ABCD 2 Poster Courtesy IBTimes

ABCD 2 Poster Courtesy IBTimes

Remo D’souza received fame and recognition when he was a judge for the inaugural Dance India Dance show. From thereon he never looked back and soon he announced India’s first dance film- ABCD (a title coined by his co-judge Terence Lewis- Any Body Can Dance).

The first instalment was a success especially that he made a splash and got noticed. He introduced Prabhu Deva in an acting avatar, his best and DID’s best dance students and gave us Lauren Gottlieb. Sensational dancing and very much inspired from So You Think You Can Dance and Step Up but having a story close to home, are Indian parents ready to accept that their children can make a career out of dancing.

ABCD 2 goes to the next stage of professional dancing and what it means to be original, hardworking and having the utmost determination to succeed despite all the odds. The story is inspired by real life dance group Fictitious. Remo doesn’t waste time on love stories or other melodrama and tries hard to stay on the topic, Suresh and his group need to clear their name, get a second chance and prove to India they can do it.

The performances by Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and the rest of the dance stars is as expected. Prabhu Deva shows versatility but obviously he is a better dancer. The story could have been executed at a faster pace, but maybe in 3rd instalment there will be more improvements.

The soundtrack of the film is the winner and has to be because good songs give great dance. Music directors Sachin-Jigar also did the background score but it was a little dry and could have been done better. Their compositions however were all brilliant and bringing back the anthem of ABCD – Bezuban was awesome.

Choreography is the king of this film and hats off to Remo and his team. Watching this on 3D is even more interesting, thus Remo sets new standards.

Overall,  power packed for those who were looking for dance and a good time. With Disney as a production house however I hope the 3rd one has super stars from Hollywood too. We need a new dimension and world dance off for real next time.

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