Feature Name: Street Dancer 3D
Directed By: Remo D’Souza
Stars: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhudeva, Aparshakti Khurana, Punit Pathak, Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande, Salman Yusuff Khan, Sonam Bajwa, Sanam Johar
Run Time: 150minutes
Review By: Grinell Jacinto
Street Dancer 3D is a dance drama set in London where both Indian and Pakistani dancer come together to win a dance competition to help send poor and homeless immigrants back to their native counties.
Basically what’s in the trailer is what’s in the film – only elaborated with complete dance sequences.
Sahej (Varun Dhawan) is part of the Indian dance crew Street Dancers and runs a dance centre of the same name with his brother (Punit). Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) is the face of the rival Pakistani dancer team Rule Breakers.
Both team are always at odds with the other to prove who is better be it in dance or cricket (you will see a lot of cricket in this dance film). Anna (Prabhudeva) run a cafe in London where all these dancers come to watch cricket matches, do timepass and have food fights. He is also the mastermind behind wanting all the dancers to unite and win the Ground Zero dance competition to help send illegal immigrants back to their homes.
In a time when there is unrest between people belonging to different religions groups and nations, it’s good to see a film that is centered on peace and empathy for people of different religions and nationalities.
The film’s script is so crisp that it almost breaks time and time again. The plot is pretty similar to that of ABCD & ABCD2 where two rival dance teams join hands to win a dance battle against the enemy (here it is the British dance team – The Royal, who seem to alway be a bad, aggressive mood).
Talking about performances, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor have done an okay performance. Prabhudheva as Anna brings a little smile to the face as well as touches your heart when he talks to the immigrants. Nora Fatehi got the short end of the stick as she gets very little screen time and spends most of it dancing with Varun or in the background of The Royals dance crew.
The movie is predictable in which you can not guess what will happen next but partial dialogues as well.
This being a dance film, has many dance sequences. Kudos to all the dancers and choreographers for the beautiful dances. But is there something new in these dances? Unfortunately, as amazing as they seem, many of the routines are what we have seen on dance reality shows already. The highlight of all the dances and dancers is Prabhudeva. His dance in Muqabala 2.0 is refreshing and the only reasons I like this film.
The songs of this film aren’t that good as the earlier films with most being recreations of old numbers.
Talking about direction, Remo D’Souza is a much better dancer, choreographer and judge in comparison to a director- don’t forget his last film was the forgettable Race 3.
We give Street Dancer 3D 2 stars and do not recommend watching it in 3D in theatre
Advice: Though this movie is supposed to be a 3D one, watch it in 2D if you really want to watch the drama-filled dance flick.