Starring: Gayatri Patel, Ajai Chowdhary, Aquib Afzal,
Master Abhaas Yadav, Sugandha Garg, Paras Arora, Nikunj
Pandey, Asif Basra, Anjan Srivastava
Director Aarif Sheikh
Let's Dance is a spirited
film about a passionate young dancer striving to make it
big. Editor-turned-director Aarif Sheikh’s film is about
a girl who gives direction in life to a group of wayward
street kids. Young and peppy, Gayatri who is a dance
instructor plays the catalyst in the story.
Suhani (Gayatri Patel), is a young dancer who lives in a
flat in Mumbai with her best friend who is also a TV
anchor (Sugandha Garg). She conducts a dance school
which brings in some pocket money, after paying off the
rent to the owner Sharmaji (Anjan Srivastav)..
Suhani wants to make it big in the world of Bollywood in
a clean way, no casting couches, just on her merits. She
can see nothing beyond starring in a music video.
Unexpected incidents occur and she is on the verge of
losing her dance school. Apart from the fact, she would
lose her dance school, it would also mean that the
street kids will have to go back to peddling drugs to
keep themselves occupied!
The rest of the movie is a clichéd repetition of how she
saves her dance school and helps the slum kids.
The street kid Aftab has no
faith in her dreams for them. Will she be able to
restore his faith in her? Will she get them the life
they deserve, but cannot even dream of?
There are several instances in this film which bear
uncanny resemblance to ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Aaja Nachle’ and
even the Slumdog Millionaire.
Gayatri P:atel carries off the film superbly in her
debut with her simplicity, honesty and grit in which she
pursues her dream of featuring in a music album. Gayatri
Patel's dances are a treat and she does dance
exceptionally well. The newcomer has put in a sincere
effort for her brave and spirited performance. She is a
fresh face and a good dancer. The romance between her
and Ajay lends a romantic angle to this musical film.
One evening, she discovers some slum kids merrily
dancing. These urchins live on the street and peddle
drugs to make a living. The leader of this group is a
fourteen year old street kid Aftab (Abhaas Yadav) who is
a gifted dancer, but can never see beyond making a life
on the mean streets of Mumbai with a gang of kids,
including his brother Ali (Nikuunj Padaya) and closest
friend Kallu (Paras Arora).
Suhani is moved by the talent
these street kids possess and feels that these kids
deserve more than what they are now. so impressed by them
that she invites them over to her dance school to train
with her and she has no idea that her dreams are about to
Now enters Neil (Ajay Choudhary), a restaurant owner who
believes in her and also falls hear-over heels in love
with Suhani. He wants to help her realize her dreams of
become a dancing star. Also comes a popular video director
Rehaan Jones aka RJ, who is more determined to make Suhani
the next superstar.
The films have some
impressive moments like the subtle romance between
Suhani and Neil; Suhani’s bonding with the kids and her
holding of principles against RJ and other peers who
usually eye on newcomers in Bollywood. Lets Dance is an
average fare. You can watch if you’re a dancing buff.
Suhani - Gayatri Patel
Neil Choudhary - Ajai Chowdhary
Rehaan Jones (RJ) - Aquib Afzal
Aftab – Master Abhaas Yadav
Anushka - Sugandha Garg
Kallu - Paras Arora
Ali - Nikunj Pandey
Anthony - Asif Basra
Sharmaji - Anjan Srivastava
Director - Aarif Sheikh
Producer - Arvind Patel, Divya Patel , Taufeeq Baraskar
Music- Vipin Mishra and Tarali
Writers - Mauzzam Baig , Sibtain Shahidi