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Is this the best choreographed music video of all time ?

Never seen anything quite like it. Those costumes, those colors, hundreds of backup dancers perfectly in sync and two ridiculously beautiful leads. It's just otherworldly.

I don't understand a word but I can't deny that it didn't me long to start dancing with them.

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Thursday at 3:15 PM

Busby Burka?

by Anonymousreply 109/01/2020

[quote]I don't understand a word

She's upset her dog died..

by Anonymousreply 209/01/2020

I wanted to be snotty, but have to agree. It was pretty fabulous. Hollywood isn’t doing anything of the kind anymore. It was beautiful and joyous.

by Anonymousreply 309/01/2020

Thanks, OP, that was great!

by Anonymousreply 409/01/2020

The Indian (dot, not feather) equivalent of clogging, with a special guest appearance be a Freddy Mercury at 1:39.

by Anonymousreply 509/01/2020

I'm with ya OP. Didn't have any idea what they were singing about but they were very beautiful and the dancing/choreography was fantastic.

That's a lot of energy on display. (Guy was handsome too.)

by Anonymousreply 609/01/2020

I want me some nice Indian man penis.

by Anonymousreply 709/01/2020

Fabulous ! I was riveted . All that glorious dancing and lush costumes.

by Anonymousreply 809/01/2020

All I think about is that it must stank on that set, cause Indians don't use deodorant and all those folks dancing must work up some sweat.

by Anonymousreply 909/01/2020

[quote]All I think about is that it must stank on that set, cause Indians don't use deodorant and all those folks dancing must work up some sweat.

Curry, patchouli and ass.

by Anonymousreply 1009/01/2020

Ha! Knew it had to be Bollywood. They’re good at this kind of choreography and they’ve been doing it for decades.

Have another Bollywood classic to feast your eyes on. You can pretty much figure out the plot from the gestures.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/01/2020

The film Devdas this is from is pretty fantastic. I saw it on the big screen and was knocked out by the spectacle.

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by Anonymousreply 1309/03/2020

Aishwarya Rai, ever gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 1409/03/2020

R14, I think she's one of the most beautiful women on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 1509/03/2020

lol @ r2

by Anonymousreply 1609/03/2020

I don't see what is so special - this is Bollywood 101.

And no, there aren't hundreds of dancers - maybe 50 at most.

This same scene has been done thousands of times in hundreds of Indian films. Not sure why you would rate this as the best of all time? I guess you've never watched Bollywood - that's the only explanation.k

by Anonymousreply 1709/03/2020

It's not a "music video," OP.

by Anonymousreply 1809/03/2020

Well OP's set up is a compete failure but it's always nice to see these numbers.

by Anonymousreply 1909/03/2020

what do you mean by "set up" ?

by Anonymousreply 2009/03/2020

They seem manic and joyless.

by Anonymousreply 2109/03/2020

OP you "set up" the discussion with a misdirect. This isn't a music video so we can't discuss it as the greatest example of music video choreography.

by Anonymousreply 2209/03/2020

Op, not enough male 🕺🏻 dancers

by Anonymousreply 2309/03/2020

Has anyone ever explained why all the woman's voices in Bollywood all have that high pitch that sound like they are all dubbed by the same woman?

by Anonymousreply 2409/04/2020

R24, it's the same reason that all English-language popular singers sing with an affected Southern-US or Black accent. Even if they're from Liverpool or Canberra.

by Anonymousreply 2509/04/2020

R24 It's a style. Your comment is ironic because there was a time just a few woman ghost sung thousands of songs. For example S. P. Sailaja

by Anonymousreply 2609/04/2020

[quote]sound like they are all dubbed by the same woman?

I resemble that!

by Anonymousreply 2709/04/2020

Zip it, Lata.

by Anonymousreply 2809/04/2020

Dola re

by Anonymousreply 2909/04/2020

Bollywood numbers certainly have pizazz, but lack depth. It's a lot of front-line repeats, and the film editing jumps around in a shoot that takes days. Indian dance is about great arm gestures and beauty, though.

For actual great choreography on film, dance numbers that have a through-line, a purpose, serve as better examples of 'great' music video choreography. An example: OK Go's "I Won't Let You Down"

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by Anonymousreply 3009/04/2020

As a sidebar, while not a 'music video,' this live Tony performance assembles multiple show casts, a witty song, choreography that not only showcases each production, but makes a point, and no editing; performed live, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 3109/04/2020

Additionally, one must consider music videos that may not have the best or most difficult movements, but those that became iconic as choreography of their era, particularly the height of MTV:

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by Anonymousreply 3209/04/2020

If OP's viddy interested you, check out LAGAAN. It's a Bollywood spectacular that is a historical drama about 19th Century India under the Raj that is supplemented with lengthy Bollywood musical scenes. The producers wanted to show what India could do... and they put it all into one movie. The musical segments are stunning and the photography throughout is just wonderful.

Shirtless Aamir Khan is not to be missed.

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by Anonymousreply 3309/04/2020

r17 has it right. There's a whole multi-billion-dollar industry out there for you to discover, OP.

And I find the r31 video more pleasing than the one at OP.

by Anonymousreply 3409/04/2020

Not a music video, but a great film/musical theatre dance number with some cute dancers:

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by Anonymousreply 3509/04/2020

I loathe NPH so I cant watch R31.

by Anonymousreply 3609/04/2020

Only for those in India. Not.

by Anonymousreply 3709/04/2020

In terms of popularity, and choreography that became iconic, while not a personal favorite, "Thriller" is the most famous dance-inclusive music video of the entire MTV era.

OP did not specify best-choreographed, but without the hyphen, implied the 'best music video that was choreographed."

Yeah. I'm a bitch.

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by Anonymousreply 3909/04/2020

And boring R38. Dont forget boring !

by Anonymousreply 4009/04/2020

And ankle-biting cuntlette, R40. Add that to your LinkedIn profile.

by Anonymousreply 4109/04/2020

NO R32 one doesn't have to consider "iconic" crap collage "dancing" by Janet Jackson, garbage faux choreography created from thousands of edits. You have zero taste.

by Anonymousreply 4209/04/2020

This is. Best performed, too.

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by Anonymousreply 4309/04/2020

Again, snide, cuntlette R42, OP is discussing 'best music videos.' Some of my examples are not to my taste, and the old Fred Astaire dances and my Tonys clip are sidebars. "Best" is not necessarily the most intricately choreographed, but perhaps 'best known' or 'most liked.'

OP's clip isn't even a music video, but a scene from a feature film. Is "best" the biggest, the most popular? Try the linked Beyoncé montage.

Meanwhile, cretin R42 has yet to provide a single 'best' or even 'better' example, because R42 is too stupid to figure out how to add a link.

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by Anonymousreply 4409/04/2020

Hopping back to Bollywood dance numbers, this one is a wacky vintage classic:

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by Anonymousreply 4509/04/2020

"Best choreographed music video" doesn't have to be a big group number. Sia's "Chandelier" would be among the best music videos that fully incorporate dance.

But don't let 2,283,880,284 viewers dissuade you, R42, you cretin.

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by Anonymousreply 4609/04/2020

Turn it up!

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by Anonymousreply 4709/04/2020

Turn it up! There will never be another Vera-Ellen or young George Chakiris! (Although he's still kicking in PS)

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by Anonymousreply 4809/04/2020

Those are scenes from films, not music videos.

If we're going that route, nothing beats "Cool" in 'West Side Story,' one of the best choreographed dance scenes in cinematic history.

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by Anonymousreply 4909/04/2020

Loved that R31, but I must know - who is the beautiful man in the OP's Bollywood extravaganza?

by Anonymousreply 5009/05/2020

May he poop on my knee?

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by Anonymousreply 5109/05/2020

There's nothing quite like a Bollywood dance extravaganza. Here's another. The incomparable Aishwarya Rai, the impossibly handsome Mr. Aishwarya Rai and their father/father-in-law Amitahb dancing. Kajra Re.

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by Anonymousreply 5209/05/2020

Their voices sound like recordings of exotic mosquitoes slowed down by 50%.

by Anonymousreply 5309/05/2020

Strictly a music video? Not from a movie?

Paul Jabara's OCHO RIOS.

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by Anonymousreply 5509/05/2020

Now this is dancin’!

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by Anonymousreply 57Last Wednesday at 2:27 PM

[quote] If OP's viddy interested you, check out LAGAAN. It's a Bollywood spectacular that is a historical drama about 19th Century India under the Raj that is supplemented with lengthy Bollywood musical scenes.

"LAGAAN" is a great movie and the only Bollywood nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. I have zero interest in sports but by the end you will even know how Cricket is played!

by Anonymousreply 58Last Thursday at 2:00 PM

And it has some delicious shirtless desi guys!!!

by Anonymousreply 59Last Thursday at 3:15 PM
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