Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dance Dance

I was looking up some more of the oeuvre of Mithun Chakraborty (star of the inimitable Disco Dancer, where he played a floppy-haired, baby-faced teen idol type, in the David Cassidy or Leif Garrett mold).

I found this one first, and had a flashback to the Solid Gold dancers. Oddly, I don't remember them fondly. But I loved this clip, from 1987's Dance Dance, so I rushed to order the DVD:

And this gem is from 1984, so Bollywood was pretty quick to jump on the Michael Jackson bandwagon and get their version in theaters. Although there is no thematic connection between this dance number and the ostensible plot of Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki as stated on the IMDB, which involves an inheritance, with the usual related murder and revenge.

(In a side note, I also discovered Nehaflix at, a source for harder-to-find Indian films and CDs. They're pretty inexpensive. But if anyone knows how things add up...Yikes. So much for my resolution to buy less stuff. On the other hand, I NEED the Disco Dancer soundtrack, so my hands are tied...)

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