…And back in 2008, when I celebrated her birthday with a couple of stage show clips, this blog had a lot more in the way of modern dance music content, so I included some modern dance music clips. But now that I am so hooked on the old stuff, I thought I’d post a positively lovely clip with Madhuri that looks far more traditional. (Well, at least for now, but maybe something more later – read on.) I admit that I have never actually seen this movie, Beta, but when I stumbled upon this clip, I just couldn’t resist it:
Longtime readers of this blog might have noticed that Madhuri is one of just a few Indian dancer-actresses from my own generation whom I have posted or posted about a few times over the past few years. And, more significantly, she is the only one in that category who does not have South Indian origins. Among the solidly Bollywood dancer-actresses who were born in the same decade I was, I do believe that she is the best.
I have to admit, as I have before, that I am not quite as fond of the Madhuri films that I’ve seen as I am of the Madhuri dances. But even if a movie is bad or mediocre, a good Madhuri dance or two will make the experience more than worthwhile.
I also do love her stage shows, as I discovered from YouTube. I might do a post with some more stage shows tomorrow, the 15th (i.e., right on Madhuri’s birthday) or the day after that. But I wanted to get this post out today, May 14, so that it might still count as being part of the Magic of Madhuri Week that was announced at the Bollywood-ish blog, which I learned about from Sita-ji at Bollywood Food Club.
Happy birthday, Madhuri Dixit!