Sometime in 1982, long after Saturday Night Fever had taken the world
by storm, a sprightly young man made an electrifying entry on stage to
confidently ask the house-full audience, 'Will you sing with me?'
Clad in a funky 'n' fringed gold costume, his enthusiastic query was met with thundering affirmation.
Chakraborty -- Bollywood's befitting reply to John Travolta had arrived
and how. Sliding in style, shaking with verve and jerking a knee with
elan, Mithun's self-styled moves in Disco Dancer, in addition to a
winning smile, earned him a lifetime of fan-following.
six years later, son Mimoh is all set to follow in his disco-dandy
dad's footsteps with his debut, Jimmy, releasing on May 9.
by the promos, Chakraborty Jr, with his straightened and highlighted
mane, has his own power-packed rhythmic pattern and dynamic body
language to boast of.
On that note, fropki.com compares the dancing style of other such father-son star jodis.
Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan
Like most things Amitabh, his song
'n' dance numbers, too, became a rage thanks to a whole lot of
camaraderie coupled with clumsy albeit contagious mannerisms and the
trademark hand movement. Kaalia's Jahaan teri yeh nazar hai is a
rocking sampler of the same.
Initially, there were several
attempts on the choreographer's part to forcibly mould Abhishek in his
Pa's structure to lacklustre results.
Luckily, AB's baby found
his groove in the uber cool beats of hip-hop. His chilled-out footwork
in Dus bahane lekar dil (Dus), One love (Rakht), Sabse bada rupaiya
(Bluffmaster) and Where's the party tonight? (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
are cases in point.
As a combination too, the Bachchan men have
fared rather well. The blood-bound chemistry sizzled in chartbusters
like Kajra re (Bunty Aur Babli) and Rock and roll soniye (KANK).
Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor
complete natural, be it acting or dancing. That's Rishi Kapoor in a
nutshell. One can never get enough of his spontaneity whether crooning
a qawaali (Parda hai parda in Amar Akbar Anthony), serenading ladylove
in a park (Ek mein ek tu in Khel Khel Mein), setting the stage on fire
with vibrant jigs (Om shanti om in Karz) or making mincemeat of his
competition at a concert (in the Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin medley).
if only one film old, his soft-spoken son, Ranbir demonstrated his
chip-of-the-old-block prowess in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya.
Besides showing off some zingy leg work in the title song, he also
shook butt in nothing less than a skimpy towel.
Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan
than occasional waltzing or breaking into a free-styled romp against a
green landscape, Rakesh Roshan wasn't really known for his skills in
the dancing department.
Beta Hrithik, however, proved to be on
the extreme end of the spectrum. Duggu's awe-inspiring mastery of the
form is unanimously deemed the best in the business.
elasticity of his frame fortified by awe-inspiring vigour makes
impossible seem effortless, as evident from Ek pal ka jeena (Kaho
Naa...Pyaar Hai) to Break free (Krazzy 4).
Dharmendra and Bobby Deol
speaking, Garam Dharam's free spirited frisk in Main Jat yamla pagla
deewana (Pratigya), didn't belong to any particular school of dance.
Instead it became popular as the Dharmendra ishtyle. His mantra was
simple: enjoy what you do and give the audience a good time.
bad, elder son Sunny couldn't get that right, no thanks to his infamous
left feet. In contrast, youngest son Bobby scored superbly on that
front with some lively shimmy, blending his suave personality against
peppery steps to good effect, right from Duniya haseeno ka mela (Gupt)
to Kiss of love (Jhoom Barabar Jhoom).
Vinod and Akshaye Khanna
being at the top of his game, the super-dashing Vinod Khanna
surprisingly didn't hip-shake to too many songs. Though he certainly
had a ball lighting up the dance floor, along with Rakhee, in the dishy
Pyaar zindagi hai (Muqqadar Ka Sikander).
In comparison, VK's
equally adept son, Akshaye has had numerous occasions to showcase his
merit on the same. Though he's no hot-stepper, a la Hrithik, his
energetic swinging in Koi kahe (Dil Chahta Hai) or Dekho nashe mein
(Race) deserve a thumbs up.
Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor
can beat Jeetendra's animated 'Jumping Jack' approach to dancing.
Breaking into acrobatic impulses and flashy antics defined Jeetu's
brand of dancing.
Remember Mast baharon ka main aashiq (Farz),
Hai re hai neend nahi aaye (Humjoli) or Naino mein sapna (Himmatwala)?
Sure, you do.
Unlike his flamboyant daddy, Tusshar is yet to
develop his own peculiar style. For now, the spirited lad sticks to
dancing to his choreographer's tune to the best of his ability (Pyar
re, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Dil ding dong ding, Kucch To Hai).
Sunil and Sanjay Dutt
a dacoit, not dancer, is synonymous with Sunil Dutt. More often than
not his songs involved holding a microphone or walking leisurely
against lush green mountains or baby-blue lakes in order to woo his
Though he did indulge in some goofy moves for Padosan (Ek chatur naar, Mere saamne wali khidki mein).
the other hand, son Sanjay talked his way into a dance competition in
his debut itself. That would be Aa dekhein zara from Rocky, for the
Like his muscles, his ho-hum dancing capabilities too
developed for the better. A high-voltage thump in Tamma tamma
(Thanedar) and the tapori-friendly Munnabhai ditties are testaments to