Sorry, I missed yesterday’s gift. And all the other days before. But it’s really the last four that lend themselves best to Indian film songs (ladies dancing, lords a leaping, pipers piping, drummers drumming).
Ladies dancing! Two ladies, Madhuri and Manisha. But mostly Madhuri, because she is The Best. “Bade Mushkil” from Lajja.
One lady, plus two gentleman. Aishwarya in “Kajra Re”, not necessarily the best dancing she has ever done, but one of her funner songs.
Have to include a few classics here, “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya”, one of the most plot-important moments of ladies dancing.
I’m just so proud of Rani for this one! Look at how she articulates her belly muscles! “Aga Bai” from Aiyyaa.
Gotta include Sridevi. And again, this may not be her best performance as a dancer, but it is definitely her funnest song. “Hawa Hawai” from Mr. India.
A totally different and delightful kind of dancing, Sai Pallavi breakdancing in “Vachinde” from Fidaa.
Back to Madhuri! One of her lessor known songs, but I love it. “Humko Aaj Kal Hai”
And then there’s Hemaji! Love this song, totally bonkers and totally fun and gives her so much room to perform. “Babul Pyare”
And finally, of course, Helen! To end with her beginning, “Mere Naam Chin Chin Chu”