Release Date: 24th January, 2020
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Shakti Mohan, Sonam Bajwa
Writer/Director: Remo DSouza
Producer/s: Bhushan Kumar, Lizelle Dsouza, Krishan Kumar
Street Dancer 3D Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhudheva, Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak
Director: Remo D’Souza
What’s Good: Second half of the title – Dancers – they’re brilliant, Prabhudheva enjoys the maximum cheers as Muqabla starts & it’s totally worth it
What’s Bad: First half of the title – Street because it’s totally misleading (read to know more about this aspect), despite having a story it’s not enough to balance with the spins & whirls happening through
Loo Break: Whenever you see they’re building an emotional sequence or someone’s trying to act, just head out of there and come back in on the beats of the music
Watch or Not?: If you’ve watched every dance show on this planet, the Step Up series, ABCD 1 & 2 – you might know all the tricks so you can skip it. Rest of you, give it a try for the dance
It’s all about the verses between two dance groups – Team India VS Team Pakistan in London. Team India is Sahej’s (Varun Dhawan) Street Dancers & Team Pakistan is Inayat’s (Shraddha Kapoor) Rulebreakers. The rivalry between them is registered from the moment they meet but there’s no backdrop apart from the religious difference. Brother Inder (Punit Pathak) burdens his dream of winning the Ground Zero dance competition on Sahej (Varun Dhawan).
Anna (Prabhudheva) who runs a hotel shows the reality of stuck immigrants to Inayat and the team. They now want to win the battle to help those immigrants. Sahej with three of his best dancers joins London’s local group The Royals and gets criticised for his decision. Now, what he does next and how well does he do on the path of his ‘homecoming’ is what the rest of the story is all about.
Street Dancer 3D Movie Review: Script Analysis
Before we dive deep into the technical aspects, could someone in the comments section remind me why this isn’t called ABCD3? Remo D’Souza’s goes a mile ahead of actually including a story in between all the dance. It’s very manipulating when it introduces the emotional angle but surprisingly it works at places. Good to see how Remo D’Souza takes a dig at dance films, when in a scene Varun says, “4-5 saalo se yahi dance toh kar rahe hai.”
One major thing where the film lacks is its storyline. However good the choreography is when you know who’ll win it ultimately eliminates the thrills. A thought that kept me bothered throughout was, why the makers didn’t go full desi-style street when they had to name this one as Street Dancer? Streets have zero role to play making the title misleading. The electrifying effect in the initial performance, usage of magical tricks while dancing and a lot happens on the floor which keeps you intrigued.
Street Dancer 3D Movie Review: Star Performance
Varun Dhawan gets his moves right and the dancer in him just overshadows the actor in him. That’s what’s required and he has improved a lot since ABCD 2 smoothening his dance moves. Shraddha Kapoor gets no scope to act but she balances that with her beautiful presence on the dance-floor. Though not as good as the professional dancers around her, efforts are truly visible. She deserved a more balanced character to add the value.
Prabhudheva got the maximum cheers in our press show when he just broke into dancing on Muqabla. Won’t even give my two cents neither on his acting chops nor his dancing skills because we all know what’s what. Out of the dancers, Dharmesh gets his act right and enjoys lil bit of both the departments. Nora Fatehi looked the most ‘dancer’ than all the dancers around.
Street Dancer 3D Box Office Review- Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudheva, Nora Fatehi, Aparshakti Khurana, Punit Pathak, Salman Yusuff Khan, Dharmesh Yelande, Raghav Juyal
Director: Remo D’Souza
Producer: T Series
Street Dancer 3D Box Office Review: Expectations
Every time Remo D’Souza has made a dance film, he has hit the bull’s eye. His last dance film ABCD 2 starring Varun, Shraddha and Prabhudheva was in fact a 100 crore grosser. Now after 5 years, the expectations are only bigger.
Street Dancer 3D Box Office Review: Impact
I watched an 8AM show of the film amidst more than 50% full theater. Even though the show got disrupted in between due to technical reasons, the spirit of the audience remained unaffected. The paying public cheered and clapped during several parts in the film and that makes the point clear and loud.
Since Street Dancer 3D is a celebration of dance and dancers, you would be wrong if you expect a thick and layered storyline from the film. Just go for the dance and emotions and you will come out with a smile on your face. And it’s not like there’s no story at all. It’s nice to be honest with ample amount of moments to touch your emotional side.
The cinematography is excellent and 3D adds value to the overall feel. Dance has been amazingly choreographed. Be it Varun, Shraddha, Nora or Prabhudheva everyone makes sure to deliver what you expect from them. Dharmesh and Punit Pathak are excellent as well in their moments.
However, Street Dancer 3D really lacks in a few factors and one of them being music. In a film like this, music plays a huge part and since no song in the film except of “Ajj koi duaa karo” makes an impression, the impact remains restricted. The other one is that it’s another Bollywood film in which they have literally killed Punjabi language. After listening to Punjabi dialogues said by Varun I was like, “Itna galat kaise ho sakte ho bhai?” That’s not it, they have made even legendary Punjabi female actor like Nirmal Rishi speak wrongly worded dialogues.
Next time a Bollywood writer, works on Punjabi dialogues, please come to me yaar but don’t write cringeworthy Punjabi, please.
Street Dancer 3 Box Office Review: Final Verdict
Overall, Street Dancer 3D will be liked and enjoyed by the audience. Clash with Panga and competition from Tanhaji in Maharashtra will restrict its overall BO value. There’s no benefit of the free week as well but it’ll still make a good mark. While a 100 crores+ business for the film is given, it can target a lifetime of near 125 crores.