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This article needs additional citations for . verification (December 2014) Hindi dance songs are now widely heard around the world. They first became popular among overseas Indians and were eventually discovered by others. [1 ]
music and dances in filmi Bollywood films are a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance traditions, in fusion with Middle Eastern techniques. The dances in older Hindi movies represented supposed dances of the common people, although they involved original choreography. Bollywood dances have evolved as a unique and energetic style. Since they are group dances, they are often used as joyful exercise music. [2 ]
choreography of Bollywood dances takes inspiration from Indian folk dances, classical dances (like kathak) as well as disco and from earlier Hindi filmi dances. Hindi film choreographers [edit ]
Some of the notable choreographers of past years were
Among the modern choreographers the notable are:
Shiamak Davar ( ) Taal, Bunty aur Babli, Dil To Pagal Hai Saroj Khan ( ) Baazigar, Soldier, Veer-Zaara Ahmed Khan ( ) Rangeela, Pardes, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Raju Khan ( ) Lagaan, Krrish Vaibhavi Merchant ( ) Dhoom, Swades, Rang de Basanti Remo ( ) Jo Bole So Nihal, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Waqt Farah Khan ( ) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., Monsoon Wedding, Dil Chahta Hai
Choreographers known for taking Bollywood dance global:
Jyoti Trivedi known for taking Bollywood dance to the UK, namely London through The Angel Dance School. Classic dance songs [edit ] Tu kahe agar Andaz (1949) [edit ]
The dancer dances in a combination of the Indian and
Middle eastern styles, while the hero plays a piano.
Tu kahe agar, tu kahe agar
tu kahe agar jivan bhar main get sunaata jaaun man biin bajaataa jaaun
तू कहे अगर, तू कहे अगर
तू कहे अगर जीवन भर मैं गीत सुनाता जाऊं मन बीन बजाता जाऊं
If you will ask, if you will ask,
If you will ask, all my life, I will keep singing I will keep playing my instrument
video search) Holi Ayi Re Kanhai Mother India (1957) [edit ]
A blend of classical and folk music and dancing, celebrating the
Holi festival of colors. The villagers gather in a village square in front of a Shiva shrine.
Holi aai rey kanhai, Holi aai rey
Holi aai rey kanhai, rang chhalkey Suna dey jara bansuri
होली आई रे कन्हाई, होली आई रे,
होली आई रे कन्हाई, रंग छलके, सुना दे जरा बांसुरी Holi has come, Kanhai (affectionate for Krishna) Holi has come, Kanhai, color is splashed Play us some flute
video search) Inhi Logon Ne, Pakeezah (1956-1971) [edit ]
The lyrics by
Majrooh Sultanpuri are in an old form of Bollywood Songs, which had become archaic by the time the film was completed. The chaste courtesan Sahibjaan dances in the neighborhood of tawaifs (prostitutes), in the north Indian Kathak style that was preserved by tawaifs.
inhii.n logo.n ne le liinaa dupaTTaa meraa
hamarii na maano bajajavaa se puuchho hamarii na maano sayyaa.N ... bajajavaa se puuchho jisane ... jisane asharafii gaz diinaa dupaTTaa meraa
इन्हीं लोगों ने ले लीना दुपट्टा मेरा ..
हमरी न मानो बजजवा से पूछो हमरी न मानो सय्याँ ... बजजवा से पूछो जिसने ... जिसने अशरफ़ी गज़ दीना दुपट्टा मेरा
These people snatched my
dupatta, Dear lord (husband), if you don't trust me, ask the cloth merchant, who sold the dupatta for a gold coin a yard. Video search Video 1956 version Modern popular Hindi dance songs [edit ] Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se.. (1998) [edit ]
Chaiyya Chaiyya song serves as the opening and close of the recent Hollywood movie Inside Man. The song is known for the A.R. Rahman's music, the words are somewhat mysterious ( video search, direct link).
Jinke Sar Ho Ishq Ki Chaaon
Paanv Ke Neeche Jannat Hogi Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya Chaiyya Chaiyya
जिनके सर हो इश्क़ की छांव
पावों के नीचे जन्नत होगी चल छैयां छैयां, छैयां छैयां, छैयां छैयां, छैयां छैयां
Whose head is in the shade of love, heaven is under his feet.
