Abhinav (Abhishek Bachchan) and Reva (Antara Mali) are two, middle-class citizens in the big city of Mumbai. Both are trying to get a breakthrough in their individual profession. Abhinav ... See full summary »

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Abhinav (Abhishek Bachchan) and Reva (Antara Mali) are two, middle-class citizens in the big city of Mumbai. Both are trying to get a breakthrough in their individual profession. Abhinav wants to be an actor and Reva wants to be a choreographer. Both meet, fall in love and spend some intimate moments together. Abhinav tries to help Reva out, things get better when he gets his first film offer. However, Reva refuses his help and wants to make it on her own. Abhinav has become a huge star. She eventually gets her first offer to choreograph but the director wanted to approach Abhinav through her. Eventually both of them drift apart and break up. Reva finally gets a genuine offer to choreography by Diwakar (Ritesh Deshmukh), who really likes her style and work. Reva by now has become a huge star, and soon she is given the offer to work with Abhinav. The rest of the film focuses on whether Abhinav and Reva can put their differences aside and if they get back together. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma's assistant Kiran Reddy.After shooting a portion, Ram Gopal Varma was not happy with Kiran' s work. That is when he decided to take over the film and take credit for the film. See more »

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Performed by Adnan Sami and Sonu Kakkar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Naach my cup of tea
20 November 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

In most parts a lethally dull venture, Naach is about this dancer/choreographer (Antara Mali) who regards herself as some kind of auteur, beyond the petty commercial compromises that people around her, including her actor beau (Abhishek Bachchan) build their careers on. Nice idea, only it turns out that she has the most howlariously bad concepts about costumes and dance movements, stuff rotten enough to make even the forces behind those ultra-cheap South Indian potboilers squirm in severe embarrassment.

The story follows a yawn-inducing predictable pattern...dancer and beau meet and have an affair (yes, sex included)...beau gets success, but she spurns his attempts to help her...beau throws attitude and they walk out on each other...dancer meets a most unlikely director who wants her 'to do what she wants'...incongruous effort bags even more incongruous popularity...beau's attempts to reach out are rebuffed until a climax where he bursts out about how he can't live without her...D-uh end.

Actually I didn't really expect this film to be much good. So why did I watch it? Because I have an Antara Mali fetish. She's an actress with IMO sufficient talent to reach grand heights provided she has the opportunity. Alas, her role in the film looks far better on paper than in actual execution, ironic for a film that's supposed to be about an uncompromising character. To give her credit she puts in a game effort, shining well in the few scenes that actually ask of her as an actress. I just wish the movie had been more worthy of her. Abhishek Bachchan also throws in a few good punches, the last scene salvaged somewhat by a simmering turn which pleasantly reminds you of his father.

Only recommended if you can sit through humongous piles of dogcrap for the return of a few grains of good moments courtesy the lead actors.


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