This movie focuses mostly on 2 people who aspire to get into movies. He (Abhishek Bachchan) is an actor who can't dance but needs to to break into film. She (Antara Mali) is a self-taught dancer who doesn't want to compromise her art yet become a choreographer. He asks her to help him with his dance. We then follow each of them on their path into the industry.
This movie was very low key and arty in its cinematography and even its dance. The dance isn't really Indian. It's more expressive modern dance but not the jazz-hiphop blend Bollywood usually does. Abhishek does a lot of moody reflecting into middle distance and she barely smiles and breaks int creative dance steps. Abhishek who is known as a self-confessed dance struggler, does well with what he has to do here and she expresses her dance well too. There are lots of long silences and yogic dance poses.
We found the movie disengaging but this was probably as it wasn't our style for many reasons even though it was very well executed and a real attempt at something different and creative. We prefer the more commercialized jazz type dance, and more emotional connection between leads- and a pace that moves a bit swifter. We do like Hollywood dance movies of other genres but not this slower modern style.
So how you like this movie may depend on whether you are more like us or whether you like the more arty creative stuff and expressive modern dance - as it is done well here. It has been described as surreal and more realistic and a more subtle and intense love story (which we didn't see it as as we were feeling more disconnected. It is put down by those who don't like the usual Bollywood style (which we do).
Elsewhere on the Net it tends to score about average or a little above. For us we salute their creative attempt and craftsmanship but it wont be a keeper.