Chance Pe Dance

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Chance Pe Dance
Chance-pe-dance.jpg
Directed by Ken Ghosh
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Written by Ken Ghosh
Nupur Ashtana
Manu Rishi
Starring Shahid Kapoor
Genelia D'Souza
Narrated by Vijay Raaz
Music by Songs:
Adnan Sami
Pritam
Background Score:
Sandeep Shirodkar
Cinematography Hari Vendanta
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 15 January 2010 (2010-01-15)
Running time
158 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Chance Pe Dance (Hindi: चांस पे डांस, Chance to Dance) is an Indian Hindi dance/drama film starring Shahid Kapoor and Genelia D'Souza. It is directed by Ken Ghosh and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner, UTV Motion Pictures.[1] The film was released on 15 January 2010 and failed to make a mark at the box-office.[2].[2] The film's working title was Yahoo and another title, Star, was also considered.[3] Also, the film was shot halfway through with Jiah Khan as the heroine, but was later replaced by Genelia D'Souza.

Plot[edit]

Sameer Behl (Shahid Kapoor) comes to Mumbai with Bollywood dreams, struggles through the day as a courier boy, and keeps failing in auditions for advertisements. More stereotypes are stuffed in as he refuses to take help from his dad in Delhi, is thrown out from his rented flat by the landlord, and comes away with his calculative companion. One day, a movie director named Rajeev Sharma (Mohnish Behl) sees Sameer dancing and calls him to his office. Soon, Sameer is signed as the male lead in his film, and his friend Tina (Genelia D'Souza) is selected as the choreographer on the same project. Homeless, Sameer sleeps in his car and works as a dance teacher in a school. Subsequently, Sameer loses his film and is disillusioned. Tina finds this out and asks him how he can spend his life like this. After some time, Tina tells him that she also quit the film and did not want to be the choreographer for that film because she saw him upset. Sameer realises the love Tina had for him. Tina encourages him to participate in a television talent-hunt show, the winner of which will win the same role that Sameer was to play. After some time, he agrees to participate in it. After filling up the contest form, he also says "I love you" to Tina. In his screen-test, Sameer dedicates his monologue to his mother. After his monologue, during the interview, he comes to know that his father's shop in Delhi has been demolished. He promises Tina that he will come back for her and leaves to meet his father, heart-broken about the whole thing. After watching Sameer's performance on TV, his father convinces him to go back to Mumbai and participate in the show.

After coming back to the show, he is initially denied entry into the show for being late. However, he is given a chance to perform on the show after Sameer convinces the director. He wins the show and is later shown to be the hero of the movie "Chance Pe Dance" walking the Red Carpet a year later with Tina.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Yahoo was the film's working title, but later, Ken Ghosh confirmed the title Chance Pe Dance in August 2009. Star was also considered, in the initial stages, but the makers rejected it as a film was released in early 2008 starring Kunal Khemu was titled Superstar.

Katrina Kaif was rumoured to be Shahid’s co-star but the makers eventually chose Jiah Khan. She shot for the film but was asked to leave halfway through. Reportedly, she got over-friendly with Shahid Kapoor and was not doing her job well. She was replaced by Genelia D'Souza who shot her scenes in a whirlwind schedule. However, later Khan said that she was asked to leave because the director had a bad eye on her and Kapoor said that he got to know about the replacement when D'Souza came on the set for shooting. Kapoor further said that he has no hand in the replacement of Khan.[4] Chance Pe Dance is loosely based on Shahid Kapoor and D'Souza's lives as it was mentioned on Tere Mere Beach Mein, a show hosted by Farah Khan, that they were both given a second chance in life.

Promotion[edit]

The film was promoted on STAR Plus's Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on Episode 8.

Soundtrack[edit]

Chance Pe Dance
Soundtrack album by Pritam, Adnan Sami, Sandeep Shirodkar & Ken Ghosh
Released 14 December 2009 (2009-December-14)[5]
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Hindi
Label T-Series

The film's soundtrack was composed by Pritam, Adnan Sami, Sandeep Shirodkar and Ken Ghosh.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtist(s)Length
1."Pe... Pe... Pepein...."KumaarPritamNeeraj Shridhar, Master Saleem, Hard Kaur04:21
2."Pump It Up"Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami KhanVishal Dadlani04:46
3."Pal Mein Hi"Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami KhanSoham Chakraborty, Shreya Ghoshal04:04
4."One More Dance"Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami KhanKunal Ganjawala03:37
5."Yaba Daba Yahoo"Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami KhanKunal Ganjawala03:56
6."Rishta Hai Mera"Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami KhanShaan, Tulsi Kumar04:05
7."Just Do It"Amitabh BhattacharyaSandeep Shridkar, Ken GhoshEarl D'Souza01:57
8."Pump It Up" (Remix)Irfaan SiddiquiAdnan Sami Khan [Remixed By – DJ A-Myth]Vishal Dadlani05:08
9."Pe... Pe... Pepein...." (Duet)KumaarPritamNeeraj Shridhar, Master Saleem, Tulsi Kumar, Hard Kaur04:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chance Pe Dance: Complete cast and crew details". Filmicafe Media Inc. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Chance Pe Dance Flops". Rediff.
  3. ^ "Shahid does Chance Pe Dance". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  4. ^ "First Look: Chance Pe Dance". Star Box Office. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Chance Pe Dance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.

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