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Rohit Vats
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 14 : 57

Bollywood, please give us another Govinda


Find another Govinda or dancing will be reduced to mere exercising...

Song 1: Chikni Chameli (Agneepath)

Performer: Katrina Kaif

First impression: What the hell is she doing?

Moments later: She looks cool but...

Last impression: Who cares if she does dancing or gymnastics as far as she is in shape.

Song 2: Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (Lakshya)

Performer: Hrithik Roshan

First impression: Doesn't he have bones?

Moments later: Should I try it.

Last impression: God, I hate working out without eating.

Song 3: Disco Wale Khisko (Dil Bole Hadippa)

Performer: Shahid Kapoor

First impression: Smart moves man.

Moments later: The camera is dancing more than the actor.

Last impression: Will somebody explain why he was smiling without any reason.

Song 3: Nach Baliye (Bunty Aur Babli)

Performers: Rani Mukerji-Abhishek Bachchan

First impression: Shiamak Davar what a great choreography sir.

Moments later: What a choreography sir.

Last impression: Will somebody ask Rani Mukerji to not do western dance. Abhsihek yaar, so much gymming has started to take a toll on your acting.

Song 4: Desi Beat (Bodyguard)

Performer: Salman Khan

First impression: Dude, only you can carry a copper orange pant.

Moments later: Isn't he trying to look feminine?

Last impression: Bajne do desi beat, I am changing the channel.

Song 5: Criminal (RA.One)

Performer: Shah Rukh Khan

First impression: Shake that whatever.

Moments later: Hmmm...

Last impression: Criminoool, criminool, criminool.

Reality shows and infusion of contemporary western dancing styles have heavily influenced the way we look at dances and dancers. Gone are the days when jumping jack or Shammi Kapoor danced to the tunes. No man, it's not about nostalgia, and I am certainly not that old to claim to have seen them in my childhood.

We have some brilliant dancers but the joy of dancing is missing. I understand there are clubs and schools where stone feet can be remodelled as 'tappers' but the soul of dancing goes missing somewhere during the process.

Practice makes perfect but it wouldn't probably give you the eternal joy unless and until each bone dances along with your mood.

Simply recall the Jhoom Barabar Jhoom song. Don't you think camera was forcibly making the actors dance?

Of course they need to pose for the camera, after all it's a film but wasn't Govinda doing the same?

Didn't he match his expressions with cuts?

Are you really sure that you won't do 'uhun uhun' while watching Chalo Ishq Ladayein?

I know you have just tried a hand movement while recalling the song Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha.

Stop touching hair like he did in May Se Na Mina Se Na Saki Se.

Tell me with your right hand on your heart (no issues if you use left, today I saw a t-shirt quote-Act Smart 'Always').

Disgusting, I know.

Anyway, Malaika Arora, Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai still qualify as the common man's dancers because of the emotions they bring into their moves. Madhuri Dixit is class apart and she still rules the hearts due to her facial movements but can we say the same about other so called trained actors/dancers?

Mithun Da, you also ditched us. We were ready to tolerate Mimoh but he is a bad dancer too. I just wish to see him dancing with Rakhi, she can any day beat him, be it dancing or be it acting. Yes, Rakhi is satisfactory; in fact she is better than most of the heroines who boast about taking classical dance classes in their formative years.

Industry people, do us a favour. Find another Govinda or dancing will be reduced to mere exercising. And it's the high time when the camera people should try their hands in choreography; after all they are doing the real work.


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A former film student himself, Rohit 'Vats' feels that a good film is made with a zealous heart rather than brilliant technique. He thinks that films can be used as a tool of social change, as the language of cinema crosses all barriers and touches people's lives deeper than any other medium. A self-confessed film noir buff, Rohit has equal admiration for other genres as well. Currently he is trying to bud as a film commentator.