Pappu Can't Dance Saala

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Pappu Can't Dance Saala
Pappu Can't Dance Saala.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed bySaurabh Shukla
Produced byRavindra Singh
Written bySaurabh Shukla
StarringVinay Pathak
Neha Dhupia
Music byMalhar
CinematographyFuwad Khan
R-Vision India Pvt. Ltd
Release date
  • 16 December 2011 (2011-12-16)

Pappu Can't Dance Saala is a 2011 India romance comedy film written and directed by Saurabh Shukla. The film stars Vinay Pathak and Neha Dhupia in the lead roles, whilst Rajat Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Mishra, and Saurabh Shukla play supporting roles. The film released on 16 December 2011.[1]

The title of the film is taken from a song of the same name, from the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008).



The film revolves around a man Vidyadhar Acharya (Vinay Pathak), who moves to Mumbai from Varanasi, and finds it difficult to adjust to a place away from his city that's rich with cultural heritage.[2]

Acharya rents a flat in an apartment only meant for Sales tax employees. Every now and then, a vigilance raid occurs in the apartment and then he has to hide in the terrace and stay there all night. Mehak Malavde (Neha Dupia), a struggling dancer moves in as his neighbor. The two neighbours regularly have fights. One night, there is another vigilance raid on the apartment. Mehak gets caught and gets thrown out of her flat. Vidya manages to escape since he came home late that night. Having nowhere to go, Mehak breaks into Vidya's apartment and plans to live there. Since Vidya hates her, it becomes impossible for him to stay with her, but she gives him no options.

Slowly, they start liking each other. One night, they both have a bad fight and Vidya leaves his job and returns to his hometown. Mehak also moves out and starts living in a new flat. Slowly, they realize that they are missing each other and decide to unite by the end of the movie.


The film opened to mixed reviews, although the performances of the lead cast were praised. At the box office it recorded decent collections as it faced tough competition from other strong releases, The Dirty Picture which was going strong in its third week & Don 2.[3][4]


Soundtrack for the film is scored by Malhar.

Track list
1."Zindagi"Mohit Chauhan, Akruti Kakkar5:22
2."Saajana"Shreya Ghoshal5:11
3."Abhiman Challa"Kailash Kher4:57
4."Lamha"Sangeet Haldipur, Shilpa Rao3:51
5."Haiya Haiya"Manasi Scott4:28
6."Dil-E-Nadaan"Sangeet Haldipur4:58
7."Jadoo"Shilpa Rao3:50


  1. ^ "Neha goes deglam in Pappu Cant Dance Sala". 2 December 2011. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Vinay Pathak is all praise for Neha Dhupia". Hindustan Times. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  3. ^ "BoxOffice Report for Recent Bollywood Movies - ´Don 2´ Bumper At Multiplexes & Overseas, Average At Single Cinemas!". 24 December 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.

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