Simmba was quite the disgrace to Singham – and the Lion King too – until the real Singham shows up and the Dolby Surround Sound waale mukke start resonating through the movie theatre.
Ranveer Singh was an interesting casting choice. He looks tough, his acting can be great but it’s also tainted a bit much with his off-screen personality, especially during humorous scenes. I am generally a much bigger fan of Ranveer Singh’s than Ajay Devgan’s but, sorry, Ranveer has nothing on the real Singham! Maybe it is Simmba’s character, which by the way flip flops 180 degrees all of a sudden in the movie (bheja mat lagana!), or maybe it is his over the top acting that takes away the gravitas that Singham brought to the screen.
Granted Rohit Shetty wasn’t first in line when logic was being distributed by God but a little more subtlety wouldn’t harm him either. The movie is Captain Obvious throughout. Not only can you predict every scene, just in case you are also a bit dimly lit up there the characters explain it verbally too.
Sara Ali Khan is literally a tiffinwaali in this movie and that’s it. There was absolutely no reason for her to waste a few reels. She wasn’t even able to make chai in one of the final scenes. Watch out for this in the movie for a chuckle.
Sonu Sood made up for a lot of other crap in Simmba by delivering a solid performance and looking his best ever. What is it with tall, broad shouldered men in white kurtas??
Ashutosh Rana made me do a double take. When did he turn from a Sikander Khan into a pudgy old constable? His character is Simmba’s moral compass but fails to draw what an Ashutosh Rana can do.
Putting aside the ghisi piti story, the very clear and loud social lecturing on India’s rape “culture” – certainly with great intent but poor execution – and the ok but not outstanding acting this is an ok-ish sequel of Singham with some funny moments and two solid action sequences.
My favorite part of the movie – and why I am bumping it a point higher than it deserves – is the absolutely amazing choreography of Aankh Mare. I loved the song in its original, I love it now and I have become a fangirl of the choreography. (5/10)