2020 is almost over, and although this year made us cry more than any other, a few songs and performers actually made us dance as well.
Here are 7 of our favourite dances from 2020 Bollywood films:
1. Garmi, Street Dancer 3D
This song just proves that Nora Fatehi is GODDESS and can dance to just about any song. Garmi is nothing like we’ve ever seen before, and it’s the kind of dance performance that will make you stop and s t a r e. Badshah knew how to capture the underground-club feel, all the while keeping it fun for us to dance to through the summer.
2. Haan Main Galat, Love Aaj Kal 2
Howevrer abysmal you found Imtiaz Ali’s own sequel, Love Aaj Kal 2, you can’t help by deny that Haan Main Galat is actually a really fun song. Kartik and Sara really know how to shake a leg, and we love the many moods, time periods, costumes and spaces that this song occupies. Their steps are not too tough to imitate, and we all find ourselves doing the ‘twist’ step as soon as that tune starts playing.
3. Nachan nu jee karda, Angrezi Medium
A really fun, relatable, peppy young song that all teenage girls can relate to, Nachan Nu Jee Karda is performed by the adorable (and talented) Radhika Madan. As she explores her more nerdy-middle class identity in an international space, she owns her quirky self with such coolness that she makes you wanna get up and dance too — no matter how bad you are! This song’s message is really empowering: that you shouldn’t be embarrassed of yourself.
4. Arey Pyaar Kar Le, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
We love love, and we love that SMZS was all about queer love. Finally having LBGT representation on the big screen was so important, and this song is nothing short of a celebration of that love. If you’re gay and you know it, dance loudly to “Arey Pyaar Kar Le” with us!
5. Jhilmil Piya, Shakuntala Devi
Jazzy and sprightful, reminding us of a simpler time of flairy saris and puffy hair, Jhilmil Piya is one of the few things that made this movie watchable. A super fun, upbeat and club-jazzy number to dance to, it’s perfect for an evening for you and your significant other. Besides, who doesn’t love every song that Benny Dayal is a part of?
6. Muqabla remix, Street Dancer
The God of dance himself, Prabhudeva, was back and HOW. The Muqabla remix, while disappointing some on the musical level, blew everyone’s minds on the dancing one. Only Prabhudeva Master can move like a literal ghost — fluid and free, making stars as talented a Varun and Shraddha look like his students. Well, they were, in a way. We love this song and thank it for making 2020 a bit better.
7. Dil Bechara, title track
I mean, do I even need to specify why with words? Sushant’s skillful moves groove like butter through this up-tempo chill track by AR Rahman. A lowkey, sexy song, only a performer as talented as Sushant Singh Rajput could have brought it to life with such suave, such ease.