Friday, 17 November 2017

Folk Dances in Bollywood

We are seeing a controversy in the latest film PADMAVATI,another controversy has emerged about the Ghoomar Dance by Deepika Padukone.In this context I think that Films are more of imagination than the reality,we should see films in that manner and appreciate its creativity.
Bollywood dance is a difficult topic to discuss.It is a mixture of numerous styles.No folk dance shown in films is exactly the same but it has many steps from other folks also.Films before 1960 tended to draw heavily on classical and folk dance.  Since neither "classical dance" nor "folk dance" are homogenous entities.In this blog I have selected some popular folk dances of Bollywood.
The common  folk dances are Bhangra, Rajasthani Folk, Garba, Dandiya, Bihu Lavani etc shown in our films.There are many hit songs and dances in bollywood are worth mentioning.
Song from Khajanchi 1941

Song from  Baadal 1951

Song from Pahli Jhalak (1954)

Song from Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje [1955]

Song from Shree 420 (1957)

Song from Kathputli 1957

Song from Naya Daur 1957

Song from Madhumati 1958

Song from  Mughal E Azam 1960

Song from Ganga Jamuna 1961

Song from Saraswatichandra 1968

Song from Bandhan  (1969)

Song from Bobby 1973

Song from Inkaar 1978

Song from  Lamhe 1991

Song from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 1999

Song from Mission Kashmir 2000

Song from Zubeidaa 2001

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