It starts with the shot of Kaptaan Singh (Sunny Kaushal) in the army. Then the story transports to the current era in which we see Jaggi (also played by Vicky Kaushal) who is a Bhangra player. He’s in the quest of a female Bhangra player and meets Simi (Rukshar Dhillon). Later they get to know both are from opposite colleges & that creates friction in them.
They both get into the national level Bhangra competition opposite each other to win sponsorship and go internationally to London. Apart from the competition both of them carry a personal reason why they want to go to London. The rest of the story is all about who will win the competition to win the sponsorship and what will happen next.
Dheeraj Rattan lacks competitiveness which is common in this genre of movies. You really never fall for the competition happening in the game. It’s all about the characters & their personal issues. They keep you engrossed for a while but that’s about it. As the story proceeds, it starts to become worthless.
Sunny Kaushal remains the best of the lot. He delivers a genuine performance and dances really well. Rukshar is good at dance moves too but fails to leave a mark. She’s average at best. Supporting cast isn’t strong. Sheeba Chaddha struggles, while Shriya Pilgaoankar is just about okay.
Sneha Taurani’s direction offers a visual treat and there’s not much to appreciate beyond that. She manages to capture the Bhangra choreography very well. Where she fails is to maintain the intrigue of the viewers. A lot of issues are thrown around just for the sake of it.
Despite being a dance film relying heavily on songs, there’s not a much of melodious aura going around it. Though some of the songs work well, a film like this needs almost all of the songs to click well. Still, music ticks the checkboxes of good things about the film.
Dheeraj Rattan does two jobs for the film – Screenplay & Story. The story is the major culprit of the film which spoils the fun. Dheeraj manages to pen a visually delightful screenplay but that doesn’t stay for a long.
Overall, Bhangra Paa Le is a weak film that’s backed with a decent performance by Sunny Kaushal. It could be watched at home when you’ve some lazy time to spare.