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International Dance Day: Top Dance Movies

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Dance in Bollywood movies are must, for they are like Siamese twins. A Bollywood movie can never exist without a dance number in it. On this International Dance Day lets jog down the memory lane and list out all the Bollywood Movies that were based on dance exclusively.

International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council CID and is celebrated on April 29 every year. It is the day when a French dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre was born.

Choreographer-turned-director Remo D'Souza even made a full-fledged dance film ABCD which also happens to be India's first 3D dance film. Bollywood is known for its song-n-dance, and dance films have become popular over the years. We list down some of the most popular dance films in Bollywood over the years.


Remo's ABCD movie was a super hit 3D movie. It had Prabhudeva in the lead and the best dancers in the country in its star cast. This was based on how dancers from low middle class family fight it out and win a major dance competition.


ABCD 2 is a sequel to ABCD and is set to release later in the year. This movie is based completely on dance and will again have Prabhudeva in the lead and is directed by Remo.


Ram Gopal Varma's Naach was based on a struggling choreographer trying to get into Bollywood, the character was played by Antara Mali.

Chance Pe Dance

Chance Pe Dance was another movie based on dance reality shoe. It had dancing superstar Shahid Kapoor in the lead.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was a story based amidst the dance competition. Anushka Sharma who is a pro teaches amateur Shah Rukh Khan to dance.

Aja Nachle

Madhuri's come back movie Aja Nachle was based on a dance competition and celebrated the art of dancing.

Dil Toh Pagal Hai

Yash Chopra's classical movie, Dil Toh Pagal Hai had best dance performances. It had Madhuri and Karishma Kapoor fighting it out on the dance floor.


Akshay Kumar's film Dancer where he played the role of a dancer and managed to give a good performance.

Disco Dancer

Mithun Chakraborty danced his way to glory and made a brand of himself as a dancing hero in the most popular dance films in Bollywood - Disco Dancer.

Dance Dance

Dance Dance was a follow up to hit movie Disco dancer. It was a full fledged dance film. This movie starred Mithun in the lead again.

Naache Mayuri

Sudha Chandran's Naache Mayuri is based on her real life. She had met with an accident and lost her leg and despite all that hurdles how she gets back to her love of dancing forms the story.


V Shantaram's Navrang in 1959 had some of the best dancing pieces. Sandhya even danced as both male and female dancer and in one performance she balances 10 pots on her head while dancing.

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