Friday Movie: ABCD-Any Body Can Dance


Director: Remo D’Souza
Cast: Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon, Terence Lewis, Lauren Gottlieb
Genre: Dance
Rating: 3

Touted to be India’s first high-octane dance musical in 3D, UTV Motion Pictures’ ‘ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance’ is directed by ace choreographer and now director Remo D’Souza who has some of the finest dancers performing some dazzling dance sequences in the movie.

India’s best choreographers and dancers of the last few decades – Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, play key characters in the film. ABCD also stars hit reality dancing show Dance India Dance winners like Salman Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali all essaying central characters. Lauren Gottlieb, the global winner of the popular television talent shop ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, has been cast as the lead heroine.

In Any Body Can Dance, Kay Kay Menon (Jehangir) is an image conscious entrepreneur who owns a la-di-da dance class every rich slicker would want to enroll in. He steps into the shoes of a wannabe attention-seeker amazingly, and keeps himself and his classes in the media eye with great dexterity. From sporting spikes to wearing light-blue lens, he teams disastrous style statements with a goatee – in spite of all this, Menon hands down is the most fabulous performer in the whole film. The way he says ‘we dance to impress’ to his students, in a very sinister way, makes us loathe him. KK…take a bow!

Prabhudeva (Vishnu), who works for Menon, is highly disappointed with his dishonest ways to keep his students motivated. So despite delivering a shoddy performance at one of the most happening and biggest dance competitions, when the team wins, Prabhudeva – who’s the teacher, wonders how they of all the people attained victory. He doubts and questions Menon’s unethical strategy, but unfortunately that lands him on the lowest rung of the ladder- from a choreographer to an accounts department manager.

But Prabhu’s friend Ganesh Acharya (who overacts a lot) comes to rescue. Epiphany moment arrives when he comes across a group of chawl inhabitants. Eureka moment – Prabhudeva mutters in his mind, whispers under his breath – what if he trains these hooligans – these ill-mannered jhopadpatti guys whose nerves are made of steel and moves are almost tectonic. So preparations begin to gear them up for one of the biggest dance competition- the rich brats VS the unfortunate guys, high street dudes VS low street thugs…

That’s how it all begins; Prabhu literally becomes the Prabhu for his students. He teaches them discipline, the importance of standing out in the crowd by doing something hatke, and everything good apart from Hindi – and thank God for that…!

Remo D’Souza’s first film F.A.L.T.U was very different from his new film ABCD-Anybody Can Dance. But full marks to the Choreographer-turned-Director who makes a film on Dance and convinces you to the core. There were films earlier on Dance in Bollywood, But this one stands out to be one of the best effort so far. Music by Sachin-Jigar is another plus point of the film which helps the film grow on you more. Cinematography and Editing is very good.

ABCD-Anybody Can Dance is Convincing and Worth-Watching. The film is Decent and does not give you a bore time. The Knock-Out screenplay and amazing dance sequences will be taken home by every viewer!!!

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This article is written by Vivid Time Staff member.