A bit of a discussion on Twitter this morning about the plans to celebrate the birthday of Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi had me realizing, once again, that although I'm well aware of him (I mean, who cannot be?), I've never managed to getting around to seeing one of his films. I'm going to remedy that in time for the Megabirthday Festivities, but I also realized that, quite honestly, Chiru is a perfect palate cleanser for those moments when you just need a break, when you need cheering up, when you just need to have a smile on your face -- and after four days home sick, boy, did I ever need that today!
Temple from Cinema Chaat kindly made some film recommendations for me, but she also sent me this terrific link to a song from Jebu Donga, which seems to be a Mr. India remake (and which I would gladly see, subtitled or not):
How can you top tap-dancing Chiru? Maybe with this, which asks the important question: "Can any one beat chiranjeevi in dance at the age of 55?"
I especially loved the commenter who suggested that the only person who could top him would be Chiru himself, in his next film.
I also couldn't resist this, "Chiru's Cowboy Song":
And how can you leave Kodama Simham without watching this remake of "Cotton-Eyed Joe"? I know I couldn't:
And finally, I couldn't resist this number from State Rowdy. I love it all, but especially that little moment when they drink tea while dancing:
BTW, the title of the post is intended as tongue-in-cheek, because of course, since I mostly watch Malayalam films, "Megastar" for me usually means Mohanlal or Mammootty, the former who dances not well but with enthusiasm, the latter, well, who doesn't dance. So neither of them comes anywhere close to Megadancing Megastar Chiru in the dancing department. On the other hand, who does, really?