Chance Pe Dance is Trash, Say Critics

The Shahid Kapoor-Genelia D’Souza film Chance Pe Dance is drawing heavy scorn from movie critics.

Folks, here’s how some prominent critics have slammed Chance Pe Dance:

* DNA:

Chance Pe Dance leaves you unmoved….

The comedy seems forced, the emotions unreal (and the kinds seen in a number of other such films) and the script trite.

….Chance Pe Dance is the kind of film where you know the end and canโ€™t wait to get there, even if it takes its own sweet time to do so.

* IndiaTimes:

Ken Ghoshโ€™s dance-drama takes no chance in experimenting with storytelling style and ends up being an extended version of the music videos that he used to direct before making feature films.

….So in times when dance talent-hunt shows on television promise more drama and entertainment, you find no good reason why to give this dance a chance.

* IndiaFM:

CHANCE PE DANCE tries hard to present the story of one such aspirant, but fails miserably….

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.


Chance Pe Dance tries to combine a dance movie with a Bollywood-cinderella story and comes up empty-handed.

….This is a dance film without one memorable dance track.

But the biggest let-down is the script. It meanders and stumbles along bewilderingly.

7 Responses to "Chance Pe Dance is Trash, Say Critics"

  1. deepa   January 15, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Crikey!!! I have just sent a text to my friends asking them if they were any catch it….i’m shallow…i just wanna catch Shahid shirtless….drool….. Responds:

    Eight-pack Shahid rocks, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Our six-pack Surya is so passe. ๐Ÿ™

  2. shadowfax_arbit   January 15, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Even Aayirathil Oruvan has got mixed reviews – mostly bad, as expected. Apparently Reema has given her career best, you might want to watch. Waiting on your review, so that I can decide ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    You write: Apparently Reema has given her career best,

    Does anybody in the world give a flying f*ck for Reema Sen or Reemma Sen or wateva spelling she embraces since last night.

  3. rakeshbaba   January 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

    why is shahid accepting these kind of roles after that spectacular double role in kaminey? Responds:

    Money is honey, my little sonny!
    And a rich man’s joke is always funny.
    – T.E.Brown

  4. guruprasad.s   January 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    The movies to look forward early this year are Rann and Rajneeti.
    While Ram Gopal varma hasn’t scaled the peaks of Satya, Prakash Jha has been
    consistent with his works (Mriytudand, Gangajal and Apaharan). I expect Rajneeti to be his best work.

    In response to rakeshbaba: Shahid is yet to get a foothold in B’wood, and even post Kaminey, he doesnt seem to be in a position to pick and choose. Well, very few people are in that position in B’wood, honestly speaking.
    Secondly and more importantly, Ken Ghosh was the one who gave Shahid a break in Ishq Vishq (2003), so our guy couldnt refuse the mentor.
    Ishq Vishq (2003) was an entertainer and did well.

    The most important reason for Shahid doing the movie has already been published, sonny !! Responds:

    1. You write: The movies to look forward early this year are Rann and Rajneeti.

    Tired of our Ram Gopal Varmas and Ravan Boopal Sharmas. ๐Ÿ™

    We’re going to watch only the foreign classics.

    Hey wait, we’re looking forward to the Naseeruddin Shah-Arshad Warsi-Vidya Balan film Ishqiya.

    2. Offtopic: Received Malena DVD. Will watch it now (2:00PM EST).

  5. ajayrocks   January 16, 2010 at 6:34 am Responds

    Will watch the movie for sure.

    Has shades of Apaharan. Many of the stars are also the same (Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah).

  6. ajayrocks   January 17, 2010 at 1:17 am

    its kind of a triology of prakash jha after gangajaal and apharan and waise naseerudin shah was not in apharan Responds:

    You are write right. Naseeruddin Shah was not in Apaharan. Here’s the Apaharan review (pre-SI blog).

  7. nisha.gupta27   January 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

    What are your thoughts about Salman Khan’s new movie Veer? I know you must already have made a review of it even without watching it that it is a pathetic ‘trash’, ‘garbage’, etc..
    I am pretty sure that whether the movie is good or bad, the review from you is going to bad… Responds:

    1. You write: What are your thoughts about Salman Khan’s new movie Veer?

    Two months back, a great soul wrote on the SI blog:

    I do agree that Salmanโ€™s movies are not working in US and numbers are the proof of that.

    And we agree with that great soul (whose name BTW is Nisha Gupta). ๐Ÿ˜‰

    For the last few years, U.S. desis have unambiguously shown the lazy bozo Salman Khan the middle finger.

    Will Veer be any different? We’d be very surprised if Veer does not turn out to be another dud here. We didn’t get excited by the Veer trailer.

    2. You write: I am pretty sure that whether the movie is good or bad, the review from you is going to bad…

    Get a grip on reality, will ya. Salman Khan is in the final innings of his Bollywood career.

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