Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Junior NTR: Enter, baby tiger

I was recently introduced to Junior NTR by my source for what's cool in Tollywood via a movie called Yamadonga. And just so we can gauge the fun appeal of this movie, here is what Wikipedia has to say about it: "Audience are showing their overwhelming response for the scene where Hero enters like Tiger. Villagers get attracted by the dialogues of NTR as Yama."

Indeed!

Junior - who is the grandson of the legendary NTR, actor, producer, politician, Chief Minister - looks like a rather laid back fellow and dances with a delirious grin - kind of like a better looking but shorter Upen Patel doing upright Pilates on fast forward.

Fortunately for us, he is a hugely charming dancer and in the following songs that are worth watching, the choreographers blatantly abuse his danceability. Junior proves equal to the task, ripping through all of the moves and showing a penchant for wearing magnificent glittery shirts (can I have one, please?).

Nachore - Minitailed Junior cavorts with curvaceous item girl after liberating her from her jacket. Breast heaves abound. Junior dresses up like a pirate and peeks from under his eye patch.

Ola Olaala - Junior celebrates finding true love with several pretzel like moves. Also never seen before: upright peacock feathers morph into dancing girls.

Yamadonga - Indy Junior rocks Paataal. An agitated Yama watches as Junior steals yamababes from under the Inevitable One's nose. (How's that for a cool song treatment Bollywood?)

Gola Gola Rangola - in Asoka, poor Sameera Reddy has to try and keep up with twinkletoes, who seems to be having a great time.

18 comments:

Amrita said...

"Yamadonga"? So there for the name alone! Also, is that Rambha?

Aspi said...

It indeed is Rambha. And the other actress in the movie is Mamtha - who looks like a lot like Sonali Rathod.

meena said...

awesome Aspi, always fun to watch superb dancers taking over mass appeal songs.
BTW Jr NTR was about three times the size he is in this movie and still could dance like that! You should check out some of his older movies. I cant stand to sit through these movies entirely but will never miss the songs ;)

meena said...

Yeah Amritha, 'Yamadonga' this is a take off on the hugely popular old NTR movie of the same name.
The legendary NTR was so notorious for his bad dancing skills and Elvis-like outfits that some of these are spoofed in this movie.

Aspi said...

Well he seems to have nailed his granddad's smirk.

Joules said...

It is Rambha ans she is the worst South Indian actress to try to make it into bollywood - neither sexy nor good looking IMHO.

Aspi said...

Since she has a Bappi song that is clearly about her - all is forgiven.

Mind Rush said...

Who writes these subtitles? They are quite a literal translation and seem quite quaint and a bit "off."

Cinderella said...

i heard he is a trained classical dancer.but inspite of it he does his non classical dancing very well!thats impressive too!

Aspi said...

Cinderella, good to see you back.

I've heard the same and I think it allows him to do stuff others couldn't attempt in all seriousness.

Marcus Feital said...

REALLY AMAZING DANCER....DOES HE ACTED IN ANY HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

Sven Sorensen said...

WHAT A GREAT DANCER! HE IS DANCING WITH GOOD MOVES. INDIA'S ANSWER TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Gary Sony said...

" Nachore " song High quality video

http://www.indiastage.com/play.php?vid=147

venkatesh said...

good and well equipped dancer and actor

Serj Bagdazarian said...

Great and sexy dancer

I watches his dancing DVD everyday in Armenia where I comes from

abhimaan said...

watch out Chandrababu Naidu, this kid is sure to upstage you. Naidu seems to have developed cold feet after the huge response to NTR Junior's campaign. Babai Ballaya seems to be lost with 'abbai' Junior NTR rocking the political scene.

abhimaan said...

watch out Chandrababu Naidu, this kid is sure to upstage you. Naidu seems to have developed cold feet after the huge response to NTR Junior's campaign. Babai Ballaya seems to be lost with 'abbai' Junior NTR rocking the political scene.

Chandrababu said...

watch for my comeback, waa. I will rock NTR Junior.