Sunday, July 24, 2011

Singham roars at the box-office…

One more start to finish action flick on the lines of masala entertainers like Wanted and Dabangg. But this one is a bit different as it’s directed by the comedy king Rohit Shetty who actually started off with a masala action movie “Zameen”. However, this is no adaption of Dabangg. The only similarity between the two films is Police – Villain concept that has been done to death in so many films and is a remake of the Tamil hit Singham starring Suriya.

A full-on masala flick that will work for Indian audience big time, the story starts at Shivgad, a small village on the border of Maharashtra and Goa. The story is of an honest, diligent cop Bajirao Singham, who has his own ethics and principals. His fight against injustice and prejudice in the society lands up standing against the powerful criminal politician Jaykant Shikre, challenging his morals. Story moves ahead with Jaykant trying all possible means to make Singham's life a nightmare. Singham's girlfriend Kavya and his experience with late Rakesh Kadam's family make him realize the importance to bring a change in the system. He plans on to eradicate the root cause of all the problems, Jaykant Shikre. He fights against the villain without breaking any of the law and by by being a powerful part of it.

Though a remake, Singham can be said as Rohit Shetty's best work till date. The conflict between the protagonist (Ajay) and antagonist (Prakash Raj) is not only interestingly written but strikes the correct cord with the audience by building up tensions at each stage. It will not only keep you tied up to the film but keeps the viewers enthralled with its high quality dramatic scenes, the raw action and the viewpoint of the common man on the rampant corruption, fraudulent politicians and spineless goons that adds up to the real feel of the film. A special mention about the mind blowing desi action moves in Singham holds the power to spine-chill the audience. And the finale is simply grand. In short, Singham entertains completely.

Ajay Devgn imparts a thunderstruck performance, and alone carries the film to the winning post coupled with not Kajal Aggarwal (his heroine) but Prakash Raj as the criminal politician who is marvelous. Actors like Sonali Kukarni, Govind Namdev, Murli Sharma and Sudhanshu Pandey leave a mark in their performances. However, the music score could have been better. It reminds me of Zameen that was so powerful, yet the songs were not upto the mark. Same here in Singham as the renowned music director duo Ajay-Atul of Marathi film Natrang fame fails to strike. But the title track sung by Sukhwinder works big time. Singham that means 'lion' is sure to roar at the box-office. It has come with a Blockbuster fate!

In short, Singham is a full-on masala flick that will work for Indian audience big time. The energy, drama, stunts will leave you ecstatic in you seat. All the complements for Singham goes to three pillars of the film, Ajay Devgn, Prakash Raj and director Rohit Shetty. This one is sure to roar at the box-office. It has come with a Blockbuster fate!

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