March 19, 2011

Padmini - The Hindi Years (Tom Daniel)

Here's the latest DVD by Tom Daniel and it just may be his best yet! It features restored video and audio with subtitles on all the songs (many for the first time!). It's an excellent collection of Padmini's best Hindi dances and is available at Mediafire for free.


Aaja To Aaja.The unforgettable dance-off between Padmini and Vyjayanthimala from Raj Tilak.

Na Dir Dim from the India/Russia production of Pardesi and which is presented here in beautiful widescreen color!

And Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta from Kalpana in which Padmini and sister Ragini dance spectacularly for the god Mahadev.

Highest recommendation!

I don't think you'll find a more enjoyable DVD at any price. So, get it for free Here.

Get the complete song list and read all about the making of the DVD in the PDF file. Get it Here.

For more stuff about this DVD please visit Richard's "Dances on the Footpath." More posts about Padmini can be found on his blog.


  1. Hi, Mister Naidu. It is a fine comp, indeed, and thank you for the reference to the post about it on my blog. I wanted to mention, though, that as of this writing, you seem to have made an error, since I've been calling my blog Dances on the Footpath. It's fine with me if you want to call it by a different name, but I suspect you didn't intend to. :)

  2. Lol. Sorry, Richard. I will correct immediately. In my haste to get this post up...btw, do you know a good proofreader? :) Maybe I can start another blog called "Dancing in the Footsteps of Helen" :)

  3. I wanted to say thank you Tom for the very lovely Padmini DVD - for all the excellent work you've done in putting it together, and with much appreciation for allowing random others such as myself to have access to it. (Likewise for your other compilations - Laxmi Chhaya is a fave). Thanks to Mr Naidu too for your hosting the publicity and becoming a great resource for some fabulous and otherwise impossible to find elsewhere classic dance compilation DVDs. Not to mention your (and now my beloved) Helen DVDs which are oft played at my house. Thank you. Not to put too fine a point on it but... I love you both!!!

  4. Hi Jenni,

    I'm sure Tom appreciates the feedback and kind words as much as I do :) These DVDs are a labor of love and to read your expressions of gratitude makes it all worthwhile :) Thanks again, Jenni. On behalf of Tom and myself, I just want to add that we feel the love and send it right back at you :D

  5. Great stuff, thanks again to all involved!

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