ABCD – Any Body Can Dance Movie Review: A ‘Dhamaal’ Dance Flick!
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-In Short: An underdog dance troupe takes on an established dance company with a plan to win a nation-wide dance competition.
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Verdict: Though the film is full of cliches that might remind you of movies like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and Chak De India, ABCD is in a class of its own purely because of the dance sequences…
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Story Plot: Jehangir Khan (Kay Kay Menon) runs the high-falutin Jehangir Dance Company, which is famous for winning every dance competition by hook or crook. When Jehangir brings in a 'firang' choreographer to train his students, his best friend and the dance guru Vishnu (Prabhu Deva) quits in disgust following a tiff with Jehangir.
Staying with old friend Gopi (Ganesh Acharya) in a Dongri slum, Vishnu decides to go back to his native place Chennai when he comes across two gangs of youths, headed by Rocky (Salman Yusuff Khan) and D (Dharmesh Yelande) in the locality, who seem at loggerheads with each other all the time, but are great when it comes to dancing. Deciding to create his own dance troupe, Vishnu takes the two groups under his wing and decides to take on Jehangir and win the 'Dance Dil Se' competition.
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Performance/Choreography: Kay Kay Menon as Jehangir is the only actor in the movie, who has not danced, but he more than makes up for it with his intense performance. As for the rest of the cast, don't waste your time trying to look at their performance-not that they have done a bad job, but their dance sequences are so breath-takingly beautiful that a viewer's entire focus would be on the way they burn up the dance floor. Salman, Dharmesh and the rest may be good, but it is Prabhu Deva, who shows who is the real master (watch out for that one sequence when an angry Prabhu takes off his coat, rolls up his sleeves (metaphorically speaking) and shows the young pups a thing or two about shaking a leg).
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Direction: Like mentioned earlier, the film is full of clichés…so you have two rivals vying for the attention of a girl, lack of unity within the team, which affects their performance initially, a traitor who betrays the band of brothers and the underdogs, who take on the established champions. However, all said and done, the movie is about dance and that will blow your mind!
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Music: The music ranges from funky to traditional to touching to rock fusion…guaranteed to win your heart.
Any Body Can Dance Movie Review-Final Word: If watching a great dance sequence warms your heart, ABCD is the movie to watch!
Release Date : 08 February 2013
Banner : UTV Motion Pictures
Director : Remo D’Souza
Genre : Dance