For a movie with a title like "Dance Dance," you might expect something like "Dance with Me" (1998) starring Vanessa Williams. Not so. This film distributed by B Subhash Movie Unit is certainly a B movie! The decent plot, albeit with poor conflict resolution, balances against poor dancing, pidgin subtitles, and odd incidental music.
The dancing in this film is unremarkable. More challenging dancing can be seen on Dancing With the Stars, where footwork, timing, and coordination all go together. Dancing in this film supposedly moved the masses to swoon for the performers. The choreographers did a better job with the numerous fight scenes.
The plot for this film is not lacking. There is enough story to fill three films, and somehow they fit it into the length of two. There are murders, orphans, rape, bar fights, beatings, sex, drunkenness, debauchery, a party of 20 scaling walls to get into a building, and enough blood, yet it manages to have quite a few musical numbers and reasonable stretches of dialogue.
Not all conflict in this film is resolved at fisticuffs, but most comes to it at one point or another. The film could have employed more clever ways to resolve some issues.
It is a stretch to say that the subtitles are in English. They are pidgin English. Early on, a food vendor comes to the children, and they sing, according to the subtitles, "Have come! Have come!" But I think they meant, "He's here!" "Damn" is written as "Dame," "they're" and "their" are interchanged, as are "then" and "than". Single words are split into two, and so forth. Nobody whose native language is English checked these subtitles.
The incidental music is jarring. "Chariots of Fire" plays while a woman runs for her life, and the main theme from "Star Wars" (1977) plays in the background during an epic battle. Another familiar tune plays in another section.
All that, and I enjoyed the film. MST3K would riff it to shreds. I had quite a lot to say during my viewing of it!