[Note: I originally wrote, “Look What’s Back on YouTube” – but then the video got wiped out “due to a copyright claim from Rajshri.” So, it’s no longer on YouTube. But I found a compilation version on Dailymotion – something that combines the scene that I had used for my “Bloody Footed Bharatanatyam” post a while ago with this scene. Unfortunately, you don’t see subtitles here, which is too bad, because the words are great. But you can still see the dance here (and the other dance too). BTW, I am putting this video in both places – why not?]
From Thillana Mohanambal, made in Madras/Chennai in 1968….
P.S. Always loved the music to this also. P. Susheela is a great singer; I think I’ve heard her doing playback for Padmini in a few Tamil films. The lyrics, by Kannadasan, are inspired (judging by the subtitles though you can’t see them here now, unfortunately), and K.V. Mahadevan is a great composer too.