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Chance Pe Dance

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Release Date

15 Jan 2010
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The film industry attracts thousands of hopefuls every single day. Most don't make it. But the struggle continues… Chance Pe Dance tries to present the story of a hopeful - his dreams, his aspirations, his struggle and his eventual triumph. Last year, Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance depicted the struggles of an aspirant most effectively. Chance Pe Dance tries hard to present the story of one such aspirant, but fails miserably. However, a few clarifications before we delve deeper. It's not derived from Step Up [2006] or Ram Gopal Varma's Naach [the similarity starts and ends with the male lead being a wannabe actor and the female lead being a choreographer], although a significant track of the movie bears an uncanny resemblance to Jack Black's School of Rock [2003].

What bogs the film down is that it's too predictable from start to end. However, predictability is not the sole hitch here. The story doesn't have the zing to keep you hooked to the screen for most parts and also, it unravels at such a lethargic pace that you break into a yawn at several points of the narrative.

The sole aspect that you carry home is Shahid Kapoor's earnest performance, who has consistently taken one step ahead with every film. This time, unfortunately, the shoddy script makes the actor's efforts null and void.

Final verdict? A chance lost! Come to think of it, most dance-based reality shows on television these days promise far more entertainment, excitement, drame-baazi and those euphoric moments than the one you see in Chance Pe Dance.

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