Street Dancer 3D Movie Review : An celebration of dance


Street Dancer 3D Story: Arch rivals Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) and Sahej (Varun Dhawan) would be the captains of two powerhouse dance teams — Rule Breakers and Street Dancers, respectively. In order to prove their supremacy over one another, both the gangs lock horns in a dance contest that is top-notch. But, their outlook towards life undergoes a radical change as they tread along.

Street Dancer 3D Review:

Adorably pompous by nature, Inayat knows she’s got them both — killer looks and impressive dance moves to’kuch alag karne ka’ — and has no qualms about using these innate weapons to rub her age-old foe up the wrong way; the ultimate softie and cut-throat competitor, Sahej. Not-so-secretly, the duo, has always wanted to conquer each other in the art-form they’re truly passionate about — dance although they have a respectable fan-base on the streets of London.

What starts off as a benign tiff between two opponents, takes the form of something bigger than themselves, as the story progresses towards one of the dance challenges in the world. A dance flick,’Street Dancer 3D’ also encapsulates the ethical growth of a bunch of skilled dancers — the bigger theatrics that’s life and both on stage.

Street Dancer 3D Cast

The pair — Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan’s impressive and opulent entries — includes Remo D’Souza’s signature style imprinted all over it. In his third dance-based film, the choreographer-turned-writer/director has upped his game in terms of the presentation of various dance forms — Jazz, Contemporary, Afro, Krump, Locking and Popping, Animation Tutting, Urban and Slow Mo. — and has aptly managed to rope in some very polished performers from the world over.

With her knot, in actuality, profusion of sass and impeccable dance, big hair turns out to be rather the revelation and shows the charm of a glam diva. Aside from Shradhha and Varun representation of NRIs has worked hard on their postures and total dance movements, and it shows on screen despite them being surrounded by a surplus of supremely talented dancers. Shraddha’s borderline Inayat complements Varun’s sentimental Sahej. The VFX, too, proves to be an benefit as Remo has used technology’s power to keep things visually appealing for the viewer at all times.

Salman Yusuff Khan, Punit Pathak, dancers-turned-actors Dharmesh Yelande and Raghav Juyal have played with their parts competently and the act as this silent of Prabhudeva is a surprise package. His version of’Muqabla’ is a minute and stirs old memories.

What doesn’t favour the story is that the length; it should have been cut with a good 20 minutes. Yes, dance rightly takes the centre stage in’Street Dancer 3D’ but it is almost impossible to overlook the haphazard writing; for one, the film begins with one underlying theme and wraps up with entirely another, thus, leaving the viewers perplexed in the first half and disappointed at the second.

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True, it is a film but when a plethora of songs, dance sequences and battlefield banters are thrown in after each five to seven minutes, then it may get distracting for a die-hard fan of this genre. Also, this movie caters to the ones who like to see sets — the dance fans, and the taste of a section of the audience.

‘Street Dancer 3D’ does have a powerful message to send across to its audience — that of love in the face of hardship, compassion towards those we know and those we don’t, and stresses upon the importance of friendship over private gains — but neglects to stitch it together with an organised cinematic fabric. If not for the story, watch it. And, get ready to groove and move!

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