TopYaps Rating: 3.5/5
Simmba is the last big release of 2018 and hence it is one of the much-awaited ones. Starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in its principal cast, the action entertainer seems to have all the ingredients that a typical commercial potboiler must have to keep the audience hooked to their seats. Let’s find out what is in store in the latest Rohit Shetty directorial.
What Is Simmba All About?
Orphaned at an early age, Sangram ‘Simmba’ Bhalerao (Ranveer Singh) chooses to be a police officer because this profession can give him everything that he always hankered after – money, power and loads of swag. The irony is that he belongs to Shivgadh, the same small town where Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) was born and brought up.
Simmba is everything that a police officer should not be. He is corrupt! He is unscrupulous and unprincipled and can go to any length to protect drug mafia Durva Ranade (Sonu Sood) who runs almost every illegal business in Goa. However, when a girl called Akruti is brutally raped by Ranade’s wayward brothers at their pub, Simmba changes for good. He has a change of heart and decides to bring the perpetrators to book, come what may.
What Impresses In The Film?
Simmba is a true-blue Rohit Shetty film. When you enter a cinema hall to watch a Rohit Shetty movie, you know well what to expect from it. Just like his previous films, Shetty’s Simmba also fulfills all your expectations and satisfies you with its perfect dose of entertainment. There is an endless list of surprises for you, which will make your experience even better.
Ranveer Singh as the corrupt cop steals the show. He is in top form in this masala entertainer that relies heavily on his newfound stardom. Right from the first scene to the last one, Simmba belongs to Ranveer. With his vim and vigor, he makes this character even more likable. Sara Ali Khan, who recently made her debut with Kedarnath (2018), looks pretty on screen, especially in songs like Aankh Maare and Tere Bin Nahi Jeena.
Talking about the supporting cast, Ashutosh Rana stands out from the rest. He is brilliant! It’s after ages we get to see the talented actor in a very different role, and he nails it perfectly. The film is amusing and briskly paced. Having said that, it could have been trimmed better to shorten its length.
What Fails To Impress?
Though there are a couple of issues with the film, one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is the pairing of Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. Both look uncomfortable while doing romantic scenes and their chemistry has no fizz. The duo fails to show any spark as a couple and that is highly disappointing.
One question you are definitely going to ask yourself after watching the film is that why Sara was even there. She gets a poorly written part to play. Her character has no graph whatsoever. She is there just to be the love interest of a police officer. I don’t get it what made her say yes to such a feeble character. Maybe the big names associated it. I am glad that she did not make her debut with Simmba.
Besides that, the second half of the film tries to hammer into some social message in audiences’ head. Though the message is quite pertinent and of great importance, the way it is delivered seems forceful and overdramatic. However, Simmba manages to shine through most of its flaws because of Ranveer Singh. When he is there on the screen, you are more interested in knowing what he does next than complaining about various flaws in the flick.
Simmba is a masala entertainer with catchy dialogues, high-octane action scenes and brilliant performances by the lead cast. It certainly lacks story but can be a good watch.
Banner: Dharma Productions, Rohit Shetty Pictures
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood
Music: Tanishk Bagchi
Duration: 155 Minutes