Ranveer Singh Is a Powerhouse of Energy As ‘Simmba’

Ranveer Singh Is a Powerhouse of Energy As ‘Simmba’

‘Simmba’ has a very predictable trajectory – a typical 80s rape-revenge drama and a chor-police ki ladai.

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Video Producer: Abhishek Ranjan
Cameraperson: Shiv Kumar Maurya
Video Editor: Rahul Sanpui

There is an oft-repeated catchphrase that SIMMBA falls back on – ‘Je mala mahit nahi te sanga’, which means, ‘Tell me something I don’t know!’

That’s just what we would want to convey to director Rohit Shetty! There is nothing in Simmba that we haven’t already seen.

A very predictable trajectory of a typical 80s rape-revenge drama and a chor-police ki ladai. It’s a world where everything exits literally, and is then spelt out in big CAPITAL letters and further underlined, lest we fail to notice.

So, Simmba (Ranveer Singh) grows up wanting to be a police officer. What, you weren’t paying attention...? So now we have Simmba with “Police” tattooed on his arm.

When badla has been taken for deceased ki aatma ki shanti, we even have the deceased with a white halo – presumably the aatma – literally smiling to tell us again that aatma has indeed got shanti! #takethat

The women here are the best.

They exist not as individuals or even humans, but as meri behen, teri behen, meri maa, teri maa.

Because really, if you aren’t someone’s behen or maa are you even a woman? Or human?

Anyway, why let logic or feminism or even common sense play spoilsport here.

The men want to have fun, and so, ladies and gentlemen – this New Year, don’t drink and drive... drink and watch Simmba! You will like it all the more.

Ranveer Singh is a powerhouse of energy and when he dons his police ki vardi it seems nothing short of a superhero costume. He is louder than the background score (which was also necessary because we might not have been able to hear him otherwise) and nails the accent!

Simmba is paisa vasool fun only because of Ranveer! The villain has to be of takkar so Sonu Sood is brought in.

Worthy fellow to fist-fight with given the number of abs he has! Sara Ali Khan’s cue to enter the screen are the songs. So, for ‘Aankh maare’ and ‘Tere bin nahi lagda dil mera dholna’ she is brought in... then vanishes into thin air. So each time she re-appears we can’t help but look a bit surprised.

At 2 hours and 40 mins, the second half drags more than is desirable and the ‘women’s empowerment’ message sits awkwardly. But just to see Ranveer Singh do this thing unhinged and unabashedly, you can watch Simmba.

It’s a strange kind of feeling that slowly grows on you. I give it a 3 Quints.

This probably wasn’t meant to be a hat tip to the iconic Deewar scene but I couldn’t stop giggling at this heated exchange between the hero and villain in the middle of a fight.

When Sonu Sood tells Simmba he is anaath, Ranveer replies – “Nahi ab mere paas maa hai, Baap hai, behen hai. Haan bhai nahi hai. Par woh toh ab tere paas bhi nahi hai, hahahaha *hic*!”

All in all, it’s safe to watch Simmba, but only after a few drinks.

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