DUSSEHRA 2022: Bollywood movies present festivals and celebrations in quite an exaggerated way. India is a country that celebrates festivals with much pomp and fervour, and this serves as an inspiration for the life of the wheels as well. One of the main themes of Bollywood is the hero defeating the villain. Dussehra or Vijayadashami festival is about the victory of good over evil.
On this auspicious day, Lord Rama killed the evil king of Lanka, Raavana. Following this tradition, people burn effigies of Ravana across the country to mark the end of evil. Here are some Bollywood movies involving Dussehra festival –
- Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva (2022)
In the song Dance Ka Bhoot, Ranbir Kapoor’s character Shiva can be seen dancing to a super energetic song during the Dussehra celebrations. The video of the song ends with Ranbir dancing on top of a pyramid of drums as Raavan Dahan unfolds. From here, it is the first time he sees Alia Bhatt’s character Isha in the crowd. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, it stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Shah Rukh Khan and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles.
- Ra. One (2011)
Directed by: Anubhav Sinha, Ra. One is a science fiction adaptation of the Ramayana mythology in modern times. Ra. One played by Arjun Rampal is a video game antagonist in the film. The evil character, who resembles the ten-headed Ravana, is also based on real life. The character or Arjun Rampal makes his first appearance in the film against the backdrop of a burning effigy of Raavan during Dussehra. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Rampal in lead roles.
- Delhi-6 (2009)
Delhi-6 centered around the recognition of fear and good and evil within people. The concept of Dussehra played an important role in the film. The characters are seen watching Ramlila’s play in several scenes. The film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles.
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan Tu Chahiya song features Salman Khan’s character Bajrangi and Rasika, played by Kareena Kapoor, preparing for Ramleela and Raavan Dahan.
- Kahaani (2012)
The climax of this Sujoy Ghosh directorial is set against the backdrop of Vijayadashami celebrations in Kolkata. It features a procession of Bengali women celebrating Sindoor Khela and going for the immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga. In the scene, Vidya Balan’s character takes revenge on the man who killed her husband and interferes in the procession. The final scene of Durga Maa’s idol being immersed in water symbolizes that after killing evil, she returns to her abode.
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