Review : ABCD – A to Z of Dance
prabhudeva-abcd-poster Release date: 09 Feb 2013
Director : Remo DSouza Rating : 3/5
Producer : P. Kishore
Music Director : Sachin,
Starring: Prabhu Dheva,
Salman Yusuf Khan

Dance based films have been a regular feature in Tollywood films for quite some time now. Films like Sagara Sangamam and Style have been decent entertainers in the past. Continuing with the trend, choreographer turned director Remo Dzouza has now come up with India’s first 3D film on dance. Starring a host of choreographers like Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, the dubbed version of ABCD has released all over today. Let’s see how it is.


The movie starts off with Kay Kay Menon replacing his long time choreographer Vishnu (Prabhu Deva) with an international Dance teacher in his famous dance institute. For Vishnu, whose life is only about dance is heart-broken after he is kicked out of the institute. He plans to leave Mumbai, but is stopped by his friend Gopi (Ganesh Acharya).

Both of them plan to set up their own dance institute with a few local dancers, who also turn out to be personal rivals. Rest of the story is as to how Vishnu and Gopi form their own dance group, and take on the mighty Jahangir and his professional dancing team.

Positive Points:

ABCD is a complete dance film as you get to see some of the best dances that Indian films ever had. The dance sequences are so exhilarating that you won’t be able take your eyes off the screen. All the dances have been executed and shot exceptionally well. Prabhu Deva is the main stay of the movie and gives the other dancers a run for their money. He is simply superb in the Muqabila theme song and acting wise makes an decent effort.

Negative Points:

The second half is very slow as many scenes have been dragged out. Some emotional scenes could have been easily chopped off. The movie loses its plot right from the start of the second half.

Some of the dance sequences have an Hollywood impact and some times get repetitive. The 3D effect in most of the songs seems unnecessary as it creates a disturbing effect to the whole flow.

Technical aspects:

All the tracks in the film are a great addition to the film. Cinematography is first-rate with most of the minute dance sequences are captured exceptionally well. The 3D effect is just OK and is good only for few scenes. Dialogues suit Telugu nativity and the editing is neat.

Screen play of ABCD, is a big let down as many scenes are out of place. Remo D Souza’s direction is quite OK as he manages to get a story out of a dance based film. He deserves a special pat for bringing out some of the finest talents on one platform.


On the whole, ABCD is one film which has a total A to Z of dancing. A never before seen dance sequences and some out standing choreography are sure shot plus points. On the flip side, a boring and dragged out second half kills the flow of the film. Finally, ABCD will be loved immensely by dance lovers, and is a decent watch for regular movie lovers.

123telugu Rating : 3/5

Reviewed by Neha Gupta

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