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Review: ABCD-2…reality show on a larger canvas!

Indian films based on the dance form genre have always struck a chord with the audience. Who can forget “aata hai chandrama”from Navrang or Mithun da in a silver tight suit proclaiming, “I am a disco dancer” or the dance of Kamala Hassan in Saagara Sangamam or Sudha Chandrans one legged show in Nache Mayuri. Even the romance kings – the Chopras tried it in DTPH, Aaja Nachle and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi…or the maverick RGV with Antara Mali in the highly seductive and forgettable Naach!!!

All these movies rode high on EQ, star power and had a little bit of dance.

Remo has done it…and done it twice with élan!! Riding on the popularity of the dance shows which is being replicated in every regional channel, social media boost and lastly the very clichéd but effective India Wala route. What is more laudable is that this movie is dedicated to the hip-hop genre…. and boy it’s been done with a lot of heart and soul.

Shot with extravagance, choreographed with a wow factor- the movie has richness written all over it (a far cry over the first edition which was a bit tacky). For a change, this movie demanded songs, dances to be happening every few minutes and it doesn’t disappoint with the tempo maintained brilliantly with some add on drama.

While Varun and Shraddha excelled in the dances… The crowd rooted and cheered for our own Prabhu Deva, Dharmesh sir, Croc Roz, Puneet and Louren…they were just fantabulous.

Was just wondering if Remo has started scripting the third edition…imagine an ensemble of Kamal (could play the role of a coach or guru), Hrithik, Tiger, Ranveer shaking their booty along the likes of Kat, PC, Anushka… And have Govinda, Jeetu and Daada as judges. To increase the coverage, have special trademark jigs of NTRjr and Ilaya Thalapathy.

If Hollywood can do the Step Up series…India can certainly make Any Body Can Dance More….

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