Dance can be an intense communion between the mind and body, though it doesn’t have to be. Even as the rest of the film rapidly fades from our memory the dance routine when too good stays in the subconscious.
- Dola Re Dola
Bollywood kitsch doesn’t get any better than this energetic dance performed on screen in ‘Devdas’ by the two reigning divas of the time, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai. Dance director Farah Khan dressed the two women in white chiffon saris, and each circle the other, intent on outperforming her counterpart. The result is a camp and colorful visual treat unsurpassed to this day.
- Mehbooba Mehbooba
Movie – ‘Sholay’
Before leading ladies in Bollywood played bold and confident characters, almost every film included a ‘vamp’. She was usually the gangster’s moll and wore ‘western’ clothes, smoked, drank alcohol, and danced in a skimpy outfit to a cabaret number.
- Munni Badnaam Hui
Movie: ‘Dabangg’ (2010)
Malaika Arora’s ‘Munni badnaam hui’ won Hearts as ‘Dabangg’ became a blockbuster and ‘Tees Maar Khan’ crashed at the box office. The moves of Malaika are still mesmerizing. The way the item song was choreographed is eye-pleasing.
Movie – ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015)
The ruling queens of Bollywood Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone are now making waves in Hollywood. Choreographer Remo D’Souza won the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Choreography for the performance. Providing the vocals are Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, while the film’s director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, composed the track.
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