Chance Pe Dance - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

Flat story line.
Flat narration.
Flat dialogue.
No chance of being entertained or enlightened.

Reviews

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41 reviewers have given Chance Pe Dance an average rating of 0.7/5.0 (?)

2 yays
32 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The angle of kids is summed up without any expected ‘hungama’. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ... Keeping throughout the pretense of a triumph-of-the-spirit tale, ‘Chance Pe Dance’ slips into overtly sentimental drama more often than not... full review

Thumbs down by Manish Gajjar, BBC ...Genelia charmingly plays her role as Tina giving Sameer a shoulder to cry on in his hour of need. ... full review

So-So bigoye.com ...We are still confused whether acting or dancing was Shahid’s passion in the film, however, Shahid scores big in both departments... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Fans of Shahid, therefore, should (and will) waste no time in heading to the nearest movie screen.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Shahid is the only “Chance” for the movie to impress its viewers and I sincerely doubt he alone would be able to save it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Mirchandani, Bolly Spice ...You are not at all interested in what transpires in Sameer's life simply because you are not at all interested in his life.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Director Ken Ghosh has filmed a few individualistic scenes well,... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...same old item served on the same old dish.... full review

Thumbs down by Abhijit Mhamunkar, Buzz18 ...Genelia in a half-baked character manages to charm and her chemistry with Shahid is good. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...More than an actor, Shahid Kapoor is an 'item boy' in the film, building up towards an eight-pack revealing climax.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...So even if your heart is supposed to go out to penniless Sam – living out of his car now – he looks like he’s been splurging on protein shakes and working out at a high-end gym, although there are no scenes to establish that.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ... Genelia joins the club. She's not really furniture in the movie, but isn't really the plumbing system either. She does light up scenes, though.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Mercifully, CHANCE PE DANCE has it fundamentals in place and does not make an ass of its script. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Songs don’t take the motionless picture forward. This is not a musical. The filmmaker here is merely a director of music videos, and there is one after half a dozen others: “Back straight. Attitude. Feel the music.” Sure.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film's writers -- if you can call them that, considering there is no script to speak of -- fail to invest even a hint of vulnerability in Sameer.... full review

Thumbs up by Susan Jose, India-Forums ...Music is foot-tapping. Especially in the rap number that goes Just Do It. The joint effort of Pritam Chakraborty, Adnan Sami, Sandeep Shirodkar and Ken Ghosh is just good enough. Does not leave you asking for more.... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...The good news is that both Shahid and Genelia are just enough to best the bum script, they are likeable and their dance talent is undeniable... full review

Thumbs down indiainfo.com ...After getting, what looks like a winner idea, Ken Ghosh seems to have taken it too easy on creating a good enough script.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The film starts on a promising note with smoothly synchronized opening credits but by its sixth scene you sense where it’s heading... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...4 music composers combined (Adnan Sami, Pritam, Sandeep Shirodkar and the director Ken Ghosh himself) don’t get one song right.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...great thing if you are making a remake of Step Up! or a High School Musical, but making a dance film that loses focus and steam early on, isn't going to help anyone.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...he film doesn't have a 'Dhan Tana' or a 'Nagara' type of number, so there is little help for Ghosh from that quarter. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...But these scenes of struggle don’t touch you because Shahid is in star mode from the first frame... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Soon he loses out on the promised role too as the director launches a nationwide hunt. Sam takes part in the competition... no prizes for guessing the rest of the story... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ... Chance Pe Dance is basically a Shahid Kapur audition tape- mellow Shahid, over-the-top Shahid, dancing Shahid, romancing Shahid... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Right from the credit titles, where we see our struggler-hero prepare for another day of selling himself to an unthinking entertainment industry... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Then you have an obnoxious kid picking his nose and doing things with the gunk. What’s so funny about it?... full review

Thumbs down by crazyrals, Passion for Cinema ...what did Sameer want to become? Neither the director was clear on it, nor the screenwriters. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...a below average predictable affair that beats around the bush for so long you just don’t get it.... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...On the positive side, Shahid Kapoor rocks and carries the movie completely single handed... full review

Thumbs down real bollywoood ...The film offers simply nothing in terms of a plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...None of these departures from the conventional work at all, however, and we're served up a film that mostly refuses to amuse or to compel. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The school kids’ parallel track is an unnecessary diversion... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Acting-wise, the movie is a great success inasmuch as Shahid Kapur has excelled in his dancing talent, and so has Genelia who looks quite pretty and does her part too well. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vipasha Pillai, StarBoxOffice ...here’s something we didn’t like about the film and that is the film’s music arranged by singer Adnan Sami.... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Shahid Kapur fails in his effort to make the audiences laugh... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...it offers you nothing new in terms of the script which ends up as the weakest link in this entire show. ... full review

Thumbs down by flyingrodent, Upper Stall ...what could have been an actor's pursuit of happiness ends up being another failed attempt. ... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ... In fact, the only saving grace of ‘Chance Pe Dance’ are its meticulous dance sequences where Shahid leaves you enthralled by his moves (just don’t miss the six pack either!).... full review