Anupama Chopra's review: ABCD

By HT

Direction: Remo D'Souza
Actors: Prabhudeva, Ganesh Acharya
Rating: **1/2

A dance film should work like a shot of espresso. It should give you an adrenalin kick and leave you buzzing.

ABCD: Any Body Can Dance is India's first 3D dance film. Taking a cue from Hollywood's Step Up series, director-choreographer Remo D'Souza packs in a television dance competition, several elaborate dance sequences, a romantic rivalry and the requisite rich-poor divide.

ABCD also has ace choreographer Prabhudheva playing a dance teacher who reforms wayward slum youth through his magic moves.

The formula is in place, only the energy is missing.

The first half of ABCD is mystifyingly dull. Dance films inevitably have predictable plots but here the problem is compounded by uniformly weak performances.

Remo has selected dancers rather than act