Often named as the mother of Choreography “Saroj Khan” is immortal as a legend. She was instrumental in making dancing legends like Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Govinda, and many others. She was a powerhouse of talent. She died on the 3rd of July, 2020 but we will remember her iconic presence in the form of songs that she had choreographed.
#10 is “Yeh Ishq Haaye” from Jab We Met
Picturized on Kareena Kapoor Khan, the song was choreographed by her. For this song, she was awarded a prestigious “National Award”. The moves for the song fusional but we all know whenever Saroj Khan choreographed a song, the more focus was always onto face and lyrical movements of the body rather than steps. The choreography on this song made everyone gaga and provided new dance moves to the countrymen.
#9 is Barso Re Megha from “Guru”
Aishwarya is one of the greatest dancers of Bollywood. She is on the list of good books of Saroj Khan as a good dancer. Saroj Khan has directed the dance of Aishwarya for many numbers of times. This song is one of the best-choreographed dance songs on Rain. For this, Saroj Khan met her 8th Filmfare trophy for the best choreography.
#8 is “Radha Kaise Na Jale” from “Lagaan”
One of the most underrated choreographed songs of Saroj Khan is this one. This tukbandi has touched the spiritual backbone of Indian culture. The dance steps are simple but the coordination and expressive movements impacted Indian audiences. Every Indian school’s or college’s annual function or a Janamashtmi event still believed to be incomplete if there is no dance performance on this song.
#7 is Naa Jaane Kahan Se Aayi hai from Chaalbaaz
Unlike Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi once was only willing to get her songs choreographed by only Saroj Khan. Maybe she was comfortable with her. All the peppy numbers of Chaalbaaz were ironically choreographed by Saroj Khan. But the most interesting thing is that she has made Sunny Deol dance on the famous song “Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai”. This western dance song was among her best western dance choreography.
#6 is “Tamma Tamma” from Thanedaar
If any song that needs special mentioning in a long-lasting career of Saroj Khan, then “Tamma Tamma” picturized on Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit is the song. Saroj Khan is the only choreographer who can enable a non-dancer to dance. She initially made Sunny Deol dance, later she enabled Sanjay Dutt to dance that even alongside the biggest dancing superstar “Madhuri Dixit”. The dance moves in the song are totally western and very tough to perform.
#5 is “Ghani Banwari” from Tanu Weds Manu Returns”
The most iconic dance song of Kangana Ranaut “Ghani Bawri” is choreographed by Saroj Khan. Kangana’s expressions were awesome in the song. The steady shots and folk dance took that song to another level. All dance numbers of Saroj Khan always have been played in parties.
#4 is “Chane ke Khet Mein” from Anjaam
All the dance numbers performed by Madhuri Dixit on the choreography of Saroj Khan are blockbuster. It is very difficult to choose which one is best. In this post, we tried our best but you may tell us your favorite in the comment section. We listed this song because if any song is known for portraying best expressions then it is “Chane Ke Khet Mein” from Anjaam. Without leaving any music, every expression on the song lyrics was perfect
#3 is “Main Teri Dushman” from Nagina
The best snake dance ever performed in Bollywood is “Main Teri Dushman” featuring Sridevi. This semi-classical dance number is one of the most revered character-dancing because of “tough dance moves” and “abhinaya” as per the story. This song actually tells and completes the entire film. Saroj Khan’s style incorporated in the song made the movie blockbuster.
#2 is “Dola Re Dola” and “Maar Dala” from “Devdas”
The most difficult choreography of Indian cinema is Dola re Dola from Devdas featuring both Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya. The song not only encapsulates difficult moves but the coordination between the leads and group is fantabulous. At that time when technology was new, the song was shot with the best screenplay. Saroj Khan is not a trained classical dancer but she is the choreographer behind the iconic Kathak based semi-classical song Maar Dala. She was the guru behind the magic that Madhuri was displaying while performing.
#1 is “Ek Do Teen” from Tezaab
A song that made two legends “Saroj Khan” and “Madhuri Dixit”, A Song that made a movie blockbuster, and a song that initiates the story of a film is on top of the list because it opened doors for Choreographers as a bonafide profession. Awarding agencies have started a new category. It was to award the choreographers for the best choreography.
Other – All the songs choreographed on Madhuri Dixit are incomparable. Nimbooda, Mr. India Songs, and many others. Please tell us which ones you liked.