How many times have you seen and heard the story of hopeful struggler who leaves his ‘cushy’ comfortable home with a tooth brush in his backpack and a bag full of dreams that can only be fulfilled in Bollywood, in the maximum city Mumbai.
Umpteen times. And that’s where Ken Ghosh’s film slips. For, it offers you nothing new in terms of the script which ends up as the weakest link in this entire show. Sadly, it follows all the predictable twists and turns that comprise the star-is-born story. Yes, super-talented Sameer (Shahid Kapoor) does leave his dad (Parikshat Sahni) to sell saris in Delhi, in order to become an actor in big, bad Bollywood, minus a godfather. And yes, his filmi dreams do come true, but only after a prolonged period of struggle which goes through the usual grind of hunger, a homeless ( He lives in his car since he has no house to stay in Mumbai !) and penniless state.
But there is a ring of sincerity and authenticity in his `Hi, I’m Sameer Behl and this is my number, Sir,’ stuff during the sundry auditions that seem to be going nowhere. Also, the interactions with the school kids, when he tries to make a living as a dance teacher, has a spontaneity about it. Again, they are spilling over from his real-life days with Shiamak Davar. The initial I-hate-kids attitude is absolutely delightful and refreshing too. Add to this .. the effervescence of Genelia as Tina, the scooty-riding choreographer who thinks from her heart all the time.
A good way to spend a sultry hot afternoon at home .. watching ‘Chance Pe Dance’ (this Movie was released in 2010) .. as usual, Genelia D’souza is a refreshing face with bubbly enthusiasm. Shahid Kapoor looks handsome and a talented young star. The film may not have the emotional quotient of Ishq Vishq, Shahid and Ken’s first film that set the box office on fire, yet it does have its moments.