What is it all about?
A virtuoso spectacle of sound and fury that adds to the glory of the immensely popular b-town brand ‘Singham’. Reliance Entertainment, Ajay Devgn Films and Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’ is a pounding, action packed, raw, massy roar celebrating the cinema of yore.
Emerging as a worthy profitable forward to the franchise where Ajay Devgn keeps his brawny non -stop edge with Rohit Shetty as they come together once again in this genre, fulfilling the expectations of the huge fan base of the franchise, Ajay Devgn, and action buffs in general to better its previous 100 crore (nett) box office outing by smart marketing, right content targeting and distribution (holiday weekend release).
Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) is back in this Rohit Shetty story and Yunus Sajawal screenplay that doesn,t continue as a sequel but cashes on the franchise ‘Singham’.
Its Mumbai, Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) is now the DCP. Guruji (Anupam Kher) who Singham admires and has being his ex student is an honest political leader who is dreaming of a corruption clean and free India. His protest against black money is hated by Swamiji (Amol Gupte) and his political aide played by Zakir Hussain.
Singham intervenes to find his trusted loyal head constable killed and his team charged with case of bribery. Singham roars back with vengeance to find out the nexus between the politicians, so called dharma guru’s and black money laundering.
The writing over here is selfishly centered to please the masses taking liberties at convenience and will.
What to look out for
Keeping it loyalties intact to ‘Rohit Shetty’ and ‘Singham’ brand of entertainment. ‘Singham Returns’ proves again that the combo of Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty is another spelling of success. Be it comedy or action the duo delivers it to the core. Rohit Shetty in ‘Singham Returns’ is bang on target knowing exactly what the entertainment hungry souls of bollywood wants the director leaves no stone unturned to keep its target audience satisfied.
Farhad, and Sajid add crowd pleasing skins to Yunus Sajawal’s basic, tried and trusted plot skeleton. Farhad, and Sajid’s dialogues play a good role and will go well with the gallery and yes the catch line ‘Aata majhi satakli’ is used for desired effect.
Playing tribute to the angry cops of Bollywood Rohit Shetty makes ‘Singham Returns’ more pounding and raw as ordered by action buffs. The action is edgy, raw and full of fury. Having the backdrop of Mumbai the movie has some popular Marathi lingo coming in which will be liked by audience in Maharashtra.
As the old time creators of money spinners ordered Rohit Shetty while satisfying the audience with dopes of boom boom action, he also refreshes the audience with a fine lighter moments coming from Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Normally ladies in such genre are just brought in for decoration and song sequences but over here Kareena Kapoor Khan provides good smiles and has a meatier role.
A B-town potential blockbuster revolving around corrupt politicians and system but still no item number in the film..? well only Rohit Shetty can do that.. Rohit Shetty easily manages to skip item numbers in such genres without any danger to the movie’s prospects and making it suitable for a family outing is not a mean achievement.
Technicalities are excellent. Dudley's camera captures Mumbai marvelously; the aerial shots are eye pleasing.
The action sequences are a highlight choreographed by Rohit Shetty with Jai Singh Nijjar and Suniel Rodrigues, the action is a raw and edgy treat for action lovers. Steven H. Bernard editing is fantastic especially during the action sequence.
‘Singham’ is Ajay Devgn’s most savored character at the box office. Born to play such roles Ajay Devgn in ‘Singham Returns’ adds ‘brawny’ points to his distinguish career as an actor with great versatility and intensity. Ajay is top notch, in complete command, pleasing the gallery from first frame to the last the b-town actor with the most expressive eyes gives a ‘blockbuster’, ‘winning’ full paisa vasool’ performance.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is a pleasant surprise. Looking gorgeous in those salvar kameez, the actress teases all the way long with her impeccable comic timing at par with Jab We Met, Golmaal entertaining the audience and providing them with the much needed smile.
Amole Gupte as Swamiji is wickedly vivacious villain in such genres must be able to successfully registered hate amongst the audience and Amol Gupte does a commendable job.
Other cast chips in with some valuable support starting with Mahesh Manjrekar who is fine. Anupam Kher is excellent. Zakir Hussain is fantastic. Sharat Saxena is good as the police Commissioner. The small tube CID sensation Dayanand Shetty is marvelous doing exactly what is expected from him.
Ashwini Kalsekar leaves her mark in her role designed on popular TV reporter. Yo Yo Honey Singh's 'Aata Majhi Satakli' coming at the end of the movie is foot tapping.
It carries the same cliché complains a commercial masala massy entertainer from bollywood has. Having an easy going, escapist, unrealistic solution to the country’s problem. Scripting the movie at convenience and will.
Conclusion: Adding action packed, raw and roaring glory to the immensely popular brand ‘Singham’ story, ‘Singham Returns’ to roar bigger and better. ‘Roar’ (go for it).