)

New Delhi:

It’s that time of year when the lights go out from the storeroom, the sweets are handed out and the wishes are exchanged in abundance. Like everything else in our country, Bollywood has also taken inspiration from Diwali to create magical moments on screen. From the prodigal son’s homecoming to acknowledging the first pangs of love, the Festival of Lights has served as the perfect setting for many beautiful cinematic moments. This Diwali, we revisit some iconic clips from the Bollywood library, selected especially for you.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

At Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Indian festivals marked with aplomb. From Diwali to Eid, the film was a celebration of the country’s diverse culture and the film’s hero Shah Rukh Khan is introduced to us in the context of Diwali. The iconic scene involves Nandini Raichand played by Jaya Bachchan sensing that her son, Rahul Raichand (Shah Rukh Khan), has returned to Diwali just as he sets foot inside the compound of their (ginormous) home.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Hum Aapke Hai Koun..! is another movie that celebrates life to the fullest. Diwali finds its way into one of the film’s most popular songs, Dhiktana. The premise is that Renuka Shahne’s character, Pooja, has given birth to a boy, and the family celebrates the baby’s arrival and Diwali in a big big party. With crackers, singing and dancing, Diwali is the perfect setting to welcome the newcomer.


Another famous Diwali scene with a cute song attached is from the movie Mohabbatein. In Pairon Mein Bandhan Haithe ensemble cast uses the song’s setting to flirt and fall a little in love.

Taare Zameen By

Another that presents Diwali but in a rather gloomy light is Taare Zameen By. The festival scene features Ishaan Awasthi played by Darsheel Safary brooding over the horror of having to join a boarding school. The happiness others experience at the festival is offset by the growing terror in Ishaan’s heart.


Sanjay Dutt’s role as a gangster in Vaastav is one of his most famous performances. The gritty film uses Diwali as the setting for a poignant moment between Raghu (Sanjay Dutt) and his mother (Reema Lagu). It is in this scene that he delivers the famous “Ye dekh pacchass tola” dialogue.


Diwali has never been more fashionable than in Sonam Kapoor-Abhay Deol starring Aisha. With pretty sets, fashionable clothes, and family reunions to top it all off, the film uses Diwali to focus on Aisha experiencing some bouts of jealousy over Arjun’s new relationship.

Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya

The film, which features an ensemble cast of Tabu, Juhi Chawla, Govinda and Chandrachur Singh, features a song centered around Diwali and the festivities. The number titled Aayi Hai Diwali features the entire community meeting in a diya-lit street.

Chachi 420

Who can forget the film in which Kamal Haasan pretends to be a nanny? In the movie, what helps Jaiprakash Paswan (Kamal Haasan) aka Shrimati Lakshmi Godbole get into his ex-wife Tabu’s house is that he saves their daughter Bharti from a firecracker.

Watch the scene here.

Tell us your favorite Bollywood Diwali scene in the comments. Happy Diwali.