ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

As Anji is passionate about dance and everyone in my house enjoys dance, it was a given that we would go and watch ABCD.  It had my favorite Dharmesh & Salman along with India’s best dancer Prabhu Deva – how could we miss it?
 
Going into the movie, I had expectations of not enjoying the movie for anything else but the dances.  What surprised me though was Remo!  As horrible as his movie “Faaltu” was, this movie was just as nice.  By the time you came out of the movie, you felt GOOD!  But then again, who doesn’t root for the team that has EVERYTHING going against them?  It’s a movie that every body who has ever had a dream or been passionate about, can relate to. 
 
What Remo did well in this movie, was sticking to what he knows best – dance! 
 
The things I liked about the movie :
 
1. Prabhu Deva as a dancer, Prabhu Deva – period! (He’s not a great actor but what he can’t do with expressions, he still has a great way of conveying through his dance and his body language.)
2. The dancing!  The choreography! (Remo is a much better choreographer than I had given him credit for.)
3. The songs! (Especially Bezubaan – totally heart-wrenching!!)
4. Kay Kay Menon! (He’s a great actor anyways and he was equally good in this movie playing a manipulative villain.)
5. Dharmesh, Salman, Ganesh Acharya (What a treat to get to watch these powerhouses along with Prabhu Deva, all in one movie.)
6.  Surprise packet of the movie – Puneet!! (Not only can he dance, he can ACT!!! He emoted do beautifully in the movie that he left me spell bound with his performance.  Oh and for the girls, he’s definitely giving the eye-candy, Salman, a run for his money there too! 🙂 )
 
Things I did NOT like about the movie :
 
1.  Lauren Gottlieb is a talented, semi-good looking dancer.  I get that Remo wanted her as one of the leads in the movie but, what was the need to make her be a “desi” girl in the movie?  The movie already has some videshi talent, she could’ve been one of them.  
2.  The editing in the second half could have been tighter. 
3. Predictability – though you leave the theater having enjoyed the movie, you can predict what’s going to happen next with each scene. 
 
Scenes that stick out in my mind :
1. Vishnu vs. Jahangir showdown in the beginning – I’d love to give Kay Kay Menon a standing ovation for his performance. 
2. Chandu’s accident scene … the girl who plays Shania (not sure of her name) was fantastic!
3. Dharmesh and his father’s interaction following the song Bezubaan.  I’d like to give my Dharmesh sir a big hug and a huge round of applause! 
 
My favorite Tracks :
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But, MOST of all – I am currently OBSESSED with :
 
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All in all, if you enjoy dancing and have ever had a dream, go watch ABCD and come out feeling motivated and inspired!!
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