Mithun Chakraborthy is possibly only the second Indian actor who won acclaim and fame for his dance performances in the movies. He is one of the few actors who have had a stint as an action hero as well as a dancing star. His most popular movie is the musical Disco Dancer and has since then charmed audiences with his dance steps.
Here’s a look at the 5 amazing dance performances by Mithun Chakraborthy
- Disco Dancer
Mithun’s Disco Dancer was an amazing rag to riches story with the typical Bollywood revenge drama. In this movie, Mithun sang, danced, fought, and loved like very few characters. Disco Dancer is a landmark event in Bollywood. Years ago, when Mithun’s son made his debut, he made it with a musical with the title Jimmy, which was Mithun’s name in the movie.
- Kasam Paida Karne Waale Ki
Disco Dancer was an outright hit, and so was Kasam Paida Karne Waale Ki was an even bigger hit. Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki had several hit songs, including the title track. The Bollywood trope of a son avenging his father got several eyeballs on as well.
Wardaat is a Bollywood action movie that still found time to show us Mithun Chakraborthy’s dancing skills. Until the nineties, it was common for the characters of Bollywood movies to have a scene where they dance on stage and win some awards. Wardaat had one memorable song like this, pictured on who else, but Mithun Chakraborthy.
- Dance Dance
So, why wouldn’t someone clone something that worked the first time around? After Mithun’s success in Disco Dancer, he was stereotyped as a dancing/singing/fighting machine. One of the other movies that had him play such a role was Dance Dance.
Watch Mithun in Dance Dance here:
- Chori Chori Dil Tera
By the nineties, Mithun’s popularity was segregated and wasn’t as mainstream as anyone would like it to be. But still commanded the box office. He is known to have more than a dozen releases in a month during the early 90s and late 20s. One of his movies was Phool Aur Angaar. Here’s a song from that movie.
These are the best Mithun songs and dance performances that you will ever see. Mithun has held the record for several aspects in his professional career as well. He was one of the first actors to have a pan India following. Once upon a time, he was also the highest Income Taxpayer in the country. Today, Mithun has created a legacy of his own and is still a formidable name in the Bollywood film industry.