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ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 8 February 2013 (India)
When a capable dancer is provoked by the evil design of his employer, naturally he will be out to prove his mettle.

Director:

Remo D'Souza (as Remo)

Writers:

Amit Aryan (dialogue), Remo D'Souza (story) (as Remo) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Prabhu Deva ... Vishnu
Ganesh Acharya ... Gopi
Kay Kay Menon ... Jahangir Khan
Lauren Gottlieb ... Riya
Dharmesh Yelande ... D
Salman Salman ... Rocky
Noorin Sha Noorin Sha ... Shaina
Jayant Gadekar Jayant Gadekar ... Funny Cop
Saroj Khan ... Guest Appearance
Remo D'Souza ... Guest Appearance (as Remo)
Mayuresh Wadkar Mayuresh Wadkar ... Guest Appearance
Prince R. Gupta Prince R. Gupta ... Guest Appearance
Vrushali Chavan Vrushali Chavan ... Guest Appearance
Rahul Shetty Rahul Shetty ... D's crew
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Prayas Choudhary Prayas Choudhary ... Ghungroo boys
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Storyline

For Vishnu (Prabhudheva), widely regarded as India's best dancer, dance is more than a passion - it's the reason he lives! So when he finds himself thrown out from the swish dance academy he himself set up, by his manipulative business partner, it feels like the oxygen has been sucked out from the air he breathes. Heart-broken, Vishnu decides to give up dance and leave Mumbai forever. However the night before his departure he witnesses a most amazing sight - a group of dancers preparing for the upcoming Ganpati Dance Battle - an annual festival that pits Mumbai's best dance groups against each other. Watching the raw talent of these amazing dancers helps Vishnu arrive at a decision - he will take this disparate group under his wing, help them overcome their personal rivalries and past demons and turn them into India's best dance squad! From India's biggest film studio, UTV Motion Pictures, and renowned choreographer & director, Remo D'souza comes India's first dance film in 3D - a ... Written by UTV Motion Pictures

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A.B.C.D See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,236, 10 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$95,236, 10 February 2013
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UTV Spotboy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color
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Trivia

India's first ever 3D dance film See more »

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Followed by Any Body Can Dance 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Vaa Suthi Suthi
Composed by Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar'
Performed by Karthikeyan,Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani
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ABCA: Any Body Can't Act... Yet It Scores!
8 February 2013 | by Tejas NairSee all my reviews

The acting is questionable and the story of this dance-centered enjoyable movie is ditto Hollywood flick "Step Up!"

For people who didn't get the first line, ABCD is a very good movie for dance lovers. Minus the aforementioned factors, it is a visual treat. And the 3D is very amateur, to be frank. But, who cares when we are really enjoying it. The 3D, actually spices up the dance moves and water splashes. Director Remo has justified at making a hardcore attempt on a dance film. The dance sequences are great and with oodles of style and motions, ABCD scores high! But, when it comes to the plot, acting, dialogues or even screenplay, ABCD fails, badly.

But, with a plot so predictable and feeble, ABCD is not serious cinema. Prabhu Deva is cool with his wacky moves but I couldn't find improvisation 'cause it gives you the old Television reality show look. More like a b-boy battleground this. Dancing has been little bit misinterpreted here. It has n number of plot holes and over that one gaping hole which could sink a ship. Clichéd, stylish, and subtle - that's what ABCD is. But, over all, I enjoyed it!

BOTTOM LINE: A must watch for dance lovers and a fine entertaining watch if you don't get serious with the plot or story or acting. For everyone else, there's Special 26.

OVERACTING ALERT: Ganesh Acharya & Dharmesh Yelande!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Language: No | Sex: No | Nudity: Very Mild | Violence: No | Alcohol, Smoking: No | Drugs: Mild


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