Cast- Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Naila Grewal, Parmeet Sethi.
Director- Sneha Taurani
Bhangra Paa Le focuses on the traditional folk dance “Bhangra” and what importance it holds in the lives of traditional people. This dance flick has beautifully showcased the best of Bhangra mixed with some other western dance forms all around the world. All the songs are full of energy, especially “Peg sheg“, “Raanjhan” and even the title song itself “Bhangra paa le“. One might feel the groove of the song and would find themselves swaying along the beats once played.
Coming to the story, it is a mix of two generation’s love stories getting all spiced up around bhangra. Sunny Kaushal (Jaggi) narrates his grandfather’s story to Rukshar Dhillon (Simmy) while he approaches her because of her dance. Jaggi who is emotionally attached to the dance form wants to exhibit it on an international platform only to find the one he approached for help is actually from a rivalry team. The competition between the two lets the two oddballs having one similar interest (their love for the dance form Bhangra) to notice each other.
There being 2 love stories involved it does get a bit sentimental along the line. Jaggi also has to face failure once, which let’s him to understand the real meaning of his grandfather’s story and true emotion of the dance form. Eventually the rivalry turns to be the way they start realizing about their feelings towards each other. Simmi has her own sad past which is revealed towards the end of the movie which becomes the reason of her being in the competition. And a hint of comedy between all the rivalry, dance and romance adds on to it. Cinematography of the film is very well maintained through out the movie.
Cinespeaks Verdict– As the end of the movie is about to come the story takes turns the way we have seen some other dance movies in the past. Although the chemistry between the lead actors was going very well in the first half of the movie, it starts to waver in the second half. Each Actor, whether it be the leading cast or the side ones, seems to be giving us their best acting. The competition could have had a better story or twists rather than the regular ones.
Review by- Carol D’souza.