Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kollywood hits of the Miss World

The lady with beautiful eyes that anyone would crave for, the Manglorean beauty, the woman who conquered the Miss World title in 1994 - Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This lady made her entry into the movies after being declared as the most beautiful woman. Here we present the best songs of the green-eyed beauty in Kollywood.

Although she made it big in the Kollywood industry with Mani Ratnam's Iruvar in 1997, not many know that she acted in another movie in 1996 titled Anandam.  'Hello Mr.' from Iruvar made it to the favourites list of many, which was sung by Harini. Jeans which released in 1998 set her base stronger in the Tamil film industry. Infact the song 'Poovukul Adhisayam' became famous for the different costumes worn by this beauty in the song.  With a gap for another two years, Aishwarya was welcomed back to Kollywood with Kandukondein Kandukondein. A brilliant musical by A.R.Rahman, 'Konjum Mainakale', 'Kandukondein Kandukondein' and 'Kanaamoochi' emerged as the hits of the album. Although not a long career exclusively with the Tamil industry, Mani Ratnam's Guru which released in 2007, which was dubbed in Tamil as well was liked by the Tamil audience. 'Aaruyire' song from the movie, a beautiful duet with its scintillating lyrics was loved by all. The following year, the magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar yet again dubbed and released in Tamil, dominated the screens for its grandeur and ofcourse the sheer brilliance in music by A.R.Rahman. 'Idhayam idammaariyadhe' , a romantic duet between Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan was welcomed by many. 'Manmohana', from the same movie was lauded for Aishwarya's involvement in acting; portraying extreme dedication in her expressions. The movie infact was nominated for so many awards and even won a lot of them including IIFA, Fimfare awards etc.

Exactly after two years, in 2010 she sizzled in the Tamil screens for Raavanan with Vikram and Prithviraj in the lead. In 'Vin Meengal' and 'Kalvare' songs in Shreya Ghoshal's voice, Aishwarya's graceful steps were appreciated. 'Kalvare' infact was choreographed by none other than the graceful dancer Shobhana herself.

The Kollywood industry saw her last in the same year (2010), where she shared the screen space with the Super star in Enthiran. Ofcourse all Aishwarya's fans loved her in 'Kilimanjaaro' and 'Irumbile Or Irudhayam'. One must applaud her graceful movements be it both western or classical genre.

Thus ends a glance of the Indian beauty's contribution to the Tamil Cinema. Let us wait and watch who welcomes her back in the Tamil Film Industry.

The Dancing Queen - Madhuri Dixit

Known as the 'Dancing Diva' of the Bollywood industry, her gracious moves set many heart's pumping with energy. With her recently launched online dance academy, the wonder woman has added a new light to 'Bollywood Dance'. Well, of course we are talking about Madhuri Dixit.

"Ek do teen" marked her entry to Bollywood. This chartbuster from the movie 'Tezaab' released in the year 1988 was choreographed by Saroj Khan.  Another masterpiece choreographed by him was "Dola Re" from 'Devdas' which saw both Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai sharing a sizzling onscreen presence. "Maar Dala", her solo in the movie made many miss a blink. If one had to name a song which would skip their beat, it would of course be the sensuous "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga" and "Choli Ke Peeche Kya hai" from 'Beta' and 'Khalnayak' respectively. In fact these two songs still remain a hit and one cannot miss listening to this when at a Desi club.

"Chane ke Khet Mein" from the movie 'Anjaam' emerged as a dancer's favourite as Madhuri with her flawless dancing and apt expressions stole everyone's heart.  The versatile dancer was roped in for "Key sara sara" with the famous dancer - both Bollywood and Kollywood - Mr.Prabhudeva for the movie 'Pukar'. The movie with around 13 songs was 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and in fact all the songs sung Madhuri's praise for her expression and grace in her moves. "Didi tera dewar" was definitely a hit during the 90's, a favourite at many weddings too.

Her comeback in the movie "Aaja Nachle" and in fact the song titled in the same name gained her laurels. Her long break clearly did not stop her from not shaking those curves; as she made sure all the dance numbers in the song had something for every dancer to learn from. Her other hits ofcourse are endless.. Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" and "Dekha tujhe to" from 'Koyla' are of course amongst her best dancing hits.