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If you love watching dance movies and if you love the kids doing that with charm, you will enjoy Lakshmi. If not, you can better skip it!
What makes the movie special is that the cast and the director combo -Prabhu Deva, Ditya Bhande and AL Vijay.
Of course Aishwarya Rajesh has performed her role pretty neatly but not much weight is given to her characterization.
A dance movie cannot be without a dance competition, right? Right!
So we have Prabhu Deva a passionate dancer, now unable to dance due to his injury. There is a longing deep down in his heart about this and we can see this in his face throughout the movie.
Aishwarya Rajesh plays a single mother Nandini who brings up her daughter Lakshmi (Ditya Bhande). Nandini hates dance because of the past events that lead her to being a single mother.
But her daughter is all about dancing. She dances all the way to school and at unexpected places. However, since her mother hates dancing, she doesn’t get to explicitly imply her love for dancing.
Somehow the mother-daughter duo meet Krishna (Prabhu Deva) a coffee shop owner and he acknowledges Lakshmi’s passion for dance.
He arranges for her to take part in a dance competition and Lakshmi proceeds to do so without her mother’s knowledge.
Did she win the competition? That forms the rest of the story.
Unlike a few earlier dance movies, including ABCD, Lakshmi sports a nice combo of dance and emotions. This comes due to the director we know.
But still, the movie lacks a punch.
Ditya Bhande dances her heart out and she is the one that brings out some magical electrifying effect to the movie. In fact she is one of the crucial reasons as to why would someone decide to watch Lakshmi.
Prabhu Deva takes up on the emotions and fits in the role perfectly. You won’t seem him shake his legs until quite later in the movie which also adds to the expectations.
However, despite everything being present, a poorly written script and weak characterization dilute Lakhsmi’s purpose.
The movie does start to sound lengthy. And it also seems that the director has let the kids and their charm carry the movie along.
This is simply due to the lack of a strong plot and it is so obvious at times!
Nevertheless, if you love watching dance movies and if you love the kids doing that with charm, you will enjoy Lakshmi. If not, you can better skip it!