Going by the title, you might think there will be a group of dancers who will be ruling the streets and hence it’s called what it’s called. But we’ve two dance groups in London, one has people from Pakistan and other no extra marks to guess. Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor) leads Rulebreakers and Sahej (Varun Dhawan) is the captain of Street Dancers. Sahej is following the dream of his brother Inder (Punit Pathak) to win the International dance competition Ground Zero happening in London.
Anna (Prabhudheva) is the connecting link between both the groups and ask them to dance together for winning the competition. The rest of the story is all about the reason that brings them together and whether or not will they reach the finals.
Remo D’Souza has penned the story which has nothing to do with the dance. An injured brother, few stuck immigrants and a whole lot of cluttered drama, Remo just doesn’t get it right. The story has a scope of dance and those are the moments when it actually shone. Makers have tried to mould a story to fit in the dance, but unfortunately, it doesn’t.
Varun Dhawan dances his heart out but that just burdens the actor in him. He tries too hard to act and that’s a turn off to see someone like him falling flat. Shraddha Kapoor gets zero scopes to prove her acting prowess. She looks beautiful and has a presence on the stage but doesn’t act. Aparshakti Khurana is wasted in the cameo. Out of the dancers, Dharmesh Yelande acts well and had a good amount of screen space.
Remo D’Souza is a live wire when it comes to dancing but he still needs to polish his directing skills. Major portions of the film is dancing and that he does well. The problem starts when it comes to handling the drama and he fails at that. Overall, a pretty average attempt minus the dancing.
Songs are the soul of this film. Illegal Weapon 2.0 and Garmi works really well. Lahore is wasted with the placement. Mainu Pind Jaana Hai leaves an impact on how its placed amidst the narrative. Sachin-Jigar’s background score is thumping and makes your foot-tap.
Vijay Kumar Arora’s cinematography is rich in every sense. The scale of the film is visible in every frame. Manan Ajay Sagar does a poor job in editing the film, it could’ve been way shorter.
Tushar Hiranandani and Jagdeep Sidhu’s Screenplay is scattered and never gets joined with the story.
Overall, Street Dancer 3D is high on dance but low on the story. It’ll get impossible to hold the attention of many just with the moves.