Pappu Can't Dance Saala(2010):"This film is a roller-coaster ride about the life of two individuals who have come to Mumbai, the city of dreams and luxury."
Survival’s a full-time job in Mumbai.
'Pappu Can't Dance Saala' is a simple film that captures the essence of Mumbai and the struggle of outsiders who come here 'to make it big in the city'.
The story revolves around Vidyadhar Acharya (Vinay Pathak), who has just shifted from Benares to Mumbai and Mehak Malavde (Neha Dhupia), who is a chorus dancer and knows how to survive in the city of dreams.
Mahek and Vidyadhar are neighbors and later due to unavoidable circumstances, they turn roommates.
Pappu Can’t Dance Saala is all about how two people who can’t stand each other, manage to deal with the situation and how their journey begins to unfold in a rather interesting fashion.
Vinay Pathak is known to play the common man to perfection.
Neha Dhupia shocks you with her confidence.
The chemistry between Neha and Vinay is pleasing in parts.
Rajat Kapoor comes across as the mysterious dance teacher is convincing.
It's great having Naseeruddin Shah in a film.
He literally steals the thunder from the hero in the river bank scene where he reveals to his son in a powerful dialogue: 'It is destined that the banks of the river can never meet but when man decides they should meet, he builds a bridge,' only to make his son realize that if man has the will, he can find the way.
The dialogues are good, witty and above average.
The storyline, simple and straight from the heart.
Saurabh Shukla has filmed sequences proficiently according to script.
The music [Malhar] is functional.
Fuwad Khan's cinematography is fair.
Overall, the film is of mediocre production value with several cinematic liberties and is made with a sincere effort.
It is worth a watch if you are looking to learn life's lessons, simply.