It takes much more than dance, to make a dance film. To begin with, Varun amply displays his dancing skills in the first half and so does Shraddha Kapoor. But once Vishnu i.e. Prabhu Deva, Dharmesh Sir, Lauren Gottlieb & Co. arrive, the ‘lead pair’ steps aside. Perhaps it was director Remo D’souza’s decision to play safe and focus on gravity-defying dance sequences amped up with 3D.
The second half takes the redundant love-triangle-wala-angle, which means one yawn-inducing song sequence and few emotional moments, which are thankfully edited with merciless glee by Manan Sagar. Music by Sachin Jigar is worth a mention, especially ‘Sun Saathiya’, ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Bezubaan’.
Cinematographer Vijay Arora shoots the film with style and gives you some incredible 3D moments to feast your eyes upon. In one of the scenes, I could see few kids extending their hands to burst the bubbles emerging from the screen. Wait, were they grown up ones?
On the downside, the film suffers majorly in writing, replete with silly dialogues and exaggerated ‘cheater’ scenes. But one wasn’t expecting an Akhtar brand of writing in this film anyway.
The very instance where Prabhu Deva dances to Happy Hour, you know your ‘paisa-wasool’ moment has just arrived. One can’t resist the temptation of asking the projector guy for a ‘once more’ like they used to do in single screen theatres, last witnessed while watching Dil Se.
To sum it up, ABCD-2 delivers what it promises – to showcase some never-seen-before dance moves in 3D.