Originally posted by atria
The thing is, they don't do proper ballroom. Mostly they use hindi songs and put in bollywood tadka according to the song, and I think its fair to expect lip sync in such cases. I think in some cases, lip sync would not be important, e.g. if the song described a state of mind and you showed that entirely through your expressions. But if the song is more like a dialogue, which hindi songs often are, and especially if one partner is lip-syncing (as definitely happened with Pratyusha, don't remember Gia's that much), then it looks odd that the other person is not doing it, or doing it occasionally. If they have the guts they should just go ahead and not do any lip-sync at all and say that it doesn't go with the dance form, but if they are doing it usually, and just miss some parts, that is a mistake and should be pointed out.
I agree they should either lip sync completely or not do it. Pratyusha's dance would have been ok if there was no lip sync at all since it had a story. They did it half way so the comment was justified. I think the dancers can emote more if they are not concentrating on lip sync.