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Simmba (Hindi) – Movie Review

Ranveer Singh | Sara Ali Khan | Sonu Sood | Ajay Devgan | Ashutosh Rana, Siddharth Jadhav

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Release Date:    27 December 2018 (UAE)
Cast:                  Ranveer Singh | Sara Ali Khan | Sonu Sood | Ajay Devgan | Ashutosh Rana | Siddharth Jadhav
Direction:           Rohit Shetty
Genre:                Action

Language:         Hindi (Sub Tittle Arabic)
Duration:           165 min

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The film is about a cocky, orphan Sangram Bhalerao (Ranveer Singh) from Shivgad, who grows up to be a corrupt police officer. It is his journey from being a bad man-of-the-law to a good one.

Picking up nuggets from real life events, the film mirrors society. If the first half is light and frothy that evokes constant laughter, the second half is equally intense and serious. It delivers middle-class life lessons in a blatantly effective manner.

His cockiness hits an all-time high when he tells Dhruva, “Je mala mahit nahin, te mala sangh,” which means, tell me something, I don’t know.

Sonu Sood as Dhruva Ranade is formidable. He has his moments when he shines but is not outstanding. With a miniscule role as Simmba’s love interest, Sara Ali Khan is lost in the narrative. She hardly has anything to do in the film.

Ashutosh Rana as the righteous head constable Mohile is intense and Siddharth Jadhav with an expressive visage as Constable Santosh Tawde is comical. The rest of the supporting cast deliver sincerely.

The film has ace technical values with excellent production values, brilliant cinematography, skilfully choreographed action sequences, fine editing and intensely dazzling background score. The songs mesh seamlessly into the narrative. They are melodious with catchy tunes and are well picturised.

While the film ends on a high note with the criminals being condemned, no matter how sentimental and selfless the reasons behind it, a crime is a crime, and covering it up implicates everybody in the corruption and that’s where the thinking classes’ opinion differ – Singham appears flawed.

While Simmba enjoys all the perks of being an immoral and unethical Police Officer, a twist in the tale transforms him and forces him to choose the righteous path.

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