Bollywood's Whirls And Twirls!

We at BollyCurry have decided to celebrate the Bollywood style of dancing through this week's feature article, Bollywood's Whirls And Twirls as the essential most ingredient.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 | 9:33:36 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Have you ever thought what would a Bollywood movie be like without any musical tracks and stage performances? The lack of "latka-jhatka's" or the dancing divas missing an opportunity to flaunt off their dancing skills? If it sounds plain and uninteresting to you, then you're bang on, because the feeling is mutual! Considering this undeniable fact, we at BollyCurry have decided to celebrate the Bollywood style of dancing through this week's feature article, Bollywood's Whirls And Twirls as the essential most ingredient.

Today a perfect Bollywood movie is an amalgamation of a spicy storyline and great musical compositions throughout. Musical performances are included to keep the audiences hitched and their eyes glued to the screens. A Bollywood movie would seem incomplete without the good music which should be choreographed by top rated dancers of the industry. So here's BollyCurry presenting to you a few of the most talked about movies for their dance sequences and perfectly toned bodies swaying on-screen.

Dil To Pagal Hai is one of the finest musical romance movies ever given by the Yash Raj Films to the Bollywood fans. Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Karisma Kapoor created a magical trio way back in the year 1997 and still continue to rendezvous all of us even in 2015. With Akshay Kumar in the supporting role, the movie was based on the love lives of the dancers and their troupe. The film was a huge commercial success and gave dancing an all new meaning. Songs were choreographed by ace dancing guru Shiamak Davar, emphasising more on body movements rather than steps. The movie gained critical appreciation globally for a larger than life presentation on the big screen. The music piece, "Dance of Envy" showing Dixit and Kapoor competing with each other, became the attraction point in the movie. The film gave Davar immense fame over night.

Shiamak Davar's magical wand created magic again in association with A.R. Rahman's soulful music compositions with the movie Taal in the year 1999. A love triangle between Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, the film took dancing to another level in the history of India. Transforming an Indian style of dancing to freestyle western form was the main idea behind the storyline. The style of dancing in its various forms was used and picturised on Bachchan's then perfectly sculpted body. The film took everybody in awe after witnessing such beautifully choreographed stage performances ever on the silver screen. "Kahin Aag Lage" performance was esthetically grandeur with tremendous dancing movements. Undoubtedly, Taal is one of Bachchan's best performance in Bollywood.

Aaja Nachle

With the movie Aaja Nachle (2007), the dancing diva of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit made a comeback after a long break of 6 years. The movie had Dixit, Konkana Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna as a part of the ensemble cast. Although the movie was declared a flop according to the box-office in India, it was liked by the audiences for one prime basic reason; Nene's passion for dance and movies. Dixit performed on "Aaja Nachle", "Show Me Your Jalwa", "O Rey Piya" and "Dance With Me" in the movie which were choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. The film made it on our list for the love of dancing.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) is another film by the Yash Raj Films starring the talented Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The movie revolves around a man who in the process of wooing his vivacious and bubbly wife, ends up dancing on her tunes and participating in a dance competition. The flexible dancing lessons transform their love and marriage, which is the gist of this film. Khan is seen in two different contrasting characters that proved to be a treat to all his fans across the globe. The film became a commercial success maintaining a stable position at the box-office and the chartbuster songs for several weeks.

ABCD: Any Body Can Dance

A 2013 film, Any Body Can Dance is an Indian 3D movie choreographed by the ace choreographer and performer Remo D'Souza, with Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya in the lead roles. The movie gave all the participants, including the winner of the television reality show Dance India Dance a fair chance to showcase their immensely talented dancing skills and their passion for all forms of dance styles. The sequel for this movie, ABCD 2 is in its post-production phase and is slated to release in the year 2015 starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva. The posters of the movie and the most recent official theatrical trailer look promising.

Other notable actors who have portrayed some brilliant dance moves on-screen are Hrithik Roshan for Dhoom 2, Shahid Kapoor for Chance Pe Dance, Katrina Kaif for Dhoom 3 and Deepika Padukone for Goliyon Ki Ras Leela Ram-leela as well as Happy New Year.

With this we conclude this article dedicated to the Bollywood's dancing stars and their passion for dance. Ever since the Bollywood industry came into existence, directors and producers have tried their best to convince the best composers, singers and choreographers to implement their ideas on screen; which are pleasant for the ears and soothing to our eyes to give us the best. We hope and wish to see more and more of these movies with new talents for there's loads of entertainment in the years to come. At this note, BollyCurry will bid adieu waiting to hear from you as to which of these happens to be your favourite dance movie? Do let us know.

Writer: Shikha A.
Editor/s: Pooja B. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Shikha A.

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