[Context: This post is driven by my quest for peppy bollywood playlists to play in the background while I think algorithms and debug code at work]
So, Dabangg (IMDB, IndiaFM, Trailer) is out, and is a bit hit. People I know, however, have had different reactions -- M hated it, A loved it, and most importantly, my mom (and dad) loved it! [wonder what VG of JH thinks :)]
Here's the trailer, for those who are as yet untouched by this movie's PR.
Anyways, mom was talking about how Malaika Arora was awesome in the "Munni" song (first in the playlist below), which got me thinking that although she was good, there have been better item songs in Bollywood. Keeping the sexual innuendo of the dance aside for the moment, I wanted to catalog the best song+dance sequences in terms of their peppiness, and the dancing skills of the performers. So, I asked some friends for help, and the result is the playlist below.
And now, my request for help. Please let me know which songs you would like added to the list.
- At least one of the main dancer should have a guest appearance, so all songs of the type of "Tu cheez badi hai mast mast" and "Banke tera jogi" are out (I know, quite a shame. Will do a series about that later).
- Please post the song title, movie name, and most importantly, a youtube link (better if HD) in the comments.
- Needless to say, the song should be from a Bollywood movie :).
The playlist is embedded below for your listening pleasure. If you cannot see it, or want to see the whole list in one shot, please click this direct link to the playlist (opens in new tab).
So, what do you think? Any suggestions?