Movie : ABCD – Anybody Can Dance
Cast : Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon, Salmaan Khan, Lauren Gottlieb, Mayuresh Wadkar, Prince Gupta, Dharmesh Yelande, Vrushali Chavan…
Director : Remo D’Souza
Producer : Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance
If there is a will there is a way. If you have passion for something nothing can stop you to achieve it. Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD” is not just about the basics of dancing but about living your passion and living for passion.Vishnu (Prabhu Deva) is lowered down in profile he works at the dance academy of Jehangir (Kay Kay Menon) for questioning his unwise mode of training students for one of the biggest competition.
Vishu is a dance GURU and working at desk is not his cup of tea. So he quits Jehengir’s dance academy and just when he is about to leave Mumbai city for Chennai a group of inhabitant street dancers preparing themselves for Ganapati celebration hooks him to stay back in the city and make this group ready for a big competition. So how the team goes freak in dancing and step up to the big competition, that’s how the story deals further.
Choreographer turned Director Remo D’Souza has come up for the Nation’s first 3D Dance flick what is supposed to be B’wood answer to H’wood Step up series. He tries hard to give a neck to neck competition but despite its incomparable drama he offers you chills and thrills with some never seen before dancing moves. Or in other words we could say its ‘Step Up’ show with a desi tadka.
Remo provides to make a clear thought process in your mind. Through Raghu he teaches the importance of discpline and how one could stand out of the crowd. And as already told it’s not just about the dance it’s also about your passion.
Despite all this you have some bad moments to get disappointed with like wrapped script which is too predictable while the acts of none of the actors are convincing. Prabhu’s MUQABLA is reinvented but his bones doesn’t hit hard this time while is Hindi irritates you.
But above all it’s a sheer dancing which speaks more in volumes with the climax enthralls you. It was Remo’s commitment to Salman Yusuf Khan in the dancing reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ to include him in one of his venture and he stands to it.
Salman is usual in his dancing skills keeping aside his act. Ganesh Achcarya is undoubtedly the master in dance but he overacts a lot in the flick. Prabhu Deva suffers in his hindi dialect else he is a good trainer.
H’wood’s reality show ‘Anybody can dance’ winner Lauren Gottlieb is unsurprisingly full of talent. She acts well and is undeniably an amazing dancer.
KK Menon is indeed the most admirable actor in the flick. He shines is his villainous act.
Music by compser duo Sachin-Jigar is convincing in flick. Mostly songs are situational but won’t be remembered once you leave you seat expect ‘Bezubaan’ track.
The 3D effect is beautifully gelled making you feel to be one amongst those dancers.