REFLECTIONS 2015: Best Choreography of 2015

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Choreographers are constantly being exposed to new techniques and dance moves within the different layers of dance. The different styles within the genre give a lot of room for all to be innovative and create something new. And that is also what most Bollywood choreographers aspire each year.

It is not easy to break the mold and show the audience something new or bring something old to the table and present this in a new way.

We put together some of the most outstanding choreographed songs of the year.

Dard Karara – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

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Not only is the picturization of this song completely in the style of the 90s, but also the choreography brings you back to the 90s.

The choreography is done by Chinni Prakash who is known for his work in movies from the 90s such as Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Coolie No. 1, Karan Arjun and Mohra.

All the experience and exposure from the 90s has been extensively used in to creating the most apt choreography for the song. The colors, the moves, the backgrounddancers and their positions…together it feels authentically 90s.

Bezubaan Phir Se – ABCD 2

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The hiphop scene is changing quickly. These days, kids are getting more innovative with the use of several moves and creating new ways to move your body to the rhythm of the music. That last one is very well used in the song ‘Bezubaan Phir Se’ from the movie ABCD 2.

The movie is about dance, so the choreography must be a visual treat for the eyes. One can see the effort put in to make sure all of them move as one; one group, one goal!

While the dancers from Dance India Dance are trained and experienced in almost every genre of dance, Varun and Shraddha don’t seem out of place. Raghav, one of the main dancers in this video who is known for his slowmotion act, is shining throughout.

A very smoothly choreographed song that gives us a chance to watch the best dancers in the country shine on the big screen.

Vande Mataram – ABCD 2

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ABCD 2 is one film that completely stole the show this year regarding the choreography. ‘Vande Mataram’ is another gem from the movie.

To present your country at a dance competition is one thing, but to incorporate that feeling into the choreography is a whole different ball game. You don’t accomplish that just by waiving the Indian flag… You show the Indian spirit.

From saluting to showing a battle to incorporate traditional Indian dance within the hip hop moves to never giving up…even when you fail. You get up and you try again!

Deewani Mastani – Bajirao Mastani

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While this is song is also mentioned in our best picturization list, it obviously also belongs in the category of best choreography.

The classic feel of Bajirao Mastani brings you back to the era of Mughal-E-Azam.

The song ‘Deewani Mastani’ completely reminds cinema lovers of the song ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ and with the same setting it can be touted as a contemporary version of the song.

Remo D’Souza did the choreography of the song and it took 10 days to shoot this song. Deepika keeps the posture well and shows her skills to carry off the classical look that is required for an eternal beauty she is portraying.

Pinga – Bajirao Mastani

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The setting, choreography and having two of the best dancers in one frame all reminds us of ‘Dola Re Dola’ from the 2001 movie Devdas. Even there, Bhansali pitched two of the best dancers against each other.

Even though the song and choreography doesn’t even come close to ‘Dola Re Dola’, it deserves to be mentioned as it brings together the two best dancers we have in the current generation of actors: Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. It’s an absolute bliss to see both of them dance in the same frame. When you think about it, nobody else could have been in this song.

Priyanka and Deepika gracefully match steps, choreographed by Remo D’Souza, in this energetic song. Even though, this definitely isn’t Remo’s forte, it shows that he has the skills to create magic between the two female leads and provide us with a well-made presentation of this traditional Marathi dance called Lavani. This is definitely one of the best videos of the year.

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