Let’s get jiggy with it right away. And groove to beats of the alphabets of dance. Vishnu (Prabhudeva), a choreographer with an elite dance academy is unceremoniously ousted by the ambitious and artistically inept head honcho, Jehangir (Kay Kay).
The reason is simple. Their ideologies are out of sync – Vishnu believes in true talent, Jehangir trades talent for trophies and TRPs. The former says it’s about ‘performance’, the latter claims it’s about ‘packaging’. Vishnu is on the verge of giving up, until he spots a gang of footloose street-dancers performing at a Ganesh Utsav. He tangos with chaddi-buddy Gopi (Ganesh) to train them to compete in a dance reality show. They set the dance floor on fire, but not without their grooves, greed, lifts, let-downs, flip-ups and fragile egos. And of course, some ‘hip-hop’-hurrays too!
In the film, Prabhudeva says, “Dance apne aap mein ek nasha hai. Jab yeh nasha ho, aur koi nasha nahin ho sakta!” Bingo! And when he takes centerstage, your jaw drops and heart leaps. He acts a bit, emotes in parts, but dances in a rhapsodic high.
Ganesh Acharya lends support but is overbearing at times. Kay Kay moonwalks through his part; spewing arrogance and attitude in style. The film introduces a host of new faces (in a kickass chase sequence), of them Salman, Dharmesh, Punit and Lauren are show-stoppers.
With India’s first 3D Dance film, Remo puts his best foot forward. The film lacks dramatic-density, but the minute dance breaks in, all hell breaks loose. This isn’t a ‘step-up’ from anything you’ve seen before. The 3D impresses in parts with predictable routines, but he pitches the emotional tempo towards the end. The grand finale act is spectacular, better than all reality shows strung together.
This movie isn’t about the A-to-Z of dance; but if there’s rhythm in your body this one will move you. To the nearest floor.
A dance teacher takes on the challenge of mentoring a group of untrained dancers to set-up the best dance squad in the country.