'Street Dancer 3D' Review: Worth only for the choreography and Nora Fatehi

Rating: 2/5 | Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhu Deva and others.


Rating: 2/5 | Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhu Deva and others.

We have seen Remo D'souza's capability with dance through his reality shows and films. With an aim to prove it once again, he is back with the third film of the ABCD franchise, titled 'Street Dancer 3D'. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi in lead roles. Besides them there are many dancers one would have seen in shows like Dance India Dance (DID) and Dance Plus. 

The film revolves around two rival groups - Street Dancers and Rule Brakers - led by Sehej (Varun Dhawan) and Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor). While, Sehej's group comprises of Indians, Inayat's group has Pakistanis. The rivalry is not only about the country, but also about the dance. Street Dancers lose the coveted title of winners at a competition named 'Ground Zero' as Sehej's brother, Inder (Punit Pathak), gets injured. This dream gets passed onto Sehej and he wants to win for his brother. On the other hand, Inayat wants to win Ground Zero to support the helpless immigrants get back to their country. One of them is Amrinder (Aparshakti Khurrana) comes to the UK but unfortunately gets cheated and wants to go back to India. But, Anna (Prabhudeva) knows that they can't do it on their own and their formula to win the competition is only when they come together. The remaining film takes us through their journey of winning the title. 

To be honest, the first half of Street Dancer 3D is enough to spoil the mood. The performances (dances) are fantastic and superbly choreographed, but the narrative fails to stitch these performance. The trailer of the film revealed the entire plot and unfortunately, these doesn't entertain enough despite making sense. The concept of India-Pakistan rivalry is old and there are evident flaws in the story which make it even more bothering. The second half of the film may come across as the saving grace but soon, it gets a monotonous too. The trouble however isn't for a short while as Street Dancer 3D is 150 minutes long (and tiring)

Acting isn't impressive either. Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are good actors, but their role lacks depth and there are times where you come across the extremes, where Varun will overact and Shraddha does the opposite. There is hardly anything they are able to do in the film, except for the dancing. But the good part of the film, besides the dance is Nora Fatehi, who steals the show with her moves. Though there are no dialogues in the film for her, Nora makes an impact and over shadows  both the lead actors. Aparshakri Khurrana has a very small and a boring role, and unlike his other characters, this one is passable.

To sum it up, this film would be liked by dance lovers. The plot of the story is ignore-worthy and if one brushes it off, the film would come across as a long special episode of Dance Plus (with special guests). If you really want to save money, prefer watching the trailer and then the video versions of the songs on YouTube. Instead of planning for Street Dancer, please watch other releases and support good content.

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