Make your Holi extra special! This season, leave behind those toxic colors and pledge to save water. Besides, you can have a whole lot of fun without them. Embrace the new generation Holi celebration by making your life more vibrant, devoid of artificial colors. We give you a collection of colorful Indian movies that celebrate many hues of life. These films will not only make your celebration enjoyable, but will provide a whole day of binge-watching mania. So let go of your festive outfits, put away those pichkaaris, and get into a pair of comfortable pajamas. Our 16-hour movie playlist awaits you!
Rangeela (2 hrs 55 min)
A romantic drama directed by Ram Gopal Verma, the movie starred Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff. One of the best feature of the movie was perhaps its opening song Rangeela Re, which became a sensation overnight. The best way to start a colorful day!
White Rainbow (1 hr 34 min)
Catch this inspirational film of four women, all widows, who overcome the stigma surrounding widowhood. The protagonist Priya’s journey to rescue the other women from servitude, forced labor, sex trade and abuse are particularly remarkable. Watch this movie in the morning to start the day on a good note.
Yellow (2 hrs 10 min)
A Marathi movie produced by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh shows the struggle of young Mugdha suffering from Down Syndrome. This story revolves around the girl, her relationship with her mother and how she overcomes the disability by pursuing her love of swimming. An inspiring watch, ideal for a warm afternoon.
Lal Baadshah (3 hrs)
The Amitabh Bachchan-starrer was a big flop at the box office, but a great hit among his fans in North India. The movie also stars popular villains like Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra, Raghuvaran and Mukesh Rishi. Amitabh’s portrayal of a double character makes it worthy of a one-time watch. A lengthy movie, it is ideal for the afternoon, when you’re feeling drowsy.
Blue Oranges (1 hr 54 min)
This suspense thriller will take all your drowsiness away. Follow Detective Nilesh, played by Rajit Kapoor, as he investigates the murder of a rich woman. With every minute, the suspect count increases, keeping you engaged and entertained at the same time.
That Girl in Yellow Boots (1 hr 43 min)
This thriller will send chills down your spine. Directed by Anurag Kashap, the movie deals with the politics of the underbelly of Mumbai city, drug and child abuse, and includes a hard-hitting commentary on the cult of religious godmen. Great for a late evening watch.
Black (2 hrs 4 min)
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherji, who plays Michelle, a character that is dumb, deaf and mute. The movie progresses to show the relationship between Michelle and her teacher, played by Amitabh, who eventually develops Alzheimer’s disease. The dark and subtle colors used in the movie make it perfect for a night time watch.