Chance Pe Dance is the story of star-struck struggler who ultimately becomes a star after going through the agony of making it big.
Sameer Behl (Shahid Kapoor) arrives in Mumbai to become a film star. He does odd jobs to make both ends meet and tries to become a model in TV commercials. He refuses to be helped by his father (Parikshit Sahni). He is in love with Tina (Genelia D’Souza) who is a professional choreographer. Finally, he gets a chance to be a hero in a film but he is thrown out of his rented accommodation by the owner (Kurush Deboo). He starts living in his second hand four-wheeler. He starts getting increasingly dejected. Encouraged by Tina, he starts working as a dance teacher in a school. He helps the kids win a prestigious award in an inter-school dance competition. The director who first offered him a role now opts for a reality talent show to select the hero for his film. Again encouraged by Tina and the kids he becomes a topper in the show and realizes his dream of becoming a film star.
Shahid Kapoor with his eight pack Abs dances vigorously and acts with conviction but his role is not properly delineated. Genelia is ebullient and energetic. Parikshit Sahni and Kurush Deboo have nothing much to do. Vikas Bhalla as the companion is OK. The kids of course are natural angels. All others are just about adequate.
The story has good potential but the director makes the film look like a music video. The screenplay swings between moods of dejection and dance numbers. There is no cohesiveness in stringing the scenes. The utter predictability of the story is a set back. Dialogues by Kiran Kotrial are just ordinary. Music by Adnan Sami and Pritam are good but do not have the chart-busting ring to the tunes. Cinematography is neat.
You can take a chance with Chance Pe Dance but the film is neither a drama nor a complete entertainer. It is a mix of Channel V and MTV.
The Cast and Crew
Shahid Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Parikshit Sahni, Kurush Deboo, Vikas Bhalla and others.
Story and Screenplay: Ken Ghosh and Nupur Asthana
Dialoges: Kiran Kotrial, Manu Rishi
Choreography: Ahmed Khan and Marty Kudelka
Music: Adnan Sami and Pritam
Producer: Rony Screwalla
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures
Director: Ken Ghosh
2 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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