Saurabh Shukla has returned to direction two years after the release of his film Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? His latest directorial venture Pappu Can't Dance Saala has created lot of curiosity among the movie goers and the film suffers from weak and illogical script. Neha Dhupia's flawless performance is the only solace in the flawed plot.
Pappu Can't Dance Saala is a romantic comedy. Other than Neha Dhupia's rocking performance, there is no other major aspect to boast about. The film has weak and predictable story. The movie has several illogical and dragged sequences like a Kolhapuri girl hitting stardom overnight and the hero and heroine, who are not government officials, getting flats in Sales Tax colony.
The story revolves around Vidyadhar Acharya (Vinay Pathak), who has just shifted from Benares, is a Medical Representative at a company in Mumbai. The old fashioned man is struggling to cope up with fast-paced life in the city. Mehak Malavde (Neha Dhupia), who is a dynamic chorus dancer, is a neighbour of Vidya in Sales Tax colony. The two hate each other a lot. Mehak occupies Vidya's flat when Tax Officials raids her flat. What happens when Vidya is forced to stay with her in his house will form the climax of the film.
First of all, Vinay Pathak is not a perfect match for the role 30-year-old MR Vidya. The actor, who is known for his superb comic timing in Beja Fry, Utt Pataang and Chalo Dilli, has failed to tickle the funny bones of the audiences. As Mahek, Neha Dhupia has delivered wonderful performance. She seems to have polished her acting skills a lot. The chemistry between Neha and Vinay is also pleasing in some sequences. The director seems to have wasted talented actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Rajat Kapoor and Sanjay Mishra.
The movie lacks sound technical elements. Malhar has composed seven track, which are simple and forgettable. Fuwad Khan's camera work is good in parts. Dialogues, costumes and locations are decent. Overall, the movie Pappu Can't Dance Saala can be watched for Neha's performance.
Producer: Ravindra Singh, Sameer Nair
Director: Saurabh Shukla
Cast: Vinay Pathak, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Mishra, Saurabh Shukla
Music Director: Malhar