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Movie review: Let’s Dance

Suhani wants to break into the tough world of music videos,without having to give ‘private’ auditions to sleazy choreographers.

Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi |
June 19, 2009 8:18:04 pm

Cast: Gayatri Patel,Ajay Choudhary,Aaquib Afzal,Sugandha Garg,Anjan Srivastav; Aabhas Yadav,Paras Arora,Nikunj Pandey

Director: Aarif Sahikh

‘Let’s Dance’ borrows from Hollywood films top-lining bright young things struggling to make it on the dance floor,with some Bollywood twists thrown in.

Suhani (Gayatri) has a twin-pronged agenda: she wants to keep her dance school going so that the bunch of neighbourhood slumkids have something to do other than peddle drugs.

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She also wants to break into the tough world of music videos,without having to give ‘private’ auditions to sleazy choreographers. She’s got support from her roommate who’s a TV anchor (the perky Sugandha,last seen as one of the gang in ‘Jaane Tu Yaa Janne Na’) and a likely lad (Ajay) who runs a roadside eatery,and keeps supplying her with watermelon juice when she’s feeling low.

The film tells a straightforward story,with a couple of nice touches: the youngest slumkid’s hero worship of his dance teacher is sweet. But it needed to be much smarter,with terrific dancing and super sequences,which is the only way to drive a non-starry vehicle. Except for a spirited climactic song-and-dance,both are strictly average. Not enough to get us jiving

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