Dance plays the dominant role in Indian culture, which also symbolises the ethnicity of one single state. Be it from Bharatanatyam to folk, every dance styles has its own importance in their region. India, which is known for its traditional and religious values has given immense contribution for the art, music and dances. Being a sub continent India is the hub of multi culture, which also welcomed and recognised the art and cultures from every corner of the world.
April 29 of every year will mark the International Dance Day. Apart
from desi dance styles like Bharatanatyam, Koochupudi, Kathakali,
Yakshagana and others, India is also the place for the survival of
western dances like belly dance, hip-hop, disco, aerobics and
others. Beside society and culture, the dance has immensely
influenced on Indian cinemas without the irrespective of region,
language and others.
Beside giving importance to story and screenplay, few Indian
movie makers had also made it a point of making use of dance as
their main theme in their film. The clash between the western and
classical dance, and the influence of western culture on youth is
clearly shown in the famous multilingual South Indian movie like
Shankarabaranam. On the occasion of International Dance
Day, we bring you the photos of all time best dance movies of
Tamil. Click on slide show to have a look at
Punnagai Mannan, which is K Balachander's directorial
venture had Universal Star Kamal Hassan, Revathi, Rekha, Srividya
in lead roles.
Aadalam Boys Chinnatha Dance (ABCD)
Multilingual movie Aadalam Boys Chinnatha Dance or
Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) was directed by Prabhu
Deva. The film was the motivation for many people to try their luck
Sangamam deals with the clash between the two groups of
people, who will be professional Tamil folk dancers and classical
dancers. It had Rahman and Vindhya in the lead role.
Poda Podi had Tamil superstar Silambarasan aka Simbu
and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar in the lead role. It deals with the
story of a boy, who tries to distance his girlfriend from the
Dancer is one of the heart touching movie in the history of
Tamil film industry, which deals with the story of a physically
handicapped person turning famous dancer in the end. It had Kutty,
Robert and Kanika in the lead role.
Mr Romeo had Prabhu Deva in the dual role, which was
directed by KS Ravikumar. It had Madhoo and Shilpa Shetty in female
Tamil Superstar Ajith Kumar starrer Varalaru is the all
time biggest feast for Thala's fans, which featured the actor in
three roles. It had Kanika and Asin as the female leads.