1. Jhannak jhannak payal baje
Obviously it has to be the first on the list. The legend film on dance has released in the year 1955. It has in its leads as Sandhya and Gopi Krishna, two legends of dance. In this film you can get the true essence of Kathak and Bharatnatyam. This was the first film in which you can see the real essence of Raas-leela, Vishwamitra and Menka story, Tandav and Lasya form of dance. It is all the dance and stories of our rich culture, of India’s culture.
This film of 1959 by V Shantaram is another great work of art. Diwakar a man who is a poet and is a true lover of his wife, fantasies about a woman who looks similar to his wife is his imagination Mohini, a woman of immense beauty. He writes poems and songs for her and thinks of her performing on them. The role of Mohini is played by Sandhya, a woman of a man allusion.
3. Jal bin macchali nritya bin bijili
Alaknanda who belongs to a rich family wants to fulfill her dead mother dream of her becoming a dancer, but her doctor father does not allow her for this. This story is about a girl facing the illness of the society but emerges to be a true dancer.
It is a story related to Indian history. Amrapaali, Raj nartakki of Vaishali is in love with an unknown warrior who is actually the King of the enemy Kingdom Magadh. Vyjayantimala the super actress has performed unexceptionally wow!!
Book turned into a movie. The Guide book is about a tourist guide helping a woman to achieve her dreams and become a great dancer. Unfortunately, the guide is left with nothing for himself. The dance performed by
is just great.
, at her best in the movie. The dance on songs like ‘thare rahiyo’,’chalte chalte’ are the wow factors of the film. It comprises songs on which pure Kathak can be performed.
7. Nacche Mayuri
It is based on a real-life story of the renowned Bharatnatyam dancer and actor
; how she lost her legs and yet is an amazing dancer.
The love story of the Mughal Prince Salim(Dilip Kumar) and a dancer Anarkali(Madhubala). The settings of the film have taken the film to the other aura.
A film by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
. It depicts the love story of Devdas and Paro, but at the same time, it also shows the beauty and richness of Bengali culture. Dance choreographed by
is marvelous. Pure Kathak performed by
. The duet dance by Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai is incomparable to any dance in the industry.
10. Aaja Naachle
Come back of Madhuri Dixit to the industry. The Kathak performance on the song ‘O Re Piya’. was amazing.