ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - 2

wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?)

quick review:

Lots of great hip-hop moves. If you are looking for story, move on.

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Director: Remo D'Souza
Running time: 150 minutes
Genres: Drama
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ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - 2 - Preview

Looks like ABCD 2 takes the 2 in its title a little too seriously. The trailer looks like it is going to be more of the same. Except it is at a better location and has a relatively better known cast shaking its leg.

The moves seem similar, with Prabhu Deva doing his usual do. I really hope there are some graceful dances. Also, I wonder if the story is woven together into a musical rather than just one dance number after another in a competition. Looks highly unlikely. Even the villain is conspicuous by his absence, in terms of a plot.

Maybe this time around there will be people who can't dance moving a leg or two and creating wonders out of it. Though Prabhu Deva's “If one can feel music, then anybody can dance” doesn't sound too promising. The last hope then is in a finale that is as grand as the one in ABCD or some of the other “dance” films like F.A.L.T.U. or Aaja Nachle

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "3/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
glamsham - "4/5"
Milliblog - "Step Up on the original’s grand, showy music."
Music Aloud – "8.5/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

For just a bit there I thought ABCD 2 is going to turn out to be a musical. As Varun Dhawan's character, Suru wonderfully expresses his pain to his mother in a dance form. But nope. That excitement soon washed away as it becomes clear that movie is only and only about the dance competition. Haven't we had enough dance films with the same ol' underdog story? The worse bit is that the story has less and less meat with every film. With ABCD 2 though, at least there are quite a few hip hop dance sequences that look novel and catch your imagination and attention.

In that context, if all you are looking for is hip hop dance, then you will be more than satiated. In almost every dance sequence there is one move that makes your jaw drop and wonder if it was real or some camera trickery.

Beyond that though, the hip hop music itself seems repetitive. Also, while the dances that build up towards the climax have something or the other interesting about them, the climax itself is quite lame – both in terms of the dance sequence itself and the story.

In fact, the final formation of the last dance came together clumsily and wasn't to the beat at all, and quite intentionally so. While this bothered me, its play in the story - which is of little consequence anyway – was even worse. The writing is neglected so bad that when there is no dance on screen, the scenes drag.

And very little of that can be blamed on the actors. The performers are all in top form as far as the dancing goes. The hard work shows in their effortless dances. Fortunately or unfortunately, there isn't much of a demand from them in the acting department. With character sketches that look like they were written on the go, if at all. And a story that seems to be built because there was a sudden realisation that it didn't exist.

But hey, ABCD 2 is blatant about how little it cares for the writing. And it's very clear about its passion for hip hop. So, if you don't care about the story and are looking for groovy hip hop moves, ABCD 2 is just the right thing for you.

- meeta, a part of the audience

34 reviewers(?) - 9 yays 20 so-so 5 nays

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Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Strangely, we call the first one made as per a specific genre and target audience but forget the same rule when it comes to rate a similar attempt by our own filmmakers.... feeling the inferiority complex. So forgetting all the criticism, if you really love dancing and have a dancer’s soul waiting to be given a chance then do go for ABCD 2 in the theatres and just enjoy the show.... full review

Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, ABCD - ANY BODY CAN DANCE 2 makes for a good viewing and this film will surely find its way to its target audience - the youth, as the film has the right mix of content and visuals in it.... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Sushant Pujari, Dharmesh Yelande, Raghav Juyal, Punit Pathak and Lauren Gottlieb are the real dancers here, though Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are super earnest—hip hip requiring more coordination and energy than balletic grace. Similarly, the actors can get by with charm—no great acting muscle required. The film is enjoyable and hits its target audience of youngsters. That is more than what can he said about a lot of films that pass off as hits these days... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...3D films in Hindi cinema are a rarity. Movies focusing entirely on dance are just as niche. Put the two together and you have a solid proposition for a commercial entertainer. Great looking lead pair, dancing their socks off and the visuals are pretty neat too. ABCD 2 is a dance film that makes its viewer feel like dancing. Michael Jackson would approve!... full review

Thumbs up, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...The real highlight though is Suresh & Vernon's invigorating, breathtaking choreography which is unlike anything Bollywood has seen before. For that alone, ABCD 2 is worth a watch. That the group from Vasai-Nalasopara has a film on their accomplishment is a story in itself.... full review

Thumbs up, Indicine : ...ABCD 2 is a film for the dance afficianado and also for the general audience, if you can enjoy perfectly conceived and amazingly performed dance sequences. It is universal in its appeal and is a thoroughly entertaining sequel. Yes, it is bogged down by some shady dialogues, unnecessary backstories and average acting from the non-lead actors but it is a novel film which aims to promote dance in India. The 3D effects are a cool add-on to the whole package and kids will enjoy it more than their parents. This monsoon, drench yourself in some flavourful Indian popping and locking with ABCD 2.... full review

