Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon, Shriya Pilgaonkar
Bollywood Bubble Rating
About The Film
‘Bhangra Paa Le’ is about dance, dance, and more dance. The film is a story that runs parallelly in two different time zones. While one is set in the pre-independence era, the other is set in the present time. Both storylines are based around how the love for Bhangra for a family teaches them important life lessons and how it makes them come closer to what their heart feels. Will Bhangra be able to bring everyone closer? Will, that’s what the film is all about.
Sunny Kaushal has done a commendable job. Just like in his last big film, ‘Gold’, he aces the character of a Sardar with aplomb. The young hipster city boy character could have been a bit more finesse, but he makes it up with the amazing dance that he does. With every song, Sunny Kaushal proves that he has put in a lot of hard work into learning the Bhangra perfectly. As an avid lover of the dance form, I can say with total conviction that Sunny Kaushal is impeccable as a Bhangra dancer.
Rukshar Dhillon has a supple cuteness to herself which is unavoidable. Her cute antics and good looks are sure to make any guy fall for her. However, it’s her dance moves (Bhangra) which will keep you hooked onto the screens every time she comes to the dance floor.
The music of the film by JAM8, Rishi Rich, Yash Narvekar and A Bazz is worth a mention. Songs like Raanjhan and Peg Sheg will stick onto your lips after you leave the theatres.
Sadly, nothing else in the film is worth a lot of mention.
The direction by Sneha Taurani is amateurish, to say the least. Some of the takes are so long, which makes the viewing of the movie a bore. It could have very well have been reduced by a lot.
While the direction was amateurish, the editing by Antara Lahiri is also slack. The movie could have easily been trimmed by 15-20 minutes.
Moving on, the story and screenplay by Dheeraj Rattan is very predictable. While the plot of the pre-independence era is still worth a mention, the present-day story is something which the makers have not even tried to serve the old wine in a new bottle.
‘Bhangra Paa Le’ is all about dance, but if that was the whole point of the movie, it should never have been made. Rather, Sneha Taurani should have been greenlit a music album which consisted of numerous greatly executed Bhangra dance numbers. Sadly, this film is a snoozefest and makes you feel bored to the core. I am hoping for something better from Sunny Kaushal and Rukshar Dhillon. I am going with 2 stars, just for the two rising stars (Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon)
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