Bollywood has always been known for its dance and music. Even if the plot is weak, the music keeps the audience engaged throughout the movie. It was not long before Bollywood began to churn out films that were based on the art of dance. The films boast of a nice balance between the plot and the dance. Here are some of the best dance movies that you can turn to whenever you want to learn some cool moves:
Mithun in a silver outfit, shaking a leg to Bappi Lahiri’s ‘I am a Disco Dancer’ remains one of the most memorable moments in Indian cinema. Disco Dancer was one of the first movies to be based around the life of a performer. The movie established Mithun Chakraborty as a dancing star and gave him global recognition.
Shahid Kapoor was the next big thing in dance after Hrithik Roshan. His moves were smooth and effortless ultimately leading to him starring in Chance Pe Dance. He played the role of an ambitious struggler who wants to make it big in the film industry. The movie gave Shahid the opportunity to showcase his journey from a background dancer to a leading man.
Taal was one film that became a sensation with the magical music of A.R. Rahman coupled with Aishwarya Rai’s beauty and talent. The choreography in the film is recreated even to this day. Taal created history when it came to helming a story based on a performer.
Ram Gopal Verma portrayed the art of dance in his film Naach starring Antara Mali and Abhishek Bachchan. Antara Mali plays the role of a struggling choreographer who worships her craft. Also, if you would like to watch Abhishek Bachchan in a different avatar, you should definitely watch this movie.
While Dil Toh Pagal Hai is famous as a love triangle, few people notice that it also revolves around dance. The film has some pretty powerful and memorable dance sequences along with The Dance of Envy stealing the show with Karisma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in a dance battle.
Prabhudeva took the industry by storm when the first 3D dance film ABCD was released. The film has professional dancers like Dharmesh, Salman and Puneet essaying lead roles. The film was compared to the likes of Hollywood dance films like Step Up.
Aaja Nachle was Madhuri’s comeback film which was based on a dancer who wanted to showcase dance in the form of a play. Her journey of teaching non-dancers the art of performing was entertaining, to say the least.
Essentially a love story, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was seen as a dance film as the majority of the film revolved around a dance competition. The journey of Taani finding her joy in dance and ultimately falling in love with her husband, Surinder was well-received at the box office.
Tiger Shroff is known for his agility and skills when it comes to dancing. Munna Michael gave him a chance to prove his mettle in dance. Also, if you want to watch Nawazuddin Siddique in a great role of a diligent student learning dance from Tiger Shroff, you are in for a treat.
Varun Dhawan is also known for his amazing skills as a dancer. Street Dancer has him go toe-to-toe with professional dancers and being great at it. Although Street Dancer did not do so well at the box office, Varun’s talent as a dancer was appreciated.