Thumbs up, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...ABCD 2 is a fun watch for all those who love dancing. If you have two left feet when it comes to dance then at least get thrilled watching this. Surely, India’s best attempt at a dance film.... full review

Thumbs up, by Shaheen Raaj, Star Blockbuster : ...Last Word: A full time pass movie. Go bask in the glory of dance. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Dhriti Sharma, ZEENEWS.COM : ...You may be in for a surprise if you thought that 'ABCD 2' would be totally as you predict. Roaring towards the end, the movie is absolutely realistic which is a great plus and you need to watch the film to know it all. Don't let your weekend be monotonous, grab a ticket – it's worth it.... full review

So-So, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...If only a teeny bit more attention had been paid to the writing of ABCD 2, this could have been a great film. Well, even with its blemishes, it is remarkably entertaining. Now waiting for ABCD 3.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...An eminently watchable dance movie that overstays its welcome.... full review

So-So, by Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life : ...ABCD 2 will work for those who just want to enjoy some cool dance numbers. Those expecting a solid story line might be disappointed.... full review

So-So, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...Yes, it can get better, but ABCD 2 is definitely one step in the right direction. ... full review

So-So, by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Predictable boring fare... full review

So-So, by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini : ...Unless you don't tire of watching dance for two hours, you might give this a miss!... full review

So-So, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ...ABCD 2 might work for you if you just want to enjoy some cool dance numbers. There is little in the film apart for that to entertain you. ... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Varun Dhawan has already proven that he can emote with the best of the new breed of actors and in this film, he proves he can work hard enough to convince us of his dance abilities. Shradha Kapoor, still whiny in performance, also proves that she is worthy of her dancing shoes. As far as the dance goes, most of the actors do well. It’s the acting that suffers. most of them sound awkward and ill-at-ease when in close-up. The cinematography has it’s high moments during the dance but when it comes to drawing out emotions it looks suspect.... full review

So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...Remo D'Souza has managed to incorporate some interesting choreography in the movie, and the dance sequences are worth watching. The cinematography, enhanced by some great locations and innovative steps, is pretty good.... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...If you ask me, the performances are not a patch on the earlier movie; they are patchy, not fluid. Moreover, you lose the grip on the movie within the first 30 minutes after you realize that there is no plot to take it further. It's just a push and shove scenario, hoping to get lucky.... full review

So-So, by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times : ...You should watch ABCD 2 irrespective of whether you are a dancer or not, because the performances more than compensate for the forced emotions, poorly-written dialogues and the badly-woven storyline.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...If only director Remo D’Souza had curbed his enthusiasm and trimmed this film by a good half hour, it wouldn’t feel like such a slog. Despite all the high-energy up on screen, you feel drained after 155 minutes of non-stop song and dance. I’m going with a generous two-and-a-half out of five for ABCD2. Sure anybody can dance, but it takes more work to keep an audience consistently engaged.... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Varun, a terrific dancer, puts his heart and soul into the role and it is to his credit that he looks perfectly capable of being the leader of a professional dedicated dance group. Shraddha is the pleasant surprise as she shows off her newly acquired skill in a solo performance.... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...In conclusion, watch the film only for the dance sequences...for a true underdog tale, revisit the prequel ABCD.... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ... Well, this movie has some fantastic dance sequences and that too, in 3D with the help of superb dance performances by its lead actors. The length, weak screenplay and lethargic direction make this film end up as an average product where the actors Naachna Toh Jante Hain, Lekin Script Poora Ka Poora Tedaa hain..'. Director Remo D'Souza ends up the film with a note - 'Life is all about the next step', we would love to follow that by excusing this film and wait for his next venture.... full review

So-So, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...The build-up, however, is both -- clumsy and grating -- what with nearly every dialogue uttered in the first fifteen minutes crying 'cheater.' Equally tedious is Dhawan's attempt to rope in a drunkard Prabhudeva as mentor.... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...As someone who wholeheartedly enjoyed ABCD, I have to say this has proven to be a disappointing and unworthy sequel. The film ends with a quote by Remo that says, 'Life is all about the next step'. We certainly hope Remo's next step has us dancing again!... full review

So-So, by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu : ...As for the emotional integrity, the film opens well when Remo creates a link between our classical tradition of dance and the contemporary variety through Suresh’s touching backstory but after that as long as the film remains on stage, it throbs with natural energy but the moments off it seem staged and predictable because Remo fails to think beyond the obvious links between the two.... full review

So-So, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...The patriotic fervour in the climax brings a lump to the throat. If only the film had been 15 minutes shorter, the 'Jai Ho' would've resonated more!... full review

