Simmba Movie Review: Ranveer Singh Deserves To Be A Leading Hero, Simmba Is A Must-watch Movie

Leela Adwani |Dec 28, 2018

Ranveer Singh can make people from all walks of life doff their hat to his performance.



Director: Rohit Shetty

Starrers: Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood, Sara Ali Khan

Rate: 3.5/5

When we see Simmba stood toe-to-toe with the film Singham as a protégé and said, "Aapse hi seekha hai,” is also when we know how a great job Ranveer has done. The actor has given the film its own identity by adding the Ranveer twist, instead of taking a role in Singham. There is no doubt that Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh was a fantastic ‘masala entertaining’ combo and Simmba is a force to be reckoned with.

Sangram Bhalerao (also Simmba) played by Ranveer Singh is a bad cop, the audience cannot help but fall in love. The passion of Ranveer’s character is “Me, Myself and I.” When he relocates from Shivgad to Miramar Police Station in Goa, he unexpectedly finds a foil in the role of Ashutosh Rana, who is diametrically opposed him. The fact is that Singh becomes relatively synonymous with Bhalerao from the trademark mustache to the unique accent with speedy dialogues like the way Simmba walks. Interestingly, he falls in love with Shagun, played by Sara Ali Khan. Durva Ranade, played by Sonu Sood, is an antagonist, who is the local goon and considers Simmba like his pet. While the first half is about games and fun, the other is to focus on getting justice and revenging. We will witness a radical change of Simmba when becoming Inspector Sangram Bhalerao.

We have seen the potential to be a solo leading actor in Ranveer for years, though in Simmba, the director could utilize his versatility. From dancing at the club while arresting the goons, to making everyone tear up when Simmba wallows in self-hatred, Singh can make people from all walks of life doff their hat to his performance.

Ranveer was seemingly born for the masala films and Simmba proves us that. Sara Ali Khan played a brief role and appeared in the second half, but as a newcomer, she can show her potential and step toe-to-toe with Ranveer’s craziness.

As was the case with director Rohit, he uses all the trades and tricks from his previous projects from the locations to breath-taking action sequences, though the film crew works like a charm. However, the film had some flaws in the production design as a couple of first scenes makes us felt like sets rather than location, indeed the scenes shot in Shivgad.

The review would not be complete without the mention of Ajay Devhn, who is an indispensable part of the film to do full justice in the last minutes.

To conclude, Simmba deserved to be one of the must-watch movies of 2018. The actor-director duo Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty have ended 2018 with an amazing dhamaka.


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