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ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance  (2013 - Hindi)

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  • Must Watch for Every Body Who Loves Dance…

    ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 08 Feb 2013)

    Dancing has been such an integral part of our Hindi Cinema right from the talkie days. Maybe that’s why film makers have tried to make many films with dance as its main theme. One can remember few names like Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’, V.Shantaram’s ‘Janak Janak Payal Baje’, Jaya Prada’s ‘Sargam’, Yash Chopra’s ‘Dil To Pagal Hain’, Subhash Ghai’s ‘Taal’, Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Naach’ along with ‘Dance Dance’, ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Amrapali’, ‘Nache Mayuri’ or T.V Series like Hema Malini’s ‘Nupoor’ and many more. With changing times this genre shifted its base from big screen to small screen in form of reality dance shows. Most of them have been super successful and one started witnessing both celebrity & normal persons performing in dance shows. These dance shows also gave instant popularity to their judges most of which were choreographers. Among the top choreographers who established themselves as good judges were Saroj Khan, Farah Khan, Geeta Kapoor, Vaibhavi and many more including Remo. Remo made his own style and brand on these dance reality shows and got immense popularity and face recognition. Thus after giving a teenage hit ‘F.A.L.T.U’, he now comes back with his new film ‘ABCD - Anybody Can Dance’ with theme and backdrop of dance. Remo enters into his forte and takes one of India’s finest dancers ‘Prabhudeva’ along with plenty of new comers. So let’s find out whether this Non-starrer flick with dance as its main theme will make the powerful impact on big screen or might succumb to the ongoing T.V reality shows.

    ‘ABCD - Anybody Can Dance’ is story of Jahangir {Kay Kay Menon} who runs a dance academy and loves to win reality shows by hook or crook. One fine day he breaks his long association with his friend cum dance choreographer Vishnu {Prabhudeva}. Vishnu meets his old friend Gopi {Ganesh Acharya} along with local street dancers. He feels that he can train them and show the world his potential. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.

    Story is pretty typical and we have seen films on such story line many many times. One might also remember the Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Chak De India’ or Arshad Warsi’s ‘De Dhana Dhan’ and few more in terms of story line and screenplay moments. Despite of these major flaws this movie works big time on power of its theme – Dance. There are several interesting moments like the whole Kay Kay- Prabhudeva tiff over the new choreographer, Dhamesh & his gangs chase scene, Prabhudeva teaching the kids, ‘Chandu’s’ dance, Dance challenge in the pub followed by dance performance by Prabhudeva, Salman’s dance, Kay Kay convincing the judges to accept Prabhudeva’s group, Pre-Climax twist followed by Prabhudeva’s speech and the whole finale dance. Not to forget the end credits dance which alone is equivalent to the whole film.

    Story line is one of the major flip points of this film. All the dramatic scenes seemed forced along with super over acting by Ganesh Acharya. Scenes like ‘Ria’ joining Prabhudeva group, Parents opposing dance group, love track- especially in Dharmesh’s track followed by the whole ‘Chandu’ chapter which fails to connect to you on the emotional level. Till the time dances keeps going one does not even bother to find the writing part in this film. But as soon as dance sequence stops you are left with boring scenes and over the top performance followed by done to death scenes. Camera work is good and all the dance scenes have been shot very well. One cannot say the same for 3D effects as there were none in the film. Editing is fine and could have been bit better in second half.

    Songs are peppy and entertaining. ‘Ganpati Bapa’, ‘Chandu Ki Girlfriend’, ‘Sorry’, ‘Duhai’ etc are enjoyable. ‘Bezubaan’ is superb. ‘Psycho re’ is visual treat as you witness four of India’s best choreographers dancing together.

    Remo as a director has proved his connect to today’s youth with success of ‘F.A.L.T.U’. But this time with ‘ABCD’ he was entering in his own territory and thus the expectations are raised to top most level. He surpasses those expectations in terms of dance items in the film. The way he has placed the dances and dance sequences is entertaining. There are several moments where you will be totally glued to the silver screen and at times, even be short of words. If only he would had concentrated on the writing part along with some more acting workshop to the new comer dancers {who acted in the film} the whole movie’s effect would have doubled.

    It was great to see Prabhudeva back on silver screen after ages. His diction and accent is terrible, but when he dances one forgets everything and are just left gasping. Kay Kay Menon in his negative avatar is good..wished could see a bit more of him. Ganesh Acharya tries to make you laugh with his terrible acting. Dharmesh, Salman and many more dancers gives their best and does their dancing act perfectly. Have nothing to say over their acting performances. Manish Paul, Saroj Khan, Remo and few more give Sp.Appearance which is total welcome and in favor of the film.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hain total dum hain in terms of dance. This movie is a must watch for all those who love dance and dance based reality shows. The film lacks highly on writing basis and performances. Despite of these major flaws it entertains you and keeps you indulged in this dance based film. Now for all those who don’t like dance and are expecting some top class film, then this is not your cup of tea.

    Ratings : 3.25/5

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