'Dole Dole' song is from a movie called Pokkiri. Music is by Mani Sharma. Pokkiri is soon to be made into Hindi. The Hindi version will be directed by Prabhu Deva with Salman in the lead. Pokkiri in Telugu, directed by Puri Jagannadh, was the original and first movie among the Pokkiri series. A bloody good movie at that ( I have the Telugu DVD lying at home). I was so impressed with the Telugu version. Pokkiri was remade in Thamizh with Prabhu Deva as director. Prabhu Deva made an incredibly stylistic movie with jazzy camera work. The Thamizh movie starred Vijay. But the overall flow, feel and impact of the Thamizh movie was considerably poorer than its Telugu counterpart. The Telugu movie was also stylishly made and technically good. Prabhu Deva might have assumed that it was the style + technique that made the Telugu version click, and unfortunately worked only on exceeding the Telugu movie in style, while falling way behind in substance. Both movies were huge hits but the Telugu one is a mega mega mega hit in the history of Telugu cinema. I frankly did not like the Tamizh movie.
One aspect where I dont agree that the Thamizh versions lags in - is the picturization of the excellent 'Dole Dole'. This is an excellent song, awesome in fact. This was picturized stylishly in Telugu and it had a very very handsome and stylish Mahesh Babu do a so-so dance with the absolutely gorgeous Illeana. The problem with the Telugu video was that it was too slow. Did not fit the rapid pace/tempo of the song. Prabhu Deva's subtle choreography techniques and editor Anthony's, now patented, frame transition technique makes the Thamizh version zippy and really cool. Vijay, though not even in the same ballpark as Mahesh Babu in terms of looks or style, is at least a much better dancer. Even though almost every step he does is a complete copy of an old MJ dance ( thanks to Prabhu Deva, Smooth Criminal stage version and MJs patented Ghost dance still lives), it is neatly done. There is little to choose between the beautiful Asin and the hot Illeana. It is strange to note that Telugu songs, nowdays, have hindi words embedded in them. I dont like it, but its becoming like a trend/norm now.
In any case, look how two different people, one a natural director and another a natural choreographer, interpret the same song. Makes you fall in love with movies.
The Telugu Version:
The Thamizh Version