Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Madhuri Dixit – the powerful dancer of the 90s

Madhuri Dixit – the powerful dancer of the 90s.

Madhuri Dixit can be considered as one of the powerful dancers of the 90s. She had blended her acting skills with her dancing skills and became the leading actress of the 90s.

Her film Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor, made her a star with her dance performance in the song “ek do teen” composed by Laxmikant Pyarellal. She also performed well in the film Dil opposite Amir Khan. She got a timid role in the film Jamai Raja where Anil Kapoor, her husband, taught her mother, played by Hema Malini, a lesson. Her mother was a proud lady who had a lot of wealth and due to her financial strength, she had the conception that anyone can be purchased. She also asked husband to leave her house due to differences related to her ego. Anil Kapoor taught her to be submissive and proved to her that money cannot be used to purchase happiness, peace, etc.

In Saajan, she balanced the soft performance of Sanjay Dutt and aggressive performance of Salman Khan with her romantic image. She also brought out the feelings of the woman who loves someone as a poet and later on realises that the person is someone else. She had also acted in hit films opposite Anil Kapoor including Ram Lakhan, Kishen Kanhaiya, Khel, Beta, etc.

At point of time she almost became the role model of dancers in India and the new generation used to imitate her styles in different films. In Subhash Ghai’s Khalnayak, she persuaded a criminal played by Sanjay Dutt to acknowledge her guilt and helped Jackie Shroff to answer all the allegations relating to lack of care shown to prevent Sanjay Dutt from escaping from his prison. She had also acted in crime thrillers like 100 days, where the audience could not understand who was the actual killer till the truth was unfolded.

She had done well opposite Rishi Kapoor in films like Sahebaan, Yarana, etc., where the songs like “kaise jiyunga mai” composed by Shiv Hari became a very big hit. She also acted in character roles along with Shabana Azmi in films like Mrityudand. Her performance opposite Sharukh Khan in the film Dil To Pagal Hai, was well appreciated with her choreographic skills exhibited in songs like “kab tak chup baithe”, “dil to pagal hai”, etc., composed by Uttam Singh. She also acted in Koyla opposite Shahrukh Khan. She won a number of film fare awards for best performance as actress in the respective years. She stopped acting after successful films like Pukar or Lajja, but made a comeback very recently with her film Aja Nacchle. The film lovers expect even better performance in years to come.

Article By: Rumi Chatterji.


Rumi said...

Madhuri Dixit had shown that dancing requires lot of skill and specialisation and even if choreographers help the actors and actresses in bollywood films these days individual capability is expresed in the repective performances of profesional dancers.
Rumi Chatterji.

Souvik Chatterji said...

Madhuri Dixit had shown her choreographic skills in eastern and western dance sequences. She was impressive in the films Zindagi Ek Jua and Jeevan Ek Sunghursh. She had carried on the legacy created by powerful dancers of bollywood including Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, etc.
Souvik Chatterji

Souvik Chatterji said...

In bollywood either the dancers are experts in choreography, or the powerful actresses provided natural performances. Madhuri Dixit had both the qualities and films like 100 days, Pukar, reflect all these skills.
Souvik Chatterji.

Anonymous said...

Madhuri Dixit is the most talented dancer I have ever seen.... I would love to dance right beside her... It would be an honour.

Anonymous said...

Madhuri Dixit is wonderful actress.she is only charm in industry no body else can beat her she gave exellent performances in her movies and about Dance she is simply Great and favourite personality in all way specially in dance and her smile is like france of flower.
All the best!
Seema Guleria

Anonymous said...

madhuri dixit is perhaps one of the very few actresses post the golden era of the 1950s who could carry an entire film on her shoulders. case in point-beta, raja and mrityudand. great performances, great acting and too good a dancer.

Souvik Chatterji said...

The present heroes of bollywood like Salman Khan, Hrihik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor and others had also agreed that they admired Madhuri Dixit the most for her excellent expressions while dancing. she was probably a cult figure who can hardly be matched.
Souvik Chatterji.