Dance Dance (film)

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Dance Dance
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Directed by Babbar Subhash
Produced byBabbar Subhash
Written byBabbar Subhash
Starring Mithun Chakraborty
Smita Patil
Dalip Tahil
Amrish Puri
Om Shivpuri
Shakti Kapoor
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Cinematography Radhu Karmakar
Distributed byB Subhash Movie Unit
Release date
  • 15 May 1987 (1987-05-15)(India)
Running time
153 min.

Dance Dance is a 1987 Indian Hindi-language dance film, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. The film is a musical and stars Mithun Chakraborty, Smita Patil, and Mandakini . It also stars Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, and Om Shivpuri in supporting roles. It is about a brother and sister who try to find success and become big singers.


Several scenes follow very closely those from the film Fast Forward , directed by Sidney Poitier.


Radha (Smita Patil) and Ramu (Mithun Chakraborty) are siblings. Their parents Shyam (Satish Kaul) and Sita (Sarala Yeolekar) are singers. Once, Shyam and Sita go to perform in Jalpaiguri to get some money, since they are in a poor status and they have to pay a monthly rent. While performing in Jalpaiguri wearing sexy and revealing clothes, Sita catches the eye of a rich and powerful man called A.M. Singh (Amrish Puri). He stops them mid-way home, kills Shyam and rapes Sita. Radha and Ramu get the news that their parents are dead. The house proprietor banishes them and they become homeless. Years later, Radha and Ramu have achieved success and are popular singers now. Ramu falls in love with Janita (Mandakini) and Radha marries Resham (Shakti Kapoor), who is their troupe member. They all sing and perform together. However, Resham becomes different and strange. He comes to abuse Radha. When Ramu comes to know that, he tries to prevent him, but Radha does not allow him to do it. Radha finds out that she is pregnant. She comes to inform her husband and finds him with another woman in their bed. She reacts angrily and Resham beats her in such a cruel way, that she passes away in the hospital. Ramu loses all interest in life, and even Janita, his new stage partner and lover, is not able to immediately pull him out of depression. In the name of Radha she succeeds. On the way to Jalpaiguri, where the next concert is to take place, Janita is attacked by Mr. Singh's minion, but she is saved by Sita. Having arrived in Jalpaiguri, Ramu recognizes his mother, who tells him what happened many years ago. Ramu organizes a big concert which will be dedicated to his sister. There, Singh appears and attempts to kill Ramu, but Resham, consumed by guilt, saves him and gets shot. Singh attempts to kidnap Janita, but Ramu saves her just in time and takes revenge on Singh for his father's life and his mother's honor. Singh is arrested by the police.



The music for Dance Dance is inspired by the Italo disco style of the eighties and its well known artists such as Modern Talking. The main melody of "Zooby Zooby" is inspired from the song "Brother Louie". [1] The singer Alisha Chinai makes here one of her first playback singing steps in "Zooby Zooby". Themes from Chariots of Fire and Star Wars feature as incidental music. [1] The song "Dil Mera Todo Na" is heavily derived by the English band UB40's "Don't Break My Heart". [2]

The lyrics of all songs were written by Anjaan, and music of all songs were composed by Bappi Lahiri. [3]

Years later, the song "Zindagi Meri Dance Dance" was used in the 2017 film Daddy and "Zooby Zooby" was recreated by Rochak Kohli and sung by Sukriti Kakar in the film Naam Shabana (2017).

1."Dance Dance" Alisha Chinai, Vijay Benedict 08:21
2."Halwa Wala Aa Gaya"Uttara Kelkar, Vijay Benedict, Sarika Kapoor09:01
3."Dance With Pa Pa"Vijay Benedict07:18
4."Dil Mera Todo Na"Alisha Chinai09:05
5."Zindagi Meri Dance Dance"Alisha Chinai, Vijay Benedict07:10
6."Yaar Mera Kho Gaya"Alisha Chinai07:44
7."Aap Ke Saamne Pehli Baar"Alisha Chinai02:34
8."Zooby Zooby"Alisha Chinai06:08
9."Romeo"Alisha Chinai, Vijay Benedict06:18
10."Super Dancer"Alisha Chinai, Bappi Lahiri 06:28


The film was a hit at the box office and fourteenth highest-grossing movie of 1987. [4] [5]

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