Vidyut Jammwal has become one of the top action stars of the film industry. The actor, it seems, wants to take it to the next level with his upcoming ventures. The latest attempt towards this was the movie Sanak, which released on Friday. The Commando star is once again doing that he loves the most, packing punches and delivering kicks.
Though the movie directly hit the web amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reviews started pouring in on Twitter. While one section was impressed with the action and the thriller element, another felt that the movie did not live up to the expectations. Here's looking at what netizens had to say about the action thriller:
Reviews for Sanak were mixed. Comments ranged from the 'best action thriller' to a 'failed attempt.'
One netizen called Vidyut the 'greatest action hero of the country' after watching Sanak for 'original & bone-breaking stunt work at a breathless pace.' One suggested that he was Hollywood material and that he deserved a 'power-packed script' to showcase his potential. Words like 'edge of the seat drama', 'power-packed Dussehra gift' were used by some, while some appreciated the lack of 'unwanted heroism & cringe dialogues'
Neha Dhupia and Chandan Roy Sanyal, who plays the role of the antagonist were acknowledged by the netizens.
#Sanak is a bang & sock-em action thriller courtesy of @VidyutJammwal & @wackyscanner who deliver original & bone-breaking stunt work at a breathless pace reiterating Jammwal as the greatest action hero of our country.@VidyutJammwal yeh dil maange more.@RukminiMaitra @rroyyso pic.twitter.com/BCBmFYvaQX— Chandra Mouli Daga (@CmDaga) October 15, 2021
Done with #Sanak just now, edge of the seat drama. @VidyutJammwal's Action is the USP, never seen before thrilling action, no unwanted heroism & cringe dialogues, few scenes kept me hooked, @RukminiMaitra impressive @IamRoySanyal deadly. Climax could have been better #SanakReview pic.twitter.com/85wqVh5C3X— Vidyuts Maniac (@vidyuts_maniac) October 14, 2021
One line review of #Sanak :— Yogesh Mishra (@yhmishra) October 15, 2021
"...a power-packed Dussehra gift"
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½@VidyutJammwal @RukminiMaitra @ZeeStudios_ @DisneyPlusHS #DisneyPlusHotstar @NehaDhupia @IamRoySanyal @kanishk_v @sunshinepicture @Aashin_A_Shah @ZeeMusicCompany pic.twitter.com/Hypf3qL1YK
There is one #Sanak in everyone of us & that #Sanak should be used to beat the evil. So guys enjoy this weekend watching this fabulous action thriller starring our very own Junglee boy @VidyutJammwal & directed by @kanishk_v. Wishing all the luck to both of you 🤗@DisneyPlusHS pic.twitter.com/M2WIWkoBP1— Sourabh Choudhary (@MrChoudharyS) October 15, 2021
I think one the Best Action Thriller I ever seen❤️❤️ Mind blowing performance By #VidyutJammwal and #RukminiMaitra .. Lot's of love to both of you and also #sanak Team Because it's all about team game ... pic.twitter.com/24byhhc6sB— sourav roy (@sourav0112roy5) October 15, 2021
@VidyutJammwal please someone send him to Hollywood or give him some power packed script. He deserves some big banner action films. His action scenes saved Sanak or else the script wasn't that gripping.— Jeet Dutta (@Dutta_Jeet99) October 15, 2021
#Sanak a typical #vidhyutjamval movie— murtuja sadikot (@murtujabest) October 15, 2021
its one time ott watch....lots of action and masala , and yes chandan roy sanyal aka #bhupaswami also steal the show with his negative character... @NehaDhupia is also remarkable as cop... its 3 star out of 5 from my side..@DisneyPlusHS
On the other hand, the other terms for the movie were 'cliched action thriller' with a lack of originality. One stated that despite the movie not being up to the mark and being 'shoddily written & abysmally directed film', Vidyut had stood out and was the only saving grace. One Twitter user called the movie average.
"Sanak has neither the madness nor the exhilarating thrills to justify its title"— Ambar Chatterjee (@AmbarChatterjee) October 15, 2021
Its as bad as #Yaara #ThePower #Junglee#Sanak #VidyutJammwal #NehaDhupia #Zee5 #ChandanRoySanyal https://t.co/BHqAMQVc22
#Sanak Review: #VidyutJammwal brings the same old cliched action thriller with no sense of originality. In a nutshell, SANAK rests on Vidyut Jammwal’s presence and the same-old-boring action scenes. You can skip this one for sure.— Indian Box Office (@TradeBOC) October 15, 2021
Rating - 4/10. #SanakReview pic.twitter.com/3nKUQriwaK
#Sanak - ⭐️⭐️— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) October 15, 2021
A FAILED attempt in a hostage drama genre. #VidyutJammwal honest act & action scenes are the only saving grace in this shoddily written & abysmally directed film. Screenplay could’ve been more tighter, faster with strong emotions backing the content. #SanakReview pic.twitter.com/tufH8GUyTK
he calls his wife: baby 7 times in 20 seconds. then she's in the hospital which is taken over by terrorists. he has to fight them.— manishalakhe (@manishalakhe) October 15, 2021
i tried to watch #Sanak and then gave up.
With Sanak, Vidyut is joining hands once again with the filmmaker Vipul Amrutal Shah, with whom he has worked in the three installments of the Commando franchise.
Sanak is directed by Kanishka Varma. The movie also stars Bengali actor Rukmini Maitra, among others. The plot of the movie revolves around terrorists taking up hostages at a hospital. Vidyut's character, whose girlfriend is one of the patients, takes up the challlening task. The movie is available for streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.