Classic - Dance Of Love

Source: Sify

By: By Taran Adarsh (IndiaFM)

Critic's Rating: 17/5

Friday 18 March 2005

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B. Subhash has tackled musicals Disco Dancer, Dance Dance, revenge drama Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, adventure flick Tarzan, action fare Commando? practically every genre in the past.

Now, perhaps, joining the wave of 'skin show' flicks, he comes up with Classic- Dance Of Love. Nothing wrong with following a trend, but Classic- Dance Of Love comes at a time when the marquee has had more than its share of bare-dare films.

Even otherwise, Classic- Dance Of Love relies largely on skin show, while the meat [script] takes a complete backseat. Simply put, Classic- Dance Of Love doesn't really have the stamina for the sprint!

Dr. Ram Gopal Acharya Mithun Chakraborty preaches the staunch difference between paap and punya. One of his life's truisms is that man should never succumb to temptation and sex to ?sinners? - women who seduce men for money and ultimately destroy them.

Doli Meghna Naidu is a bar dancer. She meets Suraj Vikas Bhardwaj, a London-based tycoon?s son, who is in India for an assignment. Doli and Suraj fall in love and dream of a happy future.

But the relationship bothers Suraj?s father Navin Nischol, who requests his friend Acharya to somehow put an end to it. Acharya insults Doli and calls her a woman with no scruples.

Later, Doli joins Acharya?s ashram and exposes Acharya?s lustful intentions to his disciples.

The problem with Classic- Dance Of Love is that it rests on a thin plot. The first half looks at the love affair, with skin show in generous doses. Unfortunately, the romance is so half-hearted that it fails to strike a chord.

The vital sequence - Mithun confronting the lovers - although well executed, appears overdramatic. Another jarring aspect in the first half is the placement of songs, which appear after brief intervals.

The post-interval portions are better, with the story now focusing on Mithun and Meghna. But there's not much to look forward to barring a few interesting sequences.

B. Subhash's direction leaves a lot to be desired. Bappi Lahiri's music is functional. The title song, filmed on Mithun at the very start of the film is the best track. Aggressive promotion of the songs might've helped. Cinematography Manoj Gupta is okay. Dialogues [Malvika-Shweta] are wonderful at places.

Mithun Chakraborty does an okay job. Meghna Naidu needs to get her expressions right. Also, her dialogue delivery is faulty. Vikas Bharadwaj has to work on his acting skills. Navin Nischol and Himani Shivpuri are as usual.

On the whole, Classic- Dance Of Love holds scant appeal.

Rating:- *.

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