Walk in the shade, remain in the shade, in the shade, in the shade.
Like the songs of
Mirabai or works of several sufi poets, this song is dvayashraya , it can be interpreted in two ways; as a worldly love song, or a song for the beloved lord. Note that in India, the sun is often very hot, and thus shade provides comforting shelter. kavya
Nimbooda Nimbooda Nimbooda
Are Kaacha Kaacha Chhota Chhota Nimbooda Layi Do ... Ja Khet Se Hariyala Nimbooda Layido
निंबोड़ा निंबोड़ा निंबोड़ा ...
अरे काचा काचा छोटा छोटा निंबोड़ा लाई दो जा खेत से हरियाला निंबोड़ा लाई दो
Lime! lime! lime!
Get some tart little limes. Go to the farm and get some green limes.
video search) The limes are usually called lemons in Indian English. Rajasthani dialect is used for some of the words. The song is supposed to be a dialog between village girls and boys. Limes are often used to ward off evil eye in India.
Dekha Tum Ko Jabse Bas Dekha Tum Ko Yaara
Tum Se Koyi Achcha Hai Na Tum Se Koyi Pyaara ... Keh Do Na Keh Do Na You Are My Soniya style="padding-left:1em" |
देखा तुमको जबसे बस देखा तुमको यारा
तुमसे कोई अच्छा है ना तुमसे कोई प्यारा कह दो न कह दो ना You are my Soniya;
Since when I saw you, I see only you,
there is no one better, there is no one more lovely, Please say, please say, you are mine, Sonia!
video search) teri mohabbat mein yh dil deewana hai isme hai meri kya khata haan yeh dil churane ka achha bahan hai mujhko hai pehle se pata milne ko humko kitne barso lage hai yaara aisi khushi ke pal to phir na ayeein dobara
keh do na keh do na you are my soniya
Dola Re Dola from Devdas (2002) [edit ]
he Dolaa re Dolaa Dolaa re Dolaa he Dolaa re ...
haay Dolaa dil Dolaa man Dolaa re Dolaa lag jaane do najariyaa gir jaane do bijuriyaa
हे डोला रे डोला डोला रे डोला हे डोला रे ...
हाय डोला दिल डोला मन डोला रे डोला लग जाने दो नजरिया गिर जाने दो बिजुरिया
O bridegroom! ..
O briegroom, my heart is shaking, my mind is shaking, Let my glance hit you, let lightning strike you.( video search)
"Dola" uses shlesha alamkara, initially it means bridegroom (in Rajasthani), and then as a verb "shook".
Maahi Ve from Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) [edit ]
Maahi Ve Maahi Ve, That's The Way, Maahi Ve
Tere Maathe Jhumar Damke Tere Kannno Baali Chamke Hai Re
माही वे माही वे, That's The Way, माही वे
तेरे माथे झूमर दमके तेरे कानों बाली चमके, हाय रे
O dear, O dear,
Pendant on your forehead sparkles, Earrings in your ears shine, ( video search)
Maahi Ve is a
Punjabi expression, also used in other songs such as in Kaante (2002). It is also the tile of a TV reality show Maahi Ve. Lehraake Balkhaake Lehraake Balkhaake Balkhaake Balkhaake Aag Laga Ke Dilo Ko Jala Ke Karoon Main Ishaara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Shola Hai Yeh Tan Mera Are Dehko Tum Paas Na Aana Shama Ke Jo Pass Aaya Are Jalta Hai WohiParwana Oh Mere Deewano Baat Ko Samjho Door Se Dekho Mera Yeh Nazara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Bijli Banke Girti Hoon Main Nagin Banke Dasti Hoon Cheene Hosh Jo Sab Ke Main Hi To Aisi Masti Hoon Rang Jalka Doon Saas Mehka Doon Pal Mein Zadka Doon Main Yeh Dil Tumhara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Lehraake Balkhaake Lehraake Balkhaake Balkhaake Balkhaake Aag Laga Ke Dilo Ko Jala Ke Karoon Main Ishaara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Sharara Main Hoon Ek Sharara See also [edit ] Notes [edit ] References [edit ] Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community by Keila Diehl Music of Hindu Trinidad: Songs from the India Diaspora by Helen Myers Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India by Peter Manuel World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham