Farah Khan can be one of the most prolific choreographers in today’s Bollywood era. She has choreographed some breathtaking Bollywood scores like Pehla Nasha, Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane and many such big hits. She is a well-known personality known to judge well-known dance reality shows. On her birthday today lets relook on some of her best choreographies she had done.
Farah Khan’s best choreographies-
1. Pehla Nasha ~ Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Farah Khan’s first song was taking over Bollywood and she was the fourth assistant of Saroj Khan over there. One person who had really helped her a lot at that time was Aamir Khan. It was her first song and she tried a lot to encompass the spirit of romance. With Aamir and Ayesha’s daydreaming and dancing scenes in the valleys, the song is a cute adaptation on first love.
2. Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane ~ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Giving strong feels of This legendary song from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge revolves around the genres of Lindy-Hop with Rock ‘n’ Roll and has a strong Shammi Kapoor feel. An interesting fact about this song is when Shahrukh Khan drops Kajol at the end of the song, director Aditya Chopra did not tell Kajol what was going to happen. So when she was dropped, her reaction was actually genuine! No wonder why the song is so natural!
3. Chaiyya Chaiyya ~ Dil Se (1998)
The song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ is truly iconic as we had not seen actors dancing on top of a moving train before. It certainly is not easy to choreograph energetic dance moves on a movie platform, it truly is path-breaking! In fact, Farah also received the Filmfare for ‘Best Choreography’ award for her innovative choreography. Malaika Arora and SRK look incredibly authentic in the video. Malaika has even recalled: “The ‘Chaiya Chaiya’ song was shot exactly as you see it on the screen: no camera tricks, no back projection, no post-production special effects!”
4. Ek Pal Ka Jeena ~ Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (KNPH) (2000)
This song remains to be an anthem of Hrithik Roshan’s success. In 2000, Hrithik debuted with KNPH and the success rose him to superstardom. Farah Khan’s signature step in this song became a craze. The right hand is positioned straight out, whilst the left-hand slowly thrusts towards the right. It is such a simple move but so catchy and unique. The way the track has been choreographed and executed is just fantastic. For this, Farah once again won the Filmfare award for ‘Best Choreography’.
5. Idhar Chala ~ Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta were such a cute couple in Koi Mil Gaya. But their performance in ‘Idhar Chala’ is truly breathtaking. What works with this song is the fact that it combines several dance genres and has elements of tap-dancing and Broadway jazz. Plus, the way Farah makes use of props such as table and chair into the choreography is impressive. This song has proven that a simple choreography can be the most effective. As such, it’s no surprise as to why she won the National Award for ‘Best Choreography’!
6. Chale Jaise Hawayein ~ Main Hoon Na (2004)
Main Hoon Na marked Farah Khan’s debut as a film director and this song, ‘Chale Jaise Hawayein’ became sensational in the 2000s. From choreographing Bollywood biggies like SRK and Hrithik Roshan, Farah ensures that the (then) newbies: Amrita Rao and Zayed Khan would give their utmost best for this ‘carefree’ song. Set in the Darjeeling college, enjoy watching Sanjana (Amrita Rao) and Lucky (Zayed Khan).