Casts: Prabhu Deva, Punit Pathak, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Lauren Gottlieb, Dharmesh Yelande, Salman Yusuff Khan
Banner: Utv Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Remo D’souza
Producer: Sidharth Roy Kapoor
Writers: Remo D’souza
Music: Sachin – Jigar
Release Date: 19th June 2015
Story line: The film will explore the real life struggle of choreographers Vishnu and Suresh from Vasai (Mumbai suburb), who went on to win the World Hip-Hop dance championship.
The story traces the journey of an Indian dance troupe, a motley assortment of boys and girls who come from the backstreets of a Mumbai suburb; their rise to fame, sudden downfall and then their heroic attempt to seek vindication by regaining their lost glory and pride. Will they be able to achieve success at the biggest International platform? Will they make their beloved Vishnu Sir proud, who is himself struggling with his not so perfect past?
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Remo D’Souza (real name Ramesh Gopi, born 2 April 1972) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director. Although he is mainly involved in choreography, he has also contributed to other Indian film industries, mainly Bengali cinema. He judged the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and the director Karan Johar.
His first movie as a director, F.A.L.T.U, was a moderate success at the box office.
He made India’s first 3D dance movie, ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance, with contestants from series 1 and 2 of Dance India Dance (Dharmesh Yelande, Salman Khan, Bhavna and Prince) and Prabhu Deva and Lauren Gottlieb from So You Think You Can Dance.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Ahhh !!! Sequel/Part 2 is a tricky ground as one thing is for sure that only successful films lead to Sequel/Part 2 which practically means an added pressure on creative heads to live up to the expectations of audience as comparison with the prequel/ part 1 is inevitable. Sad part is that most of the time in case of sequel/Part 2 film makers not able to recreate the magic. Tanu weds manu returns has been an exception recently.
Good things about ABCD was the rawness which Remo brought on screen with a simple story weaved around dancing performed by real life passionate dancers like prabhu deva, Ganesh Acharya and others. Liked we witnessed in the past in case of sequels and part 2s , now the budget, scale and technicalities grown up in case of ABCD 2 as well which conventionally is not a healthy sign as gone against the sequels/part 2s in the past.
In today’s time even if most of the film makers are not smart enough to make a good film however they definitely became smarter to create an 1 minute trailer which can baffle the audience and brought them to theaters. Off late it was a same case with Roy and Bombay velvet.
I have seen the promo of ABCD 2 several time to read between the lines and to figure out the difference of point five star which means, will it be a 2.5 star .i.e. an average movie or 3 star movie .i.e. a good movie. My mind said 2.5 stars however my gut feel said 3 stars.
I am giving this movie 3 star out of 5 stars, five days before the release.