Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, Nora Fatehi, Aparshakti Khurana
Director: Remo D’Souza
Street Dance 3D starts as a story about two rivals Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) and Sahej (Varun Dhawan) who are the captains of two very talented and powerful dance teams namely, Rule Breakers and Street Dancers, respectively. They want to prove their supremacy over each other in a dance competition but both of them have a very different purpose as to why they want to overpower the other.
Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor give their best performance in the film however the movie fails to become a dance film which Bollywood could be proud of.
The movie encapsulates a lot of unexpected and unwanted drama. Here the script pulls down the film even though the dance performances are worth watching. Audiences don’t go in expecting a repetitive background score which is used as emotional manipulation. Multiple montages showcasing hunger and homelessness clearly don’t fit into this film which was claimed to be the biggest dance film India has ever seen.
However, the movie has a lot of offer with respect to dance performances. The lead pair, Shraddha and Varun has displayed some stunning dance moves along with the whole team. The duo’s hard work on their postures and moves is commendable and can be imagined to be quite a challenge as they were surrounded by a surplus of talented professional dancers. They have imprinted Remo D’Souza’s signature style very well. Remo who is the choreographer-turned-writer/director has managed to bring out advancements in the dancing. He has raised his bar in terms of the presentation of various dance forms – Jazz, Contemporary, Afro, Krump, Locking and Popping, Animation Tutting, Urban and Slow Mo. Not only this but he has also managed to rope in some very proficient performers from the world over. The biggest addition here is Nora Fatehi as Mia with sassy and flawless dancing.
Dancers-turned-actors Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak, Salman Yusuff Khan and Raghav Juyal have performed incredibly. Prabhu Deva never fails to surprise us with his impeccable performance. His role plays a very important role in carrying forward the story between the stubborn Sahej and focused Inayat. Aparshakti Khurana is seen in a very drastic role in this film unlike his usual roles and it is quite evident that funny and cheerful roles suits him more than such serious roles.
The VFX used in the film are also something that kept the viewers engaged and excited. Along with catchy music and a revamped version of ‘Muqabla’ which stirs old memories.
The movie has a strong underlining message to it. The message of adversity, compassion and friendship. But it is not put together very well. The film starts with one primary theme and wraps up with something completely different.
CineSpeaks Verdict: ‘Street Dancer 3D’ can be watched for the love of dance. It will definitely make you grove and throw some wow-moments at you. But it would have helped if the movie wasn’t dragged and expanded all over so much.
CineSpeaks gives 2.5 stars.
BY RUJUTA THETE