The Indian film industry, unlike its foreign counterparts churn out much fewer dance films. The ABCD franchise did create some hysteria, largely due to the success of its first part that had Prabhu Deva as the antagonist. He was part of ABCD-2 too and in order to expand the franchise, the maker roped in star, Varun Dhawan. Needless to say, the star and the dancing legend feature in Street Dancer as well—the unofficial third part of the ABCD franchise.
The story is set in London, where we are introduced to two sets of dance gangs, one an Indian group led by Sahej (Varun Dhawan) and the other being a Pakistani outfit helmed by Inayat (Shraddha Kapoor). For reasons best known to them, the two gangs are often at loggerheads. One night, while watching an India-Pakistan match at a pub, a nasty brawl breaks out, forcing the pub owner Anna (Prabhu Deva) to intervene. He tries to mediate between the two groups but to no avail.
We are introduced to a sub-plot about illegal Asian immigrants who are spread across the UK. Anna’s major objective is to feed those who are homeless but quite obviously, he isn’t rich enough feed them all. This is when a dance competition is announced, where a price money of 10000 pounds is offered to the winning team. If this is the motivation for Anna, Sahej’s eye is on the prize for a different reason, his brother’s redemption.