Critic’s Rating : 1.5 / 5
Dehati Disco Movie Review : Over the top and cliched
Review: A village boy from Shivpur, Bhola, loves dancing but his father, the head priest, thinks it’s a dishonourable thing to do. Burning the kid’s leg to dissuade him doesn’t help, so he disowns the young boy. Bhola grows up and has a son, Bheema, who inherits his talent and love for dance.
Enter a wannabe dancer, Jack, a local politician Dubey’s son who wants to tear down the village temple to open a dance academy because the family astrologer says that’s his path to success. The head priest and the villagers are against the idea, but Dubey is hell-bent on it. The solution: Bheema will defeat Jack in a dance-off to save the temple.
What follows is Bhola and Bheema dancing dehati style to compete with Jack’s krumping, hip-hop and so on. But dance does not seem like the mainstay of the movie but portraying Bhola as the righteous and brave son of the soil does.
Dehati Disco is like a soap opera on the big screen. Stereotypical villagers, melodramatic dialogues, loud desi songs playing one after the other and jarring camera work.
Ganesh Acharya (as Bhola) tries hard but does not make a cut as an actor. Despite being a dance drama with a choreographer as the main hero, the choreography does not do justice to the theme. The child actor Saksham as Bheema is still a delight to watch as a dancer. While Manoj Sharma’s direction is passable, the weak screenplay does not support it at all.
Overall, Dehati Disco is over the top and cliched, and harps on ‘desh ki mitti’ for no rhyme or reason.