Verdict: Rohit Shetty & Ranveer Singh deliver more than what they promised.
The last big movie of 2018 has finally hit the theatres. Simmba, starring the energetic Ranveer Singh and newbie Sara Ali Khan, has all the right elements you would expect from a commercial Bollywood film. Directed by the maverick Rohit Shetty, Simmba is a cop action drama that is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
What’s Simmba About:
Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba is an orphan boy growing up in the town of Shivgad. He believes that becoming a police officer – a corrupt one at that – will make him successful and rich. Simmba works towards his goal until he finally gets the badge. On his transfer from Shivgad Police Station to Miramar Police Station, he meets the deadliest goon in town – Durva Ranade (Sonu Sood). Simmba keeps mum about the various illegal activities carried out by Durva and his brothers in return for money. Head Constable Moilee (Ashutosh Rana) constantly reprimands Simmba for his corrupt ways but he does not heed his advice, which costs him dear as one of his loved ones falls prey to the brutality of Durva’s two younger brothers. This incident makes him question his beliefs and transform himself. The new and improved Simmba sets out to seek justice for the victim at any cost.
Simmba may be similar to Rohit Shetty’s other film Singham but Ranveer as Sangram Bhalerao gives it his own touch. You could even say that this character was tailor-made for the actor. He stands tall in his khaki uniform, which at times, will give you goosebumps from all the prowess shown in the film. Simmba can definitely be considered as one of the best performances by Ranveer Singh off late.
While it was well known that Ranveer would be the central focus of the film, Sonu Sood holds his own. The actor, as the antagonist to Simmba, looks fierce and powerful as Durva Ranade. If there is a director who knows exactly what the audience wants to see in a commercial entertainer, it is none other than Rohit Shetty. The film touches upon a very relevant issue in the country and the director does a great job conveying the message amidst all the entertainment. The dialogues by Farhad Samji are simply hilarious and Ranveer Singh’s delivery makes them clap-worthy. The action-packed scenes with Ranveer Singh as Simmba and Ajay Devgn as Singham can give you goosebumps. Look out for the special surprise at the end of the film – it will definitely leave you amazed.
What Could’ve Been Better:
Sara Ali Khan, who plays Ranveer Singh’s love interest as Shagun, seems wasted in this role. Her character, in the beginning, felt like an important part of the film, but she simply fades away as the story takes a turn. We would have loved to see more of the actress, given her impressive performance in the very little time she is on screen. There are also quite a few cliched scenes and dialogues in the film but hey! This is what you came for and it gets better with the amazing performances by the actors.
Why You Should Watch:
Rohit Shetty has got tons of surprises in store for you. Simmba is an out-and-out entertainer that will be loved by anyone who watches it. Here’s hoping Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty agree to collaborate a few more times for the sake of pure entertainment.