Bollywood has made several movies based on dance theme. If you are dance lover then you must definitely watch these dance based movies. Mentioned below are the top ten best Bollywood dance movies. Few of the movies from the list are about dance competition while some of them cover some or the other aspects of dance or dancer.
10. Chance Pe Dance
The movie ‘Chance Pe Dance’ was based on a dance drama released in the year 2010. Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and actress Genelia D’Souza played lead roles in the movie. The movie was directed by Ken Ghosh. The movie, however, failed to impress the audience.
9. Dance Dance
It is one of the early movies based on dance theme. The movie ‘Dance Dance’ was released in 1987. Bollywood veteran actor, Mithun Chakraborty played the main protagonist in the movie. The movie was hugely appreciated by the audience and was a box office hit during that time. The path breaking movie was directed by Babbar Subhash. The movie also featured then Bollywood actresses Smita Patil and Mandakini.
The movie ‘Naach’ was released in theaters in the year 2004. The movie was based on the concept which revolves around a girl who loves dancing. The movie was not able to create its impact among the audience but it created a lot of controversies. The movie directed by famous director Ram Gopal Verma featured actress Antara Mali in a bold avatar. Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh also played important roles in the movie.
7. Aaja Nachle
It was the comeback movie of Bollywood dancing queen Madhuri Dixit. The movie revolves around a girl who loves dancing and continues her passion for dance even after facing odds in life. The movie failed to do well in box office but the dance performances in the movie were appreciated by the audience. The movie was directed by Anil Mehta.
6. Nache Mayuri
The movie ‘Nache Mayuri’ was released in 1986. The theme of the movie revolves around a dancer. The lead role in the movie was played by classical dancer and actress Sudha Chandran. Shekhar Suman and Aruna Irani also acted in the movie directed by T. Rama Rao.
5. Disco Dancer
The movie ‘Disco Dancer’ became super hit in the year 1982. The songs of the movie are still played in parties. Mithun Chakraborty played the main protagonist in the movie.The movie was directed by Babbar Subhash. The movie also featured Kim and Kalpana Iyer.
4. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
The movie released in 2008 revolves around a dance competition. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan acted in the movie along with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The movie became an instant hit and garnered a lot of appreciation from the young generation. The movie was directed by the head of Yash Raj movies, Aditya Chopra.
The movie directed by renowned director Subhash Ghai was based on romantic music and dance drama. The movie released in the year 1999 featured Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, actor Anil Kapoor and Akshay Khanna in lead roles. The movie managed to win several awards and later in 2005, it was selected for Ebertfest: Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.
2. Dil Toh Pagal Hai
The romantic musical drama was released in 1997. The movie was directed by famous director Late Mr. Yash Chopra in which Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor played the lead characters. The movie revolves around love life of a dancer who falls for a girl in his dance troupe. The movie managed to collect 71 crores worldwide.
The movie ‘Any Body Can Dance’ is a dance based movie released in the year 2013. The movie was produced by Siddharth Roy and choreographed by ace choreographer Remo D’Souza. The movie managed to grab the nerves of the young generation and received a lot of public appreciation. The movie featured stars including Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya and Kay Kay Menon in main roles.
The movies mentioned above topped the list of ten best Bollywood movies based on dance theme.