ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

ABCD - Anybody Can Dance is more a bunch of people showcasing their dancing talent and ab control than anything else. The story is just a functional wrap-around the makers' passion for dancing but the dances themselves are like those seen in reality shows.



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32 reviewers have given ABCD - Any Body Can Dance an average rating of 3.5/5.0 (?)

16 yays
3 nays
13 so-so

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So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...It is the ever dependable Kay Kay Menon who comes up with a convincing portrayal of a cunning, avaricious, smug, snobbish owner of a dance company. He lends the right strut and swagger to his character, putting to shade everyone in the frame.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Sharing the experience of watching it in the theater, it was really great to see ABCD with a group of young dance students sitting in the row ahead, who were really enjoying each and every dance movement on the screen with their energetic shouts, whistles and comments.... full review

Thumbs up by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...The respite is; that in isolation; each piece works beautifully well.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The comparisons with F.A.L.T.U. would be foolhardy, since the two films belong to diverse genres, but Remo shows ample growth and confidence as a storyteller... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...Whether ot not you make it to Dance India Dance, this is a much better film to learn from, and aim higher... full review

Thumbs up by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ... 3D is a bad idea, especially for a dance film.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ... Prabhudeva as Vishnu is all intensity and consumed by dance.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha (IANS), DNA ...What sees ABCD through is its sincerity of purpose. Director D’Souza intends to do a "dance film" with a sturdy plot to hold up the choreography.... full review

Thumbs down by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...A bunch of deep and meaningful stuff tries to happen in the mean time... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...The climactic dance show down is done with a lot of native intelligence and showman ship and pays off big time... full review

So-So by Ravi Kandala, ...What happens then is a story that will blindside you completely and take your breath away - nah, not really. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...Whether you are 8 or 80, this film is for you. ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...His diction and accent is terrible, but when he dances one forgets everything and are just left gasping.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There's some genuinely original choreography up there, but it's lost in a plodding film with characters you couldn't care about.... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, ...Unlike the dance moves, the story is nothing new but Remo D’Souza’s powerful choreography is breathtaking and that makes us ignore the flaws (like the barely needed 3D effects)... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...The film is a hearty celebration of all the vibrancy of dance.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Superb camerawork and sound design assist the 3D frames, though Sachin-Jigar could have come up with more whacky tunes for the soundtrack... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Kay Kay plays the gelled-hair, arrogant dude to the hilt. His co-star Prabhu Deva has the most mobile pelvis, but is no actor. So isn't well-known choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who has been given a sizeable speaking part alongside Prabhu Deva.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Having Prabhu Deva as the lead in a dance film, one might get carried away with the thought that half the battle is won. However director Remo D'Souza neither overuses the dancer nor under-utilizes his potential. ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...ABCD turns out to be a film which scores in the uniqueness quotient.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Ganesh Acharya is marvelous in his adorable stint... full review

So-So by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Kay Kay Menon and Ganesh Acharya ham to their heart’s content while the ensemble cast is earnest but raw.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ... full of clichés…... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...Remo had proved his narration and direction talent earlier in his directorial debut, and thus he had again impressed here with its experimental theme and bringing an altogether new talent on the screen.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Directing non-actors, greenhorns and Prabhu Deva in a single film, while simultaneously handling all other aspects, is biting off more than he can chew.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The drama, interspersed with freestyle dance performances that draw moves from varied influences, plays out along predictable lines.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Watch it for the unadulterated passion for dance and the spellbinding dance act of Prabhu Deva! ... full review

Thumbs up by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff a must watch not only for dance lovers but also for those who like good cinema... full review

So-So by Sanyukta Iyer, Star Blockbuster ...Even though Remo tries to keep his film as hatke as possible, comparisons to Hollywood’s Step Up series is nomiss! ... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Prabhudeva’s performance leaves you tongue tied and no superlative can match to the brilliance of his dance act... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...This movie isn't about the A-to-Z of dance; but if there's rhythm in your body this one will move you... full review

So-So by Arya Yuyutsu, ZEENEWS.COM ...The acting is largely poor and is only bearable because there’s very little of it required. ... full review