So-So, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...I understand hip-hop might be slightly more technical then just flowing with Bollywood dance but that’s just technicality. If a film isn’t capable of engaging you then what’s the point? Watch it if dance is the only thing that makes you move.... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...For a while, I wondered why the drama was so severely undercooked. The kids are accused of copying dance moves, but we never get a satisfactory explanation. They enter a qualifying event in Bangalore, and we don’t get the nail-biting moment where the judges keep us hanging about the winners. The performance happens. The audience responds positively. Cut to next scene. But it’s a good thing the director, Remo D’Souza, keeps cutting away to scenes of dancing. Otherwise, we may have had to endure more laughable subplots like the one involving Prabhu Dheva. He seems to be auditioning for a part in a spin-off titled Any Body Cannot Emote.... full review

Thumbs down, by Divay Agarwal, Desi Martini : ...Dance-lovers will rejoice but cinema lovers won’t!... full review

Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...But that’s enough fun, let’s talk business. The sequel will be about a bunch of rookie dancers from Nalasopara, making it big. I know why I called these films ABCD - Any Body Can Direct.... full review

Thumbs down, by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint : ...D’Souza, who worked for years as one of Bollywood’s most successful choreographers, packs the screen with writhing, seizing, arching, flying bodies. It’s thrilling stuff, all those flashy moves, rendered even flashier in 3D by Vijay Arora’s roving camera, accompanied by Sachin-Jigar’s EDM-heavy score. It is also choreographed to a T, and after a while I found myself wishing for something more free-flowing, with less precision and more personality. “We dance to express, not to impress,” says Suresh at one point. Their act struck me as the exact opposite.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...That pretty much is the story of ABCD 2: it shows us a great deal, but tells us little. For dance freaks, there is much on offer. For lovers of cinema, ABCD 2 is a hazy blur of a movie.... full review

120 tweeters(?) - 110 yays 4 so-so 6 nays

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udayveer_uv: Abcd is story about passions,dream and struggle and it is based on real story so i give it 3 and half stars out of 5

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ronit_pradeep: Really #ABCD2 is owsm movie and kapil u r great yaar

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Me_Akshay_C: I also blew the last standing applause no words the movie Outstanding performance Hats of @Varun_dvn @ShraddhaKapoor @PDdancing Abcd2 team

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devpithva: ABCD 2 movie review: Passionate Varun Dhawan, stunning Shraddha dance their way to glory! http://twitter.com/devpithva/status/611884513619120128/photo/1

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auabhi143: Awesome movie ABCD2 great job @Varun_dvn @ShraddhaKapoor n @remodsouza

arghya_b: Watched ABCD2 Today....Breathtaking,sensational,excellent! An awesome must watch movie!! loved @LaurenGottlieb

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AnkitDutta7: ABCD 2 is entertaining Dharmesh bhai steals the show..

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aher_raj: Done with the movie #ABCD2 it was an amazing experience @ShraddhaKapoor proved us in acting, in singing & now in dance. Shraddha's for eva❤️

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aadypuradkar: Saw @ABCD2_Movie Awesome dance n story! too good work @remodsouza ! ?<3 @Varun_dvn @ShraddhaKapoor @CrockroaxzFan @PDdancing

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rjnishita: ABCD 2:Great dance performances , average acting skills, good for dance lovers, average for non dance lovers:-) P.s.:your opinion may differ

kotiveera: U can see #dance #performance in @ABCD2_Movie !!story isn't [email protected]_dvn @ShraddhaKapoor http://twitter.com/kotiveera/status/611884877693128704/photo/1

zammmu: #ABCD2 avoid this and save ur money, better watch youtube for hip hop dance.. nothing new

Utkarshdwivedi4: ABCDtoo is as bad as ABCD.

travelport123: #ABCD2 worst movie and worst actor varun dhawan.

Saanidh: So bakwss movie ABCD 2

rohitkhilnani: 5 Reasons why #VarunDhawan and #ShraddhaKapoor starrer #ABCD2 is a big bore! http://www.thequint.com/Entertainment/5-reasons-that-make-abcd-2-a-complete-bore#.VYQHg45uBEk.twitter

HunkSalmanKhan: What a waste !! Waste of man power !! Nice attempt !! But failed !! Could hv been better !! Only Varun's' Stardom can save the film #ABCD2

6 readers - 2 yays 4 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Pragya

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Atul : All about Dance!!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Sohneya : An excellent movie on dance.

So-So, by Anuj

So-So, by Fan

So-So, by JD : One time wachable

So-So, by kapil : First hour - Wow !! I am enjoying too much. After that - Shall we leave the movie and go home.

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Skimpily clad women in dances, but no suggestive/offensive steps
  • Concept: Underdog in a dance competition
  • General Look and Feel: Very hip..hop.

