Action, Bollywood, Drama, Romantic

Simmba – Only a family entertainer.

Why should you watch this film?

  • Funny – It’s dialogue mainly, will genuinely make you laugh. I will accredit it to Ranveer and Siddhartha Jhadav.
  • Ranveer Singh – Yes, he surely entered and stayed with his swagger switch on. As usual. Yes, he most definitely is a big reason to go watch Simmba. I know his fans would. Surprisingly, he never fails to impress. His power-packed, energetic personality always aids any character played by him and he is undoubtedly, the highlight of the film.
  • Family Entertainment – If you long to take your family and it’s been a while since a good family film came out in theaters, this is the one you should go for.
  • Surprise Element – You know, I was sitting in a theater filled with an entertaining audience. Thank the goodness, they weren’t commenting [like in cheap theaters in India] and only were cheering/applauding. They were doing it on the most deal-breaking scenes [I got encouraged too] which was sort of fun to watch and do BUT also on a scene which you have to wait for, till the end. No, it’s not Ajay Devgn‘s entry.
  • Sonu Sood & Supporting Cast – I am really glad for him. He is all new and improved and in his fittest form. Apart from him, Sara Ali Khan has a cute role, playing the love interest of Singh and you will realize why she asked for this film after all, when she should be working on getting more of impactful films. Credits to the immaculate Ashutosh Rana, Ashwini Kalsekar, Vijay Patkar and all the other veteran and new Marathi and Hindi actors who performed their bits really well. The list is long, trust me.
  • Masala – From now on, I shall give these kind of films a new genre, Masala. They have a bit of everything. Action, romance and drama. If you are that kind of a person who loves to watch films of which you know the ending to, this one’s for you. No complications attached.

You could miss it because,

  • It Is OverdramaticShetty‘s films have all the cars spinning, crashing and flying in the air, the overload of outstretched slow-motion action sequences and the exaggerated drama which bore people like me because my expectancy from a film has risen to another level.
  • Of The Music – Well, apart from the remake Aankh Marey, this time, Tanishk Bagchi couldn’t strengthen this department.
  • It Is Prolongated – There were scenes in the film that I wished weren’t so elastic.
  • It Has A Colorless Plot – It’s a no-brainer. You have cried on them before, you have got goosebumps on them, you have clapped on the wall-breaking entrances of the lead cast, you have gotten internally charged and frustrated on the hero’s bad situation before and then been happy when he wins in the end.
  • Of The Dumb/Lame Moments – There are more than a few. It is mandatory in a Rohit Shetty Picturez production. You’ll know.

We all know how director Rohit Shetty has been making films of this genre for a long time now and how he targets the mass audience, making them commercial hits at the box office. It is this, it will make you laugh, arise your goosebumps, make you all teary eyed, even. And then it will emotionally mould you with a good message in the end.

But the question still remains, do these kind of films score well critically? My answer is NO.

3/5

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Bollywood, Comedy, Drama, Romantic

Student Of The Year – The high roller debut.

I am mostly satisfied with this flick, maybe because it was hyped too much [before it’s release] which did inflate my level of expectations. A thoroughgoing journey of schooling, which had an assortment of repleted romance, drama, comedy, action and for a change, a sports apportionment too. Typical K’Jo types!

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When I saw Varun Dhawan in Jaipur, when they had come to a mall to promote their film, the first thought in my mind was that how is he going to take himself to the next level of being a star! One thing which I loved about him is his primitive personality, (may it be acting, dancing, or even his peculiarity) which makes him stand out between others. Probably he has a Bollywood background, so the genes have followed. About Sidharth Malhotra, his hard work is applaudable but his acting still needs work. The ‘Angry Young Man’ look suited him. Just that he is quite stiff or inflexible during his dance fragments. Alia Bhatt‘s charm is just teeming. Acting and dancing-wise she is pretty awesome too.

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Two other supporting characters which I will praise, especially, are, Kayoze Irani (as Sodo). Like-father-like-son, I must say! He made Boman Irani proud by showing a master-piece act. And Sahil Anand (as Jeet) is such a natural and funny as well. Manjot Singh and Sana Saeed supported the cast well too.

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Last but not the least, I will give a few important credits to 1) The veteran Rishi Kapoor, 2) The classy Ram Kapoor and 3) The Mr. Perfect Ronit Roy. All of them added a special kind of flavor to Student Of The Year.

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Cast chosen: Unerring. Story written: Rejuvenating. Everybody had already been eulogizing the music, before the movie was released. All thanks to Vishal-Shekhar! To sum it up, it is a good entertainer. It is rather targeted at the younger generation but even families can go watch it.

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4/5

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