Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Dil To Pagal Hai is a musical romantic film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Karishma Kapoor in the lead roles, alongside Akshay Kumar in supporting role. Directed by Yash Chopra, the film depicts the love story of two dancers in a musical dance troupe and how they pursue it. While the love story blossoms, we witness some of the best memorable dance numbers such as Le Gayi Le Gayi, Pyaar Kar, The Dance of Envy, Are Re Are, etc.
Taal is another musical romantic film that makes it to our list of top Bollywood films based on dance theme. The film stars Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Khanna as the lead pair whereas Anil Kapoor plays the supporting role. Directed by Subhash Ghai, the film is about the love story between a rich boy and a poor girl, whereas dance and music play the central theme of the film. Few dance numbers like Ishq Bina, Ramta Jogi, Raga Dance, and others are still considered one of the best ever.
Naach is a 2004 Hindi film starring Antra Mali and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film is about love, breakup and reunion between two struggling artists in Mumbai, both of whom eventually become successful in their respective fields, i.e. acting and choreography. Being a choreographer in the film, Naach follows a couple of memorable dance performances by Antra Mali’s character in the film.
Aaja Nachle (2007)
Considered as Madhuri’s comeback film after a long break, Aaja Nachle is a musical drama directed by Anil Mehta. Alongside Madhuri, the film also stars Kunal Kapoor, Konkana Sen Sharma, Jugal Hansraj, and Akshaye Khanna in pivotal roles. The film is a must watch for Madhuri Dixit’s dance and the freshness she brings in the character even after coming out of a long break.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a 2008 romantic comedy film starring Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Anushka Sharma in the lead role. Directed by Aditya Chopra, the film tells us the story of a Surinder Sahni, played by King Khan, who marries Taani, played by Sharma, out of odd circumstances. While she is not happy with the sudden marriage, Surinder Sahni tries his best to make her fall in love with him. He goes to extent that he participates in a dance competition after a makeover portraying as Raj to partner with Taani. The film features some of best songs with amazing dance moves such as Dance Pe Chance, Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte, Haule Haule, and the instrumental Dancing Jodi.
ABCD: Anybody Can Dance is a 2013 dance musical film directed and choreographed by ace choreographer Remo D’ Souza. The film is basically Remo’s tribute to dance and features Prabhu Deva in the lead role as Vishnu, who creates a dance troupe by bringing some local youngsters together and goes on to beat the professional dancers’ team of his rival Jehangir Khan, played by Kay Kay Menon. The film also stars Ganesh Acharya, Dharmesh Yelande, Salman Khan, Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak, and others.
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ABCD 2 (2015)
ABCD 2 is the 2nd installment in the Remo D’Souza’s ABCD series. The film is not related to the first film ABCD and follows a completely independent story of its own. Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor play the lead roles in the film whereas Prabhu Deva reprises his role as Vishnu from the previous film. The film follows the life of a dance group led by Suru played by Varun Dhawan, who aims to win an international hip-hop competition in Las Vegas to secure their future and remove the negative tag. After witnessing Vishnu dancing in the bar, he convinces him to be their choreographer and rest of the film is about how Vishnu guides these young dancers to win the competition.
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