Verdict: Parmish Verma impresses as Pollywood’s new angry young man.
Singham has already been made in five languages, including Hindi. So when Punjabis get their own cop story with none other than the current favorite Parmish Verma playing the angry cop, the film certainly raises expectations. Sonam Bajwa, who has an impeccable record at the box office, is paired opposite him. The fresh jodi is also a factor that has increased excitement to watch Singham. Can this Punjabi version of a successful enterprise entertain the audience as much as its namesake? Let’s analyze.
What’s Singham About:
DSP Dilsher Singh (Parmish Verma) gets his first posting and subsequently takes charge at Singham Khurd Police Station. He makes sure that law and order prevail in the village. An incident brings him face-to-face with Bhullar (Kartar Cheema) who is hell-bent upon ruining Dilsher’s career. Bhullar uses his political power and gets Dilsher posted at Amritsar. Does Bhullar manage to get Dilsher out of his way or does Dilsher manage to put an end to his evil reign? Find out more in Singham.
Singham, as a brand, is a winner. To add punjabiyat into it is a clever move by the makers. With Parmish Verma as Singham, the battle is half won. The film starts on a high with Parmish joining the force and taking charge of his own village’s police station. The comic punches, Dilsher’s eradication of drug dealing in the village, and the love track with Sonam’s character are the highlights of the first hour. The scene where Parmish Verma and Kartar Cheema come face-to-face for the first time has some brilliant writing and is executed well. The interval leaves the audience wanting more.
The second hour is all about Dilsher’s attempts to end Bhullar’s evil empire while the latter tries to put an end to Dilsher’s career. The fight scenes between the actors, especially those involving cars, and the climax are a visual delight. The ending is apt and well-written.
Parmish Verma is a star. His screen presence is addictive. Sonam Bajwa doesn’t get enough screen time but is perfect in her space. Kartar Cheema‘s look is ideal for Bhullar’s role. Hardeep Gill and Anita Devgan provide the much-needed punches. Navaniat Singh adapts a story that has already been narrated countless times in the past. He, along with the writer, maintains most of the original flavor of the script with a few Punjabi additions.
What Could’ve been better:
The fight sequences, although new for Punjabi films, sway from being kiddish to comic, especially in the climax scene between Parmish and Kartar. Moreover, the angry expressions displayed by both the actors seem like they’re trying too hard.
Why you should watch:
The film is an ideal watch for all die-hard Parmish Verma fans. He roars like a tiger and offers audiences their own Punjabi Singham. Go watch it for the fight of good vs evil.