154 Min. | Musical | June 2015
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Staring: Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Lauren Gottlieb
Any Body Can Dance 2 Review: When a movie is based on an international dance competition, you do expect lot of foot tapping music, excellent choreography, popping, hip-hops and when the movie is in 3D, lot of things flinging out the screen. Yes! Any Body Can Dance 2 hit its mark and delivers all of the above. There are some shortcomings, but like a good choreographer that he is Remo D’Souza, made a good job of covering the flaws in the script and highlighting what needs to be highlighted. Any Body Can Dance 2, fails as a sequel as none of the characters in the movie are from the original nor is it a continuation of the former. We have brand new characters with few of the actors joining from the prequel playing new characters. The only thing which connects the prequel and the sequel together is just the name and nothing else. But, minus this blindside, you can actually notice the canvas is bigger, the dances are better choreographed and the music is a whole lot better.
Any Body Can Dance 2, chronicles the journey of losers Suresh (Varun Dhawan), Vinnie (Shradhha Kapoor) and their team who actually get disqualified from a national competition when one of the judges (Terrence Lewis) notices that the steps and formations have been copied from a Filipino dance group. Prabhudeva is perfectly cast as Vishnu, the selfish choreographer who puts his needs before the teams and back stabs them in their hour of need. His character is multiple shades, as an ex husband begging his ex (Tisca Sharma) to meet their son, or feeling embarrassed at a new found romance with Pooja (Pooja Batra) or when he appears as a father figure to his team and as a perfect villain when he breaks their trust. Shraddha Kapoor is an excellent actress and she manages to convey a lot through her facial expressions, that said, she is a star when it comes to dancing too, but when you judge two things, found her acting levels on an higher scale than her dancing skills in Any Body Can Dance 2.
Lauren Gottlieb, one actress who cannot act even to save her own life, but she manages to cover that aspect by her over the top dancing skills. Yeah, Varun Dhawan is there in the movie too, and the director does a good job of reminding us about it, as and when he stops concentrating on Prabhudeva and Shraddha Kapoor. Thought Any Body Can Dance 2 is based on his character’s true story, we do not see much of him in any of the twist scenes which contribute a lot to make the movie run forward. He is a brilliant dancer. It is good to see Pooja Batra return after a long hiatus as Pooja, an Indian Restaurateur in Vegas smitten by Vishnu. Tisca Chopra as Swathi-Vishnu’s Ex gives out another brilliant performance as the caring but selfish Ex. Music by Sachin-Jigar is not exactly something which you carry along with you till the parking lot, it fades away sooner then you know, but it does make quite an impact when you are watching it on screen. Recommend Any Body Can Dance 2 to everyone who loves dancing and would feel excited at seeing pretty good dance moves.