“Chahe tere lab pe Waheguru da naam aave ya na aave … lekin woh pal bhi ibadat da haunda hai jab tu kisi aur ke kaam aave.”- such a wonderful and heartfelt line said by the biji of Sahej (Varun Dhawan) in Street Dancer 3D. Remo D’Souza’s film not only ends up as one of the best dancing films from India but also moves the viewers with its humanitarian storyline. It’s an eye opener which shows no matter how badly two countries and its people fight over cricket, Religion and Nationality but there’re some people from both countries who’re fighting a tough battle together on everyday for their own existence and survival. Remo’s film speaks volumes for unity and asks to stand by the needy people. It acknowledges the noble intentions and humanitarian works of ‘Nishkam SWAT’ (a Sikh charitable organization in London) which works for the needy people over a decade. Above all, Street Dancer 3D remains true to its genre. It delivers what it’s promised to deliver. Dance, Dance And Dance. It’s youthful, energetic and a paisa vasool wholesome entertainer which never cheats to its audience.
STORY:- Street Dancers and Rule Breakers, the two dancing rival groups are often found fighting with each other over their Religion, Nationality, love for cricket and dance in London. Sahej (Varun Dhawan) is an Indian dancer who belongs to ‘street dancers’ group whereas Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) is a Pakistani girl who dances for ‘Rule Breakers.’ Although rivals but there’s huge difference in the mindset of Sahej And Inayat. Sahej dances to impress people with his dancing skills but Inayat dances to express herself. Sahej wants to fulfill the unfulfilled dreams of his elder brother Inder (Punit Pathak) whereas Inayat dances with her troupe in the streets of London without informing her parents as they never support such act. In Spite of their differences there’re certain things in common between the two. None of them has seen poverty. None of them has survived on streets ever. None of them has felt the real pain of the illegal immigrants. They hardly know that how does it feel like truly hungry! When they get a real purpose of life they’ve never remained the same person again.
Ground Zero, a popular yet the toughest dance competition of London with a hundred thousand pound prize amount for the winning team and best of the best dancing troupes to perform. Will they be able to beat all of their dance competitors & win the contest for their noble intention? Of course yes. But How does it possible forms the crux of this electrifying dance extravaganza.
POSITIVES:- First things first, amazingly choreographed electrifying dance sequences are the biggest highlights of this film. Easily can be termed as one of the best dance films of India till date. Full marks to the dancing choreography team of Rahul Shetty, Kruti Mahesh and Tashan Muir. Varun Dhawan performs like a seasoned dancer so is Shraddha Kapoor. Nora Fatehi isn’t only sizzles but also makes you feel like she doesn’t have any bones in her body. Prabhu Deva makes you feel nostalgic with his brilliant dance performance in ‘Muqabla’ song. Rest of the dancers are equally amazing in the film.
Sachin Jigar’s background music is topnotch. In fact the duo’s composition is simply stunning on ‘Dua-Karo’ song which is wonderfully sung by Arijit Singh-Bohemia and Sachin-Jigar.
The Next highlight of Street Dancer 3D is its heartfelt emotions. The film definetly has its heart at the right place. Remo D’souza’s well written story and Tushar Hiranandani & Jagdeep Sidhu’s taut screenplay deserve a mention. The narrative beautifully balances between dance and drama, passion and dreams, humanity and unity. As a director Remo D’souza impresses with his vision, execution and superlative direction. Farhad Samji and Jagdeep Sidhu’s dialogues are heart touching and clap worthy. To mention a few lines from the film, one of the friends of Sahej says to him, “Kabhi bhi kisi ka Dil maat todna. Woh kya hai na dua tujhe aage milegi ya na milegi, lekin saali baddua hai na, yeh tera picha kabhi nehi chodegi.”- such lines are so well written and effectively used in the narrative.
Varun excels as an actor, specially in the emotional scenes. Shradhha shines within her limited scope. Prabhu Deva aces the role of Anna. Nora Fatehi definitely deserves roles of leading lady in her upcoming films. Punit Pathak as Varun’s elder brother ‘Inder’ leaves a mark. Aparshakti Khurrana as ‘Amrinder’ gives a stellar performance. His emotional scene in the bus with Varun and towards the climax leaves a heart wrenching impact. Zarina Wahab is excellent in her cameo role of ‘Amrinder’s mother. Rest of the actors have played their parts quite well in the film.
Street Dancer 3D has rich production value with a visual treat. DOP Vijay Kumar Arora has wonderfully captured the film.
NEGATIVES:- It has its own share of flaws. Although the storyline engages and entertains but a few obvious questions come to your mind. How come a team member is allowed to change his team and start dancing for another team in the middle of a competition? Why a team is allowed to change its name from one name to another when a famous competition is going on? 10-15 mins runtime could have been trimmed easily as 2 Hrs 30 mins length is too long for a dance film. But these are minor glitches and can be negligible keeping its noble intention and wholesome entertainment in mind.
FINAL WORDS:- All said and done, Street dancer 3D is an electrifying dance extravaganza with a powerful message. It’s a delightful visual treat for all the dance lovers. Don’t leave the theatre without watching the end credits scenes.