Whilst 2010 belonged to the Munni and Sheila, 2011 was an out an out Oo-la-la year with all the Chammak Chhallo‘s flocking around in beautifully knit red saris. Bollywood Freestyle to South Indian masala, belly dancing to mujras and hip hop to cabaret, 2012 was an amalgamation of sorts that saw a perfect blend of different dance forms giving birth to some innately orgasmic addictive numbers with hook steps, par excellence.

Chikni Chameli, Halkat Jawaani, Aga Bai, Ishq Shava and Fevicol se song stills
Chikni Chameli, Halkat Jawaani, Aga Bai, Ishq Shava and Fevicol se song stills

Songs come, songs go, but chartbusters are created! And raising a toast to all the terrific choreographers form the industry today, we have selected the Best Dance Numbers of the year for you to have a look on and pick your favourite. Thanks to the scintillating moves and the catchy beats of all these songs, 2012 remains to one of the finest ‘Item years’ of this decade.

Chikni Chameli

A spicy number belted out by Shreya Ghoshal set the temperatures soaring as Katrina Kaif sizzled on the big screen flaunting her well sculpted body and moving it with effortless ease. With some oh-so-delicious moves from Ganesh Acharya, our gorgeous B-town babe raised the oomph with her enigma and energy. When our sexy Sheila opted for the desi chest moves, the crowds could not help but get berserk! Setting a standard for all other film maker right at the onset, we had our own Chikni Chameli pahua chadhake aayi!


A song where Saif Ali Khan gets the liability to go completely mad, bindass and badass as the Bond meets Bourne agent, Prabhu Deva, the professional certainly took a back seat to give way to Prabhu Deva, the entertainer who made Saif’s mad cap maneuvers look real and the song was definitely more than worth watching!

Aunty Ji

The duo that gifted the fraternity with an excellent dance number last year in the form of Senorita spilling out Spanish moves to the core, took the outgoing and peppy party track from KJo’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and churned out a masterpiece of sorts. Kareena Kapoor looked her part and played the nimble footed actress daintily as ever. But making a non-dancer as pappu as Imran Khan gyrate to those beats was definitely a challenge and Bosco-Caesar nailed it to the core.


The upbeat and high on tempo fusion track was brilliantly rendered by choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant and her gang as they made Salman Khan do the unusual: by giving him steps and making him dance to her ishaara. With all the Salmanised elements and Katrina taking a step up, dressed elegantly and punching the flabbergasting belly dancing moves with the usual Bollywood dance forms, Mashallah rocked the nation right from its first view.

Anarkali Disco Chali

Stage was set as Munni followed Sheila’s steps and turned into new age Anarkali as she went ‘Disco Chali’ with Akshay Kumar and gang in the vivaciously spunky item number form Housefull 2. While Dhanno had set standards for the Housefull franchise team, Malaika Arora Khan’s exhilarating performance made the audience lose their hearts to her and how! A song that came as a tough challenge for the Munni pair Farah Khan and Malaika Arora Khan, was blistering and ignited a lot more than just fire!

Jhallah Wallah

No one could have imagined our bubbly and chirpy youngster Parineeti Chopra carrying off the chest pumping move with such affectionate candour as she did in Jhalla Walla from Ishaqzaade. Kuddos to the valiant efforts by Vaibahavi Merchant and her team again for creating something as infectious and wonderful as this racy number from the youth flick. Gauahar Khan was smoking hot, and the song was sweltering hot. When she landed up those flaming thumkas, we were left hungry for more.

Aa Re Pritam Pyaare

The raunchiest of the songs this year, Aa re Pritam Pyaare was much below the belt as it hit the right chord with its mesmerizing histrionics, courtesy a choreographing legend who is India’s answer to the universal pop icon Michael Jackson. Prabhu Deva’s film and Prabhu Deva’s crazy antics was once again the stunner in this beautifully rendered song which had everything from the natkhat ada to the nazakat and the excellent matkas. DID fame dancing star Shakti Mohan grabbed eyeballs with her thermogenic act; we only barely keep watching!


The only good thing in a film that touted to be a mad cap comic caper but ended up being a murderous and painful laughter riot of sorts, Farah Khan’s desi moves made Chitrangada Singh’s moves real and relatable. But the song did lack a bit on the oomph and Chitrangada couldn’t remotely ignite the spark within, even though she looked ravishing as the Marathi mulgi. Our pick of the season, only because of its gyrating Lavni steps and the notorious voice of Sunidhi spelling magic all over yet again!

Halkat Jawaani

One of the most anticipated and loved dances of the year, Halkat Jawaani was enormously addictive, infectious and deliciously orgasmic to the eyes as Kareena looked pink-hot in an amazing piece of creatively draped sari and Ganesh Acharya’s coruscating moves added to the song’s grandeur. Kareena’s charismatic appearance dashed up the entire glam quotient taking the barometric reading to an ultimate sky rocketing high! Exasperation knew no bounds as this sexy peppy number rocked discothèques and party places all over the nation. Night ki naughty kahaani, yeh Halkat Jawaani became such a catch phrase overnight!

Dreamum Wakeupum

A typical trademark South meets West number had the chastising moves with Bollywood’s one of the best dancer Rani Mukerji gyrating to the earthy and effervescent number that was high on tempo and caught our eyes. The Queen of million hearts made everyone skip a beat when it was turn to broil up the stage with her calescent fortitude. The intensity was at its peak and Vaibhavi’s creation was another feather on her hat. All in all, Dream-um Wake Up-um pepped up the item arena with a solid fusion of the Bollywood and Tollywood, causing pageantry all over!

Disco Deewane

One gets reminded of the beautiful Nadira number that created ripples around in the ‘80s but when KJo thought of revamping the entire song into a spiky, candylicious youth disco number, and Remo D’Souza offered the perfect solution. With an excellent and attractive signature step thrown in, and a mix of sounds and dance forms splattered here and there, Disco Deewane exerted a lot of admiration and the newbie actors put in their best effort with an added dash of glory and pizzazz. Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan put on their dancing shoes while we loved Alia Bhatt and her red pout!

Ishq Shava

Dancing maestro of today, Vaibhavi stepped into A.R.Rahman’s creation when her troupe was all set to choreograph the enticing, and bewitching Ishq Dance that arrives seconds before the sensational Ishq Shava number. The entire ambience of the song is electric and the chemistry between the two stars magnetic. Shah Rukh Khan charms as the good dancer in his late 40s but it is Katrina who steals the show with a thunderous wild act, walking away with all the applause and appreciation.


Touted as a tribute to Panchamda, Balma had German model Claudia Ciesla setting the stage on fire with some skimpy clothes and some enchanting moves. From the easy yet catchy signature movement to the captivating monkey movements, Balma had the patent style of Akshay Kumar; Balma had cinegoers raging about it the day it released. The Wow moment definitely has to be Asin suddenly slipping into the dancing star’s shoes and doing the breathtakingly sexy pelvic thrust.

Fevicol Se

After Zandu Balm storming the item arena with the scintillating Munni badnaam two years back, it was turn for Fevicol to take centre stage. A rustic, rural number, which seems popped right out of a masaledaar Bhojpuri pot boiler is brought to cross roads with glitterati as Kareena adds the shimmering stardust to the song with her palpable vitality and infuses life into the song with her crazy histrionics. Farah Khan spices up the song with some zesty moves, high on verve and fervor. Kareena pulls off the song really well and her uber-hot item number will rule the chartbuster list, without any Fevicol itself!

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