June 19, 2009 2:47:21 pm
Just last week,Vashu Bhagnani showcased his son Jackky Bhagnani’s acting skills in Kal Kissne Dekha. This week,another father – Arvind Patel – attempts to showcase his daughter Gayatri Patel’s dancing skills in Let’s Dance,directed by Aarif Sheikh. Come to think of it,such launch pads often act as a showreel for furthering the career in Bollywood. In that respect,Let’s Dance succeeds… to an extent.
But there’s a hitch! The film bears an uncanny resemblance to Ramgopal Varma’s immensely likable Rangeela and Yash Raj’s utterly forgettable Aaja Nachle. No issues if Let’s Dance seeks inspiration from elsewhere [coincidence?,but in an effort to showcase Gayatri’s dances,the remaining aspects take a backseat. The dances appeal,but the love story doesn’t. And the crime angle,injected in the plotline,is a big bore.
Let’s be specific. Gayatri’s dances are a treat [she dances exceptionally well,but her love interest cuts a sorry picture. The street children’s connection with a crook also seems unwarranted.
In a nutshell,Let’s Dance will be best remembered for Gayatri’s exuberant dances. That’s it!
Let’s Dance is about a girl who gives direction in life to a group of street kids. Young and peppy,she is a dancer who runs her own dance school and plays the catalyst in the story. She comes in contact with a bunch of street kids and hence,begins a journey she believes in.
Editor-turned-director Aarif Sheikh has shot the film well,but he could’ve done with a tighter script. Music is a plus point,but what stays with you is the choreography of all songs,especially ‘Taare Todh Ke La’.
Gayatri Patel is a fine actress and her dancing skills catch your attention. The two heroes don’t cut ice,but the kids do,mainly the eldest kid who talks and behaves like a real tapori.
On the whole,Let’s Dance is too ordinary,with its share of limitations.
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