Hindi Film Dance Numbers

Choreography in Hindi films is very different from that in Western films, where different dance forms are used. We have dances steeped in our tradition, including classical, but also other forms adapted for Bollywood. Western forms have also been used by many music composers, with good results. Here is a list of some of my favourite dance numbers from Bollywood, starting with one of the latest.

  1. From Bajirao Mastani, the high-energy dance by Ranveer playing Bajirao..Malhari.
  2. Muqabla, muqabla,..Laila..from Humse Hai Muqabla, which I saw in its Telugu version titled Premikudu. AR Rehman's music is awesome, so is the dancing by Prabhu Deva.
  3. O haseena zulfonwali..from Teesri Manzil. Shammi Kapoor, Helen and RD Burman.
  4. Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche har zabaan par..again, Shammi, with Mumtaz this time. Bramhachari was the film.
  5. Rishi Kapoor in Bachna aye haseeno lo main aagaya..in Hum Kisise Kam Nahin.
  6. Lekar hum deewana dil, from Yadon ki Baraat..Tariq and Neetu Singh.
  7. She is very pretty, from the film Priya. Tanuja with Jalal Agha.
  8. Main sitaron ka tarana , from Chalti ka Naam Gaadi. Madhubala and Kishore Kumar
  9. Hum the woh thi aur samaa rangeen samajh gaye na..from Chalti ka Naam gaadi..Kishore Kumar with Mohan Choti and Anoop Kumar.
  10. Jaane-jaan, ..nisha from sanam Teri Kasam, with Kamalahasan and Reena Roy.
  11. Mauja hi Mauja from Jab We Met..Shahid and Kareena Kapoor.
  12. Jaan pehchaan ho, jeena  aasaan ho..from Gumnaam.
  13. Hum kale hain to kya hua dilwale hain.. Mehmood and Helen, again in Gumnaam.
  14. Mera naam chin-chin choo..from Howrah Bridge.
  15. Ek pal ka jeena from Kaho na Pya Hai..Hrithik Roshan, Lucky Ali's voice.
  16. Duniya haseenon ka mela..from Gupt, with Bobby Deol.
  17. Jeena bhi kya hai jeena..Mithun with Salma Agha, one of his best dance numbers..in Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki.
  18. Tu mujhe jaan se bhi pyara hai..from Wardaat, Mithun and Kalpana Iyer.
  19. Mast baharon ka main aashiq main jo chahe yaar karoon..Jeetendra in Farz.,,and 
  20. One of my all time favourites, Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke with an endearing pair- Geeta Bali and Bhagwan dada...here is the link if you haven't seen this cute number. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkXVfGi7QVg

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