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ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - 2 - Cast, crew, links

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Fan

Poster is pretty nice and colourful - reflects certainly the tone of the film.

However the promos were nothing great - apart probably from top quality dancing.

I heard the songs, and most of them sound pretty average.

However, these Step Up pretenders are difficult to predict with the young generations. They tend to surprise. So fingers crossed. Just like TWM-Returns I would wait for the initial word of mouth to come out before opting to go and watch it.

pragya malaviya

For the lead actors I thought of givin it a watch. But then I remembered we have Shraddha Kapoor. Oo she is so talenyed when it comes to acting!! Sigh..
The cause and everything is fine. Varun Dhawan is Brilliant and Prabhu Sir is amazing. Buy come on u can't just have pretty face. At least a movie on dance should have had nive music too!!

Fan

If Mumbai rains would relent then this movie should see good footfalls. It has the right ingredients for the genX and genY; amazing dancing with the appropriate sprinkling of patriotism. Perfect combo for the target audience.

As for t; an okay watch. Could have waited for DVD. But then I would have liked it even less as the visuals are clearly meant for viewing on giant screens.

Top marks to dances. Everything else is incidental. Music, when experienced whilst watching the film, is appropriate and feet tapping. But yes it's not the kind that you would want to listen on your ipods. Story - seriously nobody goes to watch a dance (or sports) movie for the story. Everything else is just to support the dances. If you like dances, and more so the hip hop style, then the film is for you.

ehinome okojie

Good start by Any Body Can Dance 2 team, set for 100cr

ehinome okojie

Fan, Anup and Anuj what do you guys think of Bombay Velvet in the light of Kashyap doing mediagiri in 2010 when he said his dream cast were John Abraham, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan.

Anuj

@Ehinome : Anurag is a self indulgent film-maker whose got a handful of fans who're all equally self indulgent. He's no Mani Ratnam or Prakash Mehra who can make hard hitting dark films and yet make them in a mass appealing, commercially viable manner. Anurag's best works like Black Friday,Gulaal,Satya etc have come when he's been away from the spotlight and making relatively low hype unknown films on a shoestring cost with relatively unknown actors. He's better off without the hype and hoopla that surrounds "masala" film-makers like Karan Johar,Farah Khan & Rohit Shetty. As for Ranbir, the mediocre actor is born with a silver spoon (thanks to his sir-name) and hence has a movie with Imtiaz Ali followed by big daddy Rajkumar Hirani lined up. But i have to say, this is the first time i'm skeptical of a Hirani film considering the fact that its not gonna be a typical Raju Hirani comical satire. Its a biopic on Sanjay Dutt and has Ranbir playing the lead. Amusing choice I must say!

Anuj

ABCD 2 is not a bad film but unfortunately its not that good either. Its a decent one time watch only and only for its awesome dance sequences but unfortunately, this movie does not really have much repeat value. At the box office, this is a sureshot winner and a confirmed Hit, thanks to the entertainment it offers via its dance sequences.
Read my review on

http://thesimplemoviereviewer.blogspot.in/

JD

The movie is not as good as part 1. The dance lover are going to love this dance sequence but unfortunately it lacks drama and story.

Kapil

Please watch first hour of the movie and come out. If you continue watching it till the end, you are gonna come out disappointed. I don't remember feeling like this in any movie. Opening credits were awesome. And this awesomeness, with continuously diminishing degree, carries on for an hour. After that you get bored of the dance and music. And feel like it should end straight away. Also, the director seemed to be infatuated with 3D effects. There were so many times when he made sure to emphasize the 3D effect, when something sharp came towards the screen, by slowing down the scene. It felt kind of cheap after 3-4 times, because it was overused too much.
In short, movie length deserved only one hour. Audiences would have been much happier, if that was the case.

Fan

Kapil: dance lovers go to watch it for the brilliantly choreographed and top quality dance sequences. Story is immaterial. Don't we have people who go to watch dance performances in theatre? This has an audience, and given the quality (and quantity) of dances they would get their paisa-vasool.

Yes the 3-D stuff is overused, kind of a kid with a new toy who wants to show off that he has a new toy.

Anuj

TWMR : Mega Hit;
Piku : Semi Hit;
Gabbar : Average
DDD : Flop

Check out the latest on box office at

http://bollywoodboxofficedata.blogspot.in/2015/06/weekly-collections-of-latest-releases.html

I am a dance teacher at Saroj Khan Dance Academy (SKDA) and I likes both ABCD. Bollywood should produce more movies on dance.

You are right. ABCD 2 is all about music and dance and less about a story. I really like the hip hop dance sequences in ABCD but I think the first one is better, though the songs in the second movie is better. Sun Sathiya, Bezubaan Phir Se and If you hold my hand are my favorite songs from the movie.

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