Simmba Movie Review 2018: Roars For All The Right Reasons

Simmba Movie Review 2018: Roars For All The Right Reasons

Movie Name
Rohit Shetty
Action, Comedy, Drama
02 hours 38 minutes

Simmba Review

Redemption, emotion and action pack such a wallop in the second half that the trotting pace of the earlier portion is soon forgotten.

It takes a while to get used to the over-the-top Sangram Bhalerao alias Simmba who's a cop solely for the money power it gives him. Looking at a posting only as a gold mine, he swaggers and doesn't even bother to wear his uniform. But somewhere deep inside resides a chivalrous guy who surfaces whena woman is brutalised.

At the halfway mark, you wonder if Rohit Shetty has made the mistake of picking up a 70s theme. You know, the old routine of sister gets raped and brother goes on a revenge spree, with a couple of romantic songs that don't take the script anywhere. But post-interval it's like Rohit Shetty decided to remake PINK in his own trademark style. And that's when Ranveer Singh the actor also gets into the groove, breathing fire and coming down like a ton of bricks on men who violate a woman because she has hurt their ego.

It's the strong anti-rape and ‘mind your boys' message that empowers Simmba.

When you really give it a thought, there's a departure from conventional commercial cinema on many other fronts too.

It's a nice touch when an upright subordinate won't salute the corrupt Simmba.

The main antagonist Durva Ranade is not the boozing, womanising kind of villain but a family man.

If Singham had his athamajhisakatli, Simmba has his ‘Tell me something I don't know' line.

Scenes like the encounter in the police station and the emotional transformation of Simmba uplift it from the ordinary.

But most of all, it's the combination of two action-powered franchises Singham and Simmba that really puts Rohit Shetty ahead of everybody else. Once dependable Ajay Devgn as Bajirao Singham joins the fray, it's win-win all the way.And Sara Ali Khan as Simmba's girl has such a pleasant screen presence that she's here to stay.

Ranveer Singh energises Simmba with his youth, his punches and his emotional connect especially after he dons the uniform.

Casting a strong SonuSood as Durva Ranade is splendid as it requires both Simmba and Singham to tame him.

And the surprise addition of Sooryavanshi at the end ups the ante.

Disclaimer: We are proud that LehrenTV reviewer Bharathi S Pradhan has been appointed an advisory member of the prestigious CBFC. However, her reviews reflect her personal appraisal of a film and do not in any way speak on behalf of the Censor Board.


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The Verdict

When you get three top heroes for the price of one, it’s a bargain.A special word of gratitude to Rohit Shetty and team for giving the khaki vardi the importance and respect it deserves.

For a superbly mounted action film with a bedrock of emotions and a vital social message, Simmba gets 3.5* rating.


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