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Thumkeshwari to Besharam Rang: Top 5 Bollywood hook steps that got us dancing in 2022

Varun Dhawan stars in two of the dance numbers, from Jugjugg Jeeyo and Bhediya
Stills from popular Bollywood songs
Stills from popular Bollywood songs

Smera Marcia Toppo   |   Calcutta   |   Published 24.12.22, 10:30 AM

From thumkas that packed a punch to Garba steps that went viral, Bollywood had a lot to offer to dance enthusiasts this year. Here’s a look at the top five hook steps of 2022 that had us jiving. 

Dholida (Gangubai Kathiawadi)


With 128 million views and counting, Dholida was the first dance number of the year that had us waiting for Garba nights. Choreographed by Kruti Mahesh, the song from Gangubai Kathiawadi showed a mature Gangubai (Alia Bhatt) letting go of her inhibitions and taking part in Garba. A sequence of Dholida was shot entirely in one single cut with Alia performing a total of 30 turns non-stop. The 29-year-old actress recalled in an interview how she had gone into a trance while performing the dance. 

The Punjaabban Song (Jugjugg Jeeyo)

Raj Mehta’s Jugjugg Jeeyo had two dance numbers — Rangisari and The Punjaabban Song. While both the songs did well, it was the hook step of The Punjaabban Song — featuring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor — that had the internet recreating it. Even Mili actress Janhvi Kapoor was obsessed with this hook step and often attempted it in funny videos with her Bawaal co-star Varun Dhawan. 

Dance Ka Bhoot (Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva)

Choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, Dance Ka Bhoot had one of the most unique and fun hook steps of the year. The number was choreographed with over 1,200 dancers. Shot as Shiva’s introduction, Dance Ka Bhoot showed a fun-filled Ranbir Kapoor dancing on the last day of Dussehra. The actor also does the dhunuchi naach towards the end of the dance number.

Thumkeshwari (Bhediya)

Also choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, Thumkeshwari from the Amar Kaushik-directed Bhediya showed a sensational Kriti Sanon letting her thumkas do the talking. The hook step with Varun Dhawan holding on to Kriti’s choli as she attempts thumkas became viral and had fans across India making reels and doing the hook step. The song also had a fun cameo with Shraddha Kapoor reprising her role in Stree

Besharam Rang (Pathaan)

With 93 million views just eight days since its release, the first song of Pathaan got us grooving in no time. Besharam Rang, starring a ripped Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in a sizzling bikini, found itself in controversy soon after and yet made a mark with its unique hook step. Choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, Besharam Rang had actresses Hina Khan and Avneet Kaur attempting Deepika’s steps on social media.  

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