Diwali 2023: K3G to Mohabattein, films that portray iconic festive scenes

Diwali 2023: Also known as the festival of lights, is deeply loved by the people of India. The festive season is upon us and it`s time to look at some iconic festive season in Bollywood. From Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham to Hum Aapke Hain Koun, here`s looking at the happiest time of the year!

Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham

There is no other way to start our Diwali journey than with the Raichand family`s extravagant celebrations in `Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham`. This scene in the movie perfectly puts together the elements of warmth, homecoming, and love during the festival. It serves as a stark reminder of Diwali being a time of togetherness.

Chachi 420

Kamal Haasan`s movie takes us on a journey as the titular character rescues his own daughter from a haywire firecracker during Diwali. This moment sets the stage for a story of love and sacrifice.


Sanjay Dutt`s Vaastav is definitely not your typical Diwali story. It paints a gritty picture of a man`s life in the world of crime. The pacchass tola scene, where Raghu visits his family during Diwali, is a powerful portrayal of the choices that define his life.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

This 80s family drama is a trip down memory lane, with its songs and festive moments. The Diwali scene, alongside the announcement of Renuka Shahane`s character`s pregnancy, really takes the excitement of Diwali to another level.


In Mohabbatein, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan come together for a memorable Diwali scene filled with drama and chaos. The moment when the characters finally confess their feelings against the backdrop of Diwali lights is both iconic and heartwarming.


In Aisha, Sonam Kapoor`s character`s resentment toward her best friend`s girlfriend is revealed during a family Diwali party. This scene takes on the dynamics of relationships during the festive season.

Taare Zameen Par

This emotional journey through the life of a neurodivergent child features an important Diwali scene, that`s a departure from the norm. Ishaan, unable to celebrate Diwali due to his family`s decision to send him away, sits alone while his family and neighbors enjoy the festival.

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