|The movie seems to be inspired by Step Out series 3, which was superb
in technical execution and 3 D action. Remo DíSouza (director of ABCD
anybody can dance ) has refused to copy the theme of flash mob dancing
in the Hollywood original movie. Rest of the theme too, is
tailor-made for the Indian audience.
The Bandra reclamation locale with its bridge as background is
superbly chosen. Apart from this aspect the movie moves in slow motion
and picks up pace in unfolding the plot. The title of the movie
reveals that anybody can dance provided he or she puts in their heart
and soul into the activity.
Remo is blessed with abundant talent from Dance India Dance
show on Sony TV. All the excellent dancers have been picked and
introduced into the film. Some of the notable dancers are Dharmesh,
Salman, Prince, Kishore, Paul, Mohini, etc.
The story revolves around Vishnu ( Prabhu Deva ) who is shown the
door by the famous Jehangir Khan (Kay Kay Menon) of JDC (Jehangir
Dance Academy). Vishnu is left with no option but to teach his mentor
a lesson, that dance is all about discipline and dedication not about
manipulation and packaging. How he goes about his task despite
numerous hurdles is theme of the ABCD.
Ganesh Acharya ( Gopi ) gives asylum to Vishnu to hunt for his
talent among the Bandra boys who are basically street dancers. How he
converts their raw talent into honed dance moves forms the crux.
Prabhu is good in his dancing skills but his dialouge delivery lacks
the punch of an established actor. The movie does not stress much on
romance or extra dramatisation unlike the Hollywood movie.
I was disappointed by 3D effect of the movie. The Step Out
technical finesse is far superior. This movie would definitely appeal
to all youngsters and college students. Go for it guys if you are a