Apalam Chapalam – Old melodies
This is one of the best choreographies in Hindi movies. I think one of the purest versions of Bharatanatyam that bollywood movies have ever had.
Some say these dancers were called “Vellakanni sisters”. I donot know who choreographed this. I would be happy if anybody could let us know. It is from the movie “Azad”.
These dancer have done excellent Mandi adavus which involves steps in full sitting postures. This Adauv involves jumping and sitting down in poorna mandi and then standing up and completing the step. Mandi adavu is one of the difficult adavus in bharatanatyam. It not easy to do them in the first and the second speed. But the third speed is a Hats off to who ever does it with ease. And these dancer have done a wonderful job.
This song would be a great choice for competitions and dance programs as it gives the dancer an opportunity to exhibit both Nritta (pure dance) as well as Abhinaya (expressions).