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  • A better scripted, less cliched second half would have surely given the film a better chance to dazzle and shake.

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  • Shahid brings out all the shades nuances and layers in the struggler’s inner life without bending the rules of commercial hero-giri. This is a far better performance than it outwardly seems.

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  • Had the film retained its smart, humorous and authentic tone without falling into pattern, this would have been a great watch. For now, you’ll have to forgive the predictable second half if you want to enjoy Shahid’s uninhibited, charming performance.

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  • For a dance movie though, the dances could have been more bombastic. Honestly, this is just about OK stuff.

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  • ...operates on the premise that stories about strugglers who slum it in Mumbai are interesting and identifiable. Unfortunately that isn’t to be.

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  • Ken Ghosh’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.

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

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  • The film offers simply nothing in terms of a plot. Though it starts of well, the lack of depth in characters soon gets exposed and the boringness creeps in.

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  • Watch it only if you’re a die-hard Shahid fan and if three good songs and four good scenes satisfy you as an audience.

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  • ...it is simply not new enough : Shahid/ Sameer’s thorny progress through tinsel-town is strewn with moments we’ve witnessed before. You also wish there was more energy in the sequences that fill in the spaces between the work-outs on the dance floor : the film gets lax too often.

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  • The film showcases the superb dancing talent of Shahid Kapur, but second half is a downer.

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  • If he'd paid half that much attention to the script and injected an element of surprise or even of novelty, this would have been a much better film.

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  • There's so much invested in the build-up to the finale act that it all crumbles under pressure.

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  • The writing throughout is outdated and the execution very poor. Plenty of cinematic liberties are taken which just doesn't go too well with the film...

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  • ...not interesting enough to earn outright approval, yet not incompetent enough to warrant outpourings of spite...

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  • The problem with Chance Pe Dance is its writing, which is tacky and bland at the same time. In today's times, when every film-maker is striving so hard to narrate a new story, Chance Pe Dance harps on the same-old mundane, cliched, tried-and-tested stuff that you've watched again and again and again.

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  • It's mostly harmless, and certainly harebrained. Leave it to the Shahid-obsessed.

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  • Beginning with a very imaginatively shot opening sequence, Chance Pe Dance doesn't live up to one's expectations and ends up being a complete bore!

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  • ...has absolutely no freshness in the story or screenplay, very poor direction, combined with sloppy chemistry between the lead actors.

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  • Seeking 'nautanki' fame is anyway turning into a bit of a national disease.

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  • ...if the characters are going to behave like you'd expect them to, and if they are going to spout lines, ad verbatim what's playing in your mind, the story is bound to be predictable. There's no attempt to deviate from the norm.

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  • doesn't work because you feel no empathy for its protagonist. The film's writers -- if you can call them that, considering there is no script to speak of -- fail to invest even a hint of vulnerability in Sameer.

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