But there's a hitch! The film bears an uncanny resemblance to Ramgopal Varma's immensely likable Rangeela and Yash Raj's utterly forgettable Aaja Nachle. No issues if Let's Dance seeks inspiration from elsewhere [coincidence?], but in an effort to showcase Gayatri's dances, the remaining aspects take a backseat. The dances appeal, but the love story doesn't. And the crime angle, injected in the plotline, is a big bore.
Gayatri's dances are a treat [she dances exceptionally well], but her love interest cuts a sorry picture. The street children's connection with a crook also seems unwarranted. In a nutshell, Let's Dance will be best remembered for Gayatri's exuberant dances. That's it!
Let's Dance is about a girl who gives direction in life to a group of street kids. Young and peppy, she is a dancer who runs her own dance school and plays the catalyst in the story. She comes in contact with a bunch of street kids and hence, begins a journey she believes in.
Editor-turned-director Aarif Sheikh has shot the film well, but he could've done with a tighter script. Music is a plus point, but what stays with you is the choreography of all songs, especially 'Taare Todh Ke La'. Gayatri Patel is a fine actress and her dancing skills catch your attention. The two heroes don't cut ice, but the kids do, mainly the eldest kid who talks and behaves like a real tapori. On the whole, Let's Dance is too ordinary, with its share of limitations.
Just last week, Vashu Bhagnani showcased his son Jackky Bhagnani's acting skills in Kal Kissne Dekha. This week, another father - Arvind Patel - attempts to showcase his daughter Gayatri Patel's dancing skills in Let's Dance, directed by Aarif Sheikh. Come to think of it, such launch pads often act as a showreel for furthering the career in Bollywood. In that respect, Let's Dance succeeds... to an extent.