There is fury of dance films in the West and in Bollywood, the genre received a thanks to ABCD – any physical dance would be . Directed by Remo D’Souza, it starred unknown faces and still got off to a good start and did well at the box office. The series was promoted as the second part, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2  Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor acted and Rs. 100 crore grosser and the first such film for both actors. Now Varun, Shraddha and Remo once again joined hands for STREET Dancer 3D, which is similar to the ABCD films. This time, they promise to carry dance and madness, which are on many high notches. So does STREET DANCER 3D manage to meet expectations? Or does it fail to impress? Let us analyze.
The dance is the story of two warring groups uniting for a greater cause with a dance background. Sahej (Varun Dhawan) is a British resident of Indian origin who lives in London with his family. He and his brother Inder (Puneet J Pathak) are part of a dance group called Street Dancers. Inder had participated in a globally prestigious dance performance called Ground Zero. Unhappily, in the final act of his dance performance, he is injured and breaks his knee. Two years later, Saheb travels to India, Punjab for a wedding. He returns with a lot of money which he uses to buy the dance studio. He tells Inder that he got this money by performing it back home. Sahej re-organized the Street Dancers gang and began their street dance performances. In the same locality, another dance group breaks the rules. He is of Pakistani origin and others include Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor), Zain (Salman Yusuf Khan). Their dance is much better and the two groups often get into fights. Sahej learns that the Street Dancer Group has to correct its dance moves. He enlists the help of Nora (Nora Fatehi), a dancer in a British dance group called The Royals and his girlfriend. She improves the dance of the group. Street dancers and rule breakers often gather at a restaurant run by Prabhu Anna (Prabhudheva) to watch an India vs Pakistan cricket match. At such times, they get into fights and attack each other for food. They stop only when a policeman (Murali Sharma) intervenes. While leaving, Inayat noticed the suspects entering through the back door of the restaurant. During her next visit, she sees it again and this time, she makes a single entry and confronts Prabhu. At this, Prabhu reveals that these people are illegal migrants from the Indian subcontinent and he gives them leftover food. Not only that, he packs all the leftover dishes and distributes them to illegal immigrants housing a colony. Inayat is transferred with this gesture. Meanwhile, the Ground Zero competition has been re-announced and the prize money is staggering. The rule informed the breakers of the plight of immigrants. They all decide that if they win Ground Zero, they will use the prize money to help these people return to their country. Street dancers also decide to participate in Ground Zero. Prabhu Anna advises both groups to unite as it will help them win. What happens next makes the rest of the film.
Remo D’Souza’s story is not a novel. Some developments are fine, but predictable. However, Tusshar Hiranandani’s screenplay (Jagdeep Sidhu’s additional screenplay) is quite entertaining and very simple. It is easy to understand what is going on despite so many characters and so much dance. Some of the dramatic sequences are particularly well scripted. Farhad Samaji’s dialogues (Jagdeep Sidhu’s additions dialogues) work well, but this talented writer especially expects a lot from some funny one-liners.
Remo D’Souza’s directorial works for the most part. Apparently, the dance scenes are handled well. He particularly excels in confrontation scenes, this is Mac (Francis Ruffley), Poddy, the fall of Poddy-Sahej, Saheb’s emotional moment with his brother Inder in the second half and Saheb’s speech in front of Inayat’s family. Is in On Flipside, the film is very long at 143 minutes. The first half, in particular, could have been shorter. Also, if an event was supported by logic, a will. It is surprising that Amarinder (Aparshakti Khurana) and his friends blame Saheb for his bad experience in London. It was Amarinder and his friends who followed Sahej in Punjab and they literally forced him to take them to London. Therefore Saheb should not have felt responsible and guilty for his pathetic condition. A similar irrational development can be seen in the climax. Thankfully, there are many other speculations in the film that compensate for these mines.
Stretcher Dancer 3D begins on a visually stunning note. The introduction piece is well shot and thought of and immediately sets the mood. The introduction of grace is very fun while Nora’s entry will raise the temperature in this cold weather. Nothing happens up to a point. It is only when Saheb tells his Punjab experience Podi (Raghav Juyal) that the interest rises again. Timeout comes at a great turn. After Interval, the film collapses again but a good plot point is added here when Sahej is separated from Street Dancers. This track works well. The immigration bit is touching, but is logically flawed and it affects some of the effects. But the film has many more. The semi-final sequence is sure to be welcomed with claps and whistles. The climax has enough drama and entertainment to keep the audience hooked. The film ends on a poignant note with a collection of Swat (Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team) and his noble work in London.
Street Dancer 3D | Public review | Varun Dhawan | Shraddha Kapoor | Nora Fatehi | First day first show
Speaking of performance, Varun Dhawan is as entertaining as ever and has a great screen presence. And he looks dashing. She plays applause when she comes to dance, compared to Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi. Shraddha Kapoor looks like a million bucks and is a treat to watch. However, his screen time in the second half is limited. Also, there was a desire to see some kind of romance between the two, which would make their fans happy. Nora Fatehi has a very small role but it is very important and it is bigger than her share in Batla House. She is smoking hot and her entrance scene is the best of all actors! Aparshakti Khurana is great and ensures that it does not go overboard. Prabhudheva is effortless. His dance part appears late, but once it happens, it takes the film to a higher level! Puneet J Pathak is memorable. The rest of the actors playing the roles of dancers like Salman Yusuf Khan, Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yellond (D), Sushant Pujari (Shushi), Caroline Wilde (Alisha) are well known. The rest of them are also quite good and dance well but are not very registered. Francis is fine in the role of villain broadly. Zarina Wahab (Amarinder’s mother), Murali Sharma and Manoj Pahwa (Chabda) are passable. Others are good.
The film has around 10–11 songs and most of them are thankfully well choreographed and made an impact. ‘Muqabla’ The best in lots and single screen theaters will go especially into a frenzy! ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ Best comes after by ‘Bezubaan Kab Se’, ‘Pind’ And ‘Garmi’. ‘Gann Deva’ While feeling compelled ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo’ The film is missing. ‘make wish’ Is moving and shot well. ‘Illegal Weapon 2.0’, ‘Lagdi Lahore Di’ And ‘Nachi Nachi’ Okay. Sachin-Jigar’s background score is a bit loud but in keeping with the mood of the film.
Choreography by Kriti Mahesh, Rahul Shetty and Tashan Muir is one of the highpoints. Each dance piece is a novel and a visual treat. Vijay Kumar Arora’s cinematography (Punjab schedule shot by Tusshar Kanti Ray) has complaints and the dance scenes are captured particularly beautifully. Tanvi Leena Patil’s production design is attractive. The costumes are quite sexy especially worn by Varun (Aki Narula), Shraddha (Tanya Ghavri) and Nora Fatehi (Jerry D’Souza). Post House Studios’ VFX played a major role here. Slow motion and lighting effects especially enhance the effect. Even 3D is a treatment for the eyes. Manan Ajay Sagar’s editing is good for the most part, but can be more tight.
Overall, STREET DANCER 3D is a stunning combination of rich visuals, amazing choreography and strong emotions. At the box office, it will appeal to its target audience – the youth and is most likely to enter the 100 crore club.