Mujra in Hindi Movies (Part 2) – five classic mujras
Mujra in Hindi Movies (Part 3) – Five mujra videos (
According to the current trend in Hindi movies, an item dances (the more the merrier) is almost a must to appeal to the public. There used to be item dances in old movies but not as frequent. The old age audience was more comfortable with the dances in garden and forests.
In 80s and 90s some spicy disco dances marked the influence of west. The term item girl should have been coined at that time. But, the audience was more comfortable with the the Indian version of item dance, Mujra. Mujra had been appearing the audience from the start to the current time – the latest being the one by Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod.
A lot of Hindi movies have featured beautiful mujra dances with lovely lyrics, and heart-touching music. Couple with great dance by some of the best dancing actress of Hindi film, these Mujra dances have been evergreen in Hindi film. Let’s go back to the memory lane to list some of the Mujra dances.
Posted below is a video of Aishwarya Rai performing various Mujra dances from movies like Umrao Jaan, Mughal-E-Azam, Pakeezah and other classic Bollywood films. She imitates the immortal Mujras of dancers like Meena Kumari, Madhubala, and Rekha in the stage show.
Aishwarya looks absolutely astonishing in the live stage performance. Her dances, facial expressions, and her synchronization with the music, and even her costumes look perfect in the performance.
In the second part of this post, we will post the original videos of the songs Aishwarya has danced.
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