How many more times can you see Dirty Dancing? Oh, perhaps about a gazillion more, right? In keeping with tradition, Monkey Town is giving you an extra hit of that Johnny and Baby summer love with their end-of-the-summer tradition Double Dirty Dancing, in which the original and the 2006 Bollywood version, Holiday, screen simultaneously. Director Pooja Bhatt filmed Holiday—almost shot for shot like Dirty Dancing—with a nearly identical storyline: an awkward teenager named Muskaan befriends a group of dancers during her family’s month-long vacation to Goa and falls in love with the rebellious dancer Dino. Some call Holiday a rip-off, while others label the film a remake. Well, it ain’t no Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, that’s for damn sure.
Fri., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 18, 2009