Bhangra Paa Le – Got The Tune But Lack The Lustre Cast & Crew:
Release Date15 Nov 2019
Star CastSunny Kaushal
ChoreographerVijay Ganguly Aadil Shaikh Sahaj Singh Bosco Martis Caesar Gonsalves
Music DirectorJam8 Rishi Rich Keeran A-Bazz
CinematographyJitan Harmeet Singh
Music CompanyTips Music Films
Bhangra Paa Le is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film, directed by debutant Sneha Taurani and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It stars Sunny Kaushal and Rukshar Dhillon. This film marks the Hindi film debut of Balraj Singh Khehra and Himanshu Sharma. Bhangra Paa Le.
Verdict : Flop-
Bollywood dance and musical extravaganza’s usually come with a weak narrative or none at all, but Bhangra Paa Le tries it and fails miserably. If you’re looking for groovy dance moves and good music, it’s a sure shot winning pick for you, but if you’re looking for story, acting, narrative or meaning, well, sadly it has got none.
Directorial debut of Sneha Taurani shuffles between two time zones so frantically that at one point, you just lose track whether you’re watching a dance and musical drama or some reincarnation silliness.
There is a scene where a soldier pulls up a drum and start beating it in the middle of dusty battlefield during the ongoing World War II, and cut to, a modern day college in Amritsar, where girls are auditioning for a spot in a Bhangra troupe. The lead dancer of this college troupe is also Sunny Kaushal.
Sunny thinks he has found the perfect female counterpart when he lays his eyes on Simi (Rukshar) racking up a storm with her dance. The bubbling romance turns toxic when Jaggi realises Simi is a member of the rival college’s troupe, with equal ambition. She too wants a spot on the Bhangra Battle in London in order to put some personal ghost to rest.
Hence the conflict Arises! And the story goes downhill from here! And we’re made to sit through a series of songs, repetitive choreographed dance routines, and a great deal of exposition and the end, you feel happy that it ended and now you can go home!
Sunny, plays Jaggi and Captaan, dances his heart out in the numerous set pieces but lacks the charisma. Newbie Rukshar lacks the smoothness of a dancer but her sweet act as the self-assured Simi is fun to watch. The film also features Shriya Pilgaonkar as Captaan’s (Sunny) love Nimmo waiting for his return to Malwa village.
In spite of best efforts by the actors, a weak script, poor direction, boring choreography, and different time zones – it will burn your brain rather than the dance floor.