Yaaaay, it’s Hrithik’s birthday!!!! Which means we get to watch a bunch of really really good dances.
I’m gonna go through his filmography and pull out every really good dance number (if I miss one, put it in the comments). So this is a chronology of Hrithik dancing, from age 26 to age 46. The question is, when did he peak??? Not necessarily which of these is the best song, but which of these shows him at the top of his abilities?
“Ek Pal Ka Jeena”
“Chamakti Shaam Hai”
“You Are My Sonia”
“O Re Gori”
“Main Aisa Kyon Hoon”
“Kwaja Mere Kwaja”
“Gun Gun Guna”
“Jai Jai Shivshankar”
I vote, he still hasn’t peaked!!!
If you look at these songs, he starts out really pushing these tricky moves, you can kind of see the effort. Then by the time he gets to “The Medley”, the standard moves have become easy for him, there is an effortless joy to all his dancing, but he still hasn’t reached the edge of his abilities. With “Main Aisa Kyon”, he hits a new level, he doesn’t just want to do the best dancing of any star, he wants to do the best dancing that he personally can do. That push keeps going through “Bawre” and “Fire” and “Tu Meri”, but at the same time he experiments in songs like “Gun Guna” where he does very simple easy moves, hardly seems to be dancing at all. But my favorite era is where we are now, with “Tu Meri” and “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar”. He can’t do the spectacular dances any more, but he brings a whole new level even to the easiest simplest moves. I feel like the line between “choreography” and “Dance” for him versus simple “movement” is getting more and more blurred, to move is to dance and to dance is just to move.