Seems like this movie failed to dance at the box office. Most critics have given it a one or two star rating which goes to show that this one hour 58 minute movie does not work for the audience despite its fresh pairing – Genelia D’Souza and Shahid Kapoor. Chance pe Dance is a story of a struggler who comes to Mumbai from a small town to become an actor. This may remind us of Zoya Akhtar’s Luch by Chance or Ramgopal Varma’s Naach but apart from the concept, the movie in no way bears any resemblance. However, this concept has been repeatedly used in a number of movies and thus one lacks freshness in the subject. Shahid is no doubt really good as far as his acting is concerned but if a film quintessentially lacks in its story then the audience will not be attracted to the movie.
It was said that dance was the main attraction in Chance Pe Dance but the story has so many loose ends that it was difficult to hold on to your attention in spite of Shahid’s moves and groves. There is no doubt to the fact that Shahid is an exceptional dancer and that he has really put in a lot of effort in his performance but Shahid alone too was unable to hold on to the audience’s attention. Genelia was given no importance except for looking good. She no doubt looks good but I wished to see her act. Since Genelia is the support system for Shahid in the movie, the makers could have evolved Genelia into a very strong character! After Kaminey and Dil Bole Hadippa, Chance pe Dance was an important film for Shahid but unfortunately this film has not done well at the box office.
This film tells the story of a talented and passionate guy named Sameer [Shahid Kapoor]. With a positive attitude, Sameer juggles various jobs to keep him afloat while pursuing his one dream to get a break on the big screen. In his quest, Sameer has a lot of ups and down, hopes and disappointments. Sameer fights every hurdle that comes his way because achieving your biggest dream is never easy is what he believes in. In this journey, he is helped by a spirited choreographer Tina [Genelia D’Souza] and eventually, Sameer realizes that sometimes life gives you that one chance.
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, this film harps on the same-old clichéd, stuff that you’ve watched again and again.