When people think Bollywood, the thought of song and dance sequences pops up immediately. The yellow-green fields of mustards and the hero-heroine frolicking and dancing in its midst, that picture is almost instantaneous. Singing an earthy number which soon becomes a rage and a dance step which has the young and old grooving on the dance floor! Bollywood can never do without these numbers. But there are yesteryears films like Kanoon and Ittefaq which have done away with the boring numbers and stuck to the point. Although not many but few Bollywood movies of recent times have come out unfazed despite having no songs and dance sequences.
Here is a top 8 Bollywood Flicks without any insipid song or dance sequence.
We know that this film didn’t require the crutches of songs and dance because the movie, its story, the direction, its cinematography, almost everything was so stunning that these songs and dances would have turned into lackluster frames which would have been edited later.
It is one slapstick comedy which can make you #LaughOutLoud even now. The satire is as much relevant today as it was yesterday. The convincing acting from the veterans would have died down behind the raucous of the inane songs.
This one was a charming teen story, teen romance, a touching tale which struck a chord with almost every teen. Its songs became an instant hit although they were sans the silly dance sequences. The film cashed on innocence and it is a sheer bliss to watch it over and over again.
The heartwarming story would have lost its charm had there been one of those “gaaney ke khet mein”-esque track. Naggesh sticking to the story and not giving in to pointless commercial cinema did wonders for the film.
Ever imagine a spirit doing an item number? Impossible, right! It is simply for this reason that RGV stuck to the thrill potion. And it did very well with the audience. People appreciated it for its impeccable story-telling.
A social revenge drama that left us stunned. Impeccable performance by Naseeruddin Shah only made the film rendered the film a repeat value. We are utterly thankful to the filmmakers for not giving in to the pressure of using the ultra-glam models and exotic locations to spice up a serious drama.
Chak De India wasn’t sans songs; in fact we love every song the film boasts. But the film not only freed us of the uber needless dance sequences but it also portrayed SRK in a deglamourized avatar for the very first time. While every song is nothing less than an inspiration, we wonder what would have happened if there was a “choli ke peeche” like track in it!
Oh so wonderful! This film should get an Oscar! Such and much alike these were our reactions when we saw this flick. An absolute original, this film rendered us speechless. Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan pulled off the act so well that we were left in tears. Had the film boasted of those songs and dance sequences, they would have ended up adding comic value to the film, leaving the broth completely tasteless.
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