Bollywood's much-anticipated venture 'Simmba' has finally hit the big screens on Friday, December 28. The Rohit Shetty directorial stars Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, and Sonu Sood, in the lead and marks a special appearance of 'Singham' actor Ajay Devgn. The action-comedy is written by Yunus Sajawal-Sajid-Farhad and is jointly produced by Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar under the banner of Rohit Shetty Picturez and Dharma Productions.
The film starts with a corrupt cop 'Simmba' who enjoys being a deceitful policeman and takes full advantage of the rogue lifestyle. He accepts bribes from the criminals he arrests and then sets them free. As the story proceeds, he gets a transfer to a new place, where he meets the love of his life Sara Ali Khan and the following incidents eventually changes the conception of his life.
'Simmba' tells the story of an orphan who grows up to be a corrupt police officer with sole aim in life is to gain power and money. However, following a major twist in the plot, the character has a transformation as he realises his mistake and eventually chooses his duty over money. The film is a spin-off of Rohit Shetty's 'Singham' franchise and marks a special appearance of Ajay Devgn who reprises his role as DCP Bajirao Singham.
'Simmba ' stands true to the expectation of the viewers and it is all about 'entertainment, entertainment and more entertainment'. The action-packed comedy-drama is a treat to the eyes and will assure that one has a good laugh. Lead actor Ranveer Singh can be seen just being himself all throughout the film. His quirk and humour are definitely the highlights! On the other hand, Sara Ali Khan also does a good job in the film when it comes to the performance, however, unlike her debut film 'Kedarnath' she does not have any significant role in the film. The action-packed drama also has to the point cinematography and mind-blowing action scenes- that are quite the obvious in a Rohit Shetty directorial. From Ranveer's to Ajay Devgn's entry, the intense action scenes have left the theatre wowed. Even the songs in the film are thoughtfully placed.
There is not much to feel, but a lot to enjoy in 'Simmba'. Although the film has a predictable but well-scripted storyline, some scenes may come across as 'over dramatic' to the viewer. Further, The special and cameo appearances in the film have raised the excitement level.
In fact, the end credits of the film teased a massing spin-off sequel that will leave the audience in utter surprise. To conclude, the 'Mighty Morphin’ Men of Masala Movies' definitely roared on screen in this one-time watch.
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, and Sonu Sood (lead)
What works: Intense action scenes, catchy dialogues, Ranveer Singh's super-energetic performance, and the humour quotient.
What doesn't: The chemistry between the lead pair could have been better.
Watch the trailer here: