Here are the reviews for ABCD 3D directed by Remo D'Souza and starring Prabhu Deva.
Rating: 2.5/5 Review by: India TV Team Site: India TV
Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD” is not just about the basics of dancing but about living your passion and living for passion.
Despite all this you have some bad moments to get disappointed with like wrapped script which is too predictable while the acts of none of the actors are convincing.
The 3D effect is beautifully gelled making you feel to be one amongst those dancers.
I’ll go with 2.5 stars for ABCD. It’s a treat for dance lovers while the acts and script will let you down.
Rating: 3/5 Review by: Taran Adarsh Site: Bollywood Hungama
ABCD - ANY BODY CAN DANCE is the first of its kind that's set against the backdrop of a dance competition. Does it ring a bell? Does it borrow from the STEP UP series? Perhaps, Remo may be motivated by the Hollywood film franchise, but he Indianizes it well enough, garnishing it with emotions that we can identify with and of course, choosing some of the best dancers for pivotal parts, besides casting Prabhu Dheva and Ganesh Acharya. Plus, this one's in 3D.
Of course, there are hiccups [more on that later], but the triumph of the underdog, if attempted with conviction, seldom fails. And ABCD - ANY BODY CAN DANCE does have its share of moments that work!
On the whole, ABCD - ANY BODY CAN DANCE has some incredible, eye-popping dances as its soul. While the template may be conventional -- the triumph of the underdog -- the film has its share of moments that stay with you, especially the concluding portions of the film. Decent watch!
Rating: 3/5 Review by: Swati Rohatgi Site: Stardust
Remo D’Souza’s ABCD – Any Body Can Dance truly deserves to be revered for it at least solves its purpose of showcasing some of the most spellbinding never seen before dance sequences!
In ABCD he only takes his talent to new heights and makes the Indian audience witness true excellence.
To sum it up, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance truly is India’s finest dance film till date and deserves a definite watch. I could watch it over and over again for the sheer brilliance of Prabhudeva alone. I give the film 3 stars.
Rating: 3/5 Review by: Arya Yuyutsu Site: Zee News
Remo D’Souza’s ‘Any Body Can Dance’ was always going to be a ‘dance-ical’, if the word can be coined, full of sexy dance moves but riddled with questionable acting. And the movie lived up to that billing alright.
For a movie with a story-line so predictable and frail, it comes as a pleasant realization that the messages put across through it, blatant as they are, spread a strong sense of positivity and speak of wonderful strivings. It supersedes the mere framework of dance and tickles the society’s lethargic attitude towards dance and art. It puts forward values of trust, faith, and synergy among other things, all of which are used to metamorphose a locality and, by extension, could change society. Kudos to Remo for that.
If you enjoy some cool, snazzy dance and can look past the largely decorative acting, this is actually a movie worth a watch. I give it a slightly generous 3 stars, largely because of the overwhelming positivity in the script and the loudly subtle happy-ending.
Rating: 2/5 Review by: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
Given that his hoofing skills are incomparable, Prabhu Deva would have done a movie like this sooner or later. Actually, he should have done it sooner. Because 'ABCD' is a dance movie that follows genre conventions so faithfully that there is no novelty in it.
The dancing (and the dancers) should have made up for all of this. That's what dance movies are for. But the dancing is not spectacular. The dancers mostly look as if they've wandered off the many TV shows that revolve around similar themes. A few are given back stories but they are not interesting enough. Neither is the choreography. A couple of numbers are competent, but there's nothing heart-stopping or jaw-dropping. I saw the 3D version, which does amp up the film a bit, but it also darkens it because of those silly glasses.
This film had the potential, but it needed both sharper direction and dancing, to maximize it.
Rating: 2/5 Review by: Saibal Chatterjee Site: NDTV
Is ABCD – Anybody Can Dance the Lagaan of dance? Not by a long chalk. Knowledge of the ABCD of choreography – of which there is no dearth at all in this film – certainly doesn't guarantee cinematic excellence and narrative grasp.
India's first-ever 3-D dance film is replete with robust routines that certainly vouch for director Remo D'Souza's undeniable proficiency as a choreographer. If only they also had the services of a functioning screenplay and not just been saddled with half-baked plot contrivances to hang their acts on, ABCD might have gone beyond just those first four letters of the alphabet.
There is no denying that the film has its share of infectious energy and that the newcomers in the cast do go about their roles with commendable enthusiasm. It is the sluggish pace of the story-telling that prevents ABCD from rising to any great heights as an entertainer.
Take your pick. There is a whole lot of dancing talent on show here. It is the packaging that lets down the performers -- and the viewers.
And why, pray, is this film in 3-D? It isn't about Pina Bausch and Remo D'Souza is no Wim Wenders.