Ghar More Pardesiya Choreography

My choreography for the very popular song Ghar More Pardesiya from the film Kalank… I use all sorts of influences – including Bharata Natyam, Kathak, folk, contemporary – a real “Khichidi” – which is often what Bollywood dancing is! Here is the song and dance from the film Kalank featuring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt…

Songs for Just Jhoom! classes Autumn 2011

Songs Film Sadi Gali Tanu Weds Manu (2011) Jalebi Bai Double Dhamaal (2011) Character Dheela Ready (2011) Parda Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) Galyan Sankli Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) Chammak Challo Ra.One (2011) Rola PeGaya PatialaHouse (2010) Desi Beat BodyGuard (2011) Main Chandigargh Ki Star BBuddah Hoga Tera Baap (2011)

Looking at Dance in the classic film Chandni (1989)

In 1989 the film Chandni was released. It had nine songs some of which were filmed in Switzerland and the choreography was by Saroj Khan. The film starts with Rohit, (Rishi Kapoor), meeting Chandni, (Sridevi), at a wedding. Rohit is particularly struck by Chandni’s charm in the song Mere Hathon Mein which she performs in front of an all-female audience More →

3 Idiots – and my expectations of Bollywood!

As part of my research into Just Jhoom! Dance-Fitness routines, I watch a lot of Bollywood films! Or that’s my excuse for spending 3 hours watching a film – and I’m sticking to it! Needless to say I’ve seen hundreds of films – and that’s not an exaggeration! So, when I sit through a rubbish film – with crap dialogues, More →

Blogging – a whole new world!

So, here I am, blogging…. I’ve joined the world of Facebook, Tweeted, posted videos on YouTube, photos on Flickr….and now I join the millions blogging! People have been blogging for years – for me it’s a completely new world…so yes I’m a virgin blogger – and here it is – my first blog. Why am I blogging? What will I More →