Lakshmi (Ditya Bhande), a school student, is the apple of the eye of her mother Nandini (Aishwarya Rajesh). For Lakshmi, dance is everything and she shakes her legs everywhere- school, bus, road etc.
This earns her the wrath of her teachers and others. Her mother too doesn’t like Lakshmi’s passion for dance. Hence, the girl enrols herself in a dance class without the knowledge of her mom.
Her sole aim is win Pride of India contest. However, she gets defeated in a dance competition conducted in Chennai and gets upset because of it.
Enters in her life Krishna (Prabhu Deva), who runs a coffee shop. He vows to help Lakshmi win the Pride of India title and trains her to achieve the goal.
Director A L Vijay, known for making films inspired by classics, has this time taken a leaf out of Karate Kid and has Tamilisied it with enough family drama, sentiments and entertainment.
Young girl’s Ditya Bhande’s performance and dance moves are a delight to watch and she is ably supported by Prabhu Deva. Aishwarya Rajesh and Salman Yusuf Khan have delivered what their respective characters demanded from them.
Kovai Sarala (as the school principal) and Karunakaran (coffee shop employee) try to tickle the funny bone. Sam CS’s music and Nirav Shah’s cinematography are the other highlights of the movie.
The film, despite being lively, is too predictable including its flashback sequences. Also, it fails to establish a strong emotional connect with the audience, which is a must for films in this genre.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Lakshmi : Dance by chance
Director: A. L. Vijay
Music director: Sam C. S.