By Arun Sajnani
Where the “Singham Series” left off, is where “SIMMBA” continues…in this Rohit Shetty franchise. This time we have Ranveer Singh taking on this role of a Marathi Indian Police Officer that heads police branch near Goa. He is no Robin Hood. He wants to make fast money on the side from goons and shady people.
It is a predictable theme that is seen in many Bollywood films, where the cop is corrupt, and takes bribes to have a better life. But what Ranveer Singh does, he puts his own humor, wittiness, filled with Masala dialogues, that makes the audience sit up and watch his antics come to unfold in this action caper. The film then takes a turn when a close friend like younger sister of “Simmba” gets raped by drug peddlers, who are Dharva Ranade’s 2 younger brothers. Dharva, played by Sonu Sood, brings that “Dabangg” type villain style back, but with a family.
The film has a moral message on how to get justice for rape victims, which leads our hero to fight for justice. Like I said it is a predictable theme, like the way films were in the 80’s & 90’s. But the dialogues have a lot of solid punches for the audience to blow those whistles, and claps.
Actor Ranveer Singh is a natural in this commercial entertainer. He will draw a full house audience with this film. As for his love interest played by Sara Ali Khan is good in the brief role she has, as a food caterer appears cute and has that confidence to be a leading lady for today’s generation of actresses. Even Ashutosh Rana should get a special mention of portraying an honest Hawaldar that is boiling from inside, when laws are being taken for granted. But the main trump card of this film is the dialogues and music, which must be enjoyed on the big screen. The film gets a 4 star recommendation. Go and see it. Courtesy Awesome TV & BEING FILMY.