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Verdict : The movie is a total rehash of 'Singham' but not even one fourth amount of the fun and entertainment factor. Singham means lion and in the movie 'Singham' it was roaring and powerful, but this time it ends up being as a circus lion, which keeps repeating its trick on the whip of the ringmaster without any power or fierceness attached to it. ________________________________________________________________________
The hit combo of director Rohit Shetty and action hero Ajay Devgn is back with the sequel to their 2011's super hit film 'Singham' in the form of 'Singham Returns'. The movie this time gets a bigger heroine and is set in the backdrop of Mumbai city instead of a small town in Goa. So let's find out, whether this successful team of Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty will once again give us another out and out entertainer or this movie too, just like other sequel
'Singham Returns' is a story of dare devil cop D.C.P Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn), who is now looking after the law and order of Mumbai city. Singham is supported by many well wishers, including political leader Guruji (Anupam Kher), who plans to change the whole political scenario with the help of his modern ideas. Guruji is the president of the Bharatiya Lok Party and he decides to break the alliance with another party headed by Prakash Rao (Zakir Hussain) who in turn is supported by the evil godman Babaji (Amole Gupte).
One fine day, Singham finds an honest police constable dead in an ambulance which is filled with crores of money while later Guruji also gets killed by some unidentified goons in front of Singham . Taking responsibility for all these, Singham submits his resignation. Who or what is the reason behind the death of the constable and Guruji? Will Singham return to his post again and will he manage to nab the culprits? The answer to these questions is what the rest of ‘Singham Returns’ is all about!
Ajay Devgn is brilliant as the strict cop and has performed the high voltage action sequences with ease. The manner in which he delivers the punch dialogues especially the one liners in Marathi such as ‘Aata Majhi Satakli’ is impressive. His emotional performance in the second half is also good. Though Kareena Kapoor does not have much scope to perform, she has done justice to her entertaining role.
Director turned actor Amole Gupte has given an impressive performance as the evil godman. Popular TV series CID fame Dayanand Shetty is good in his role and his usual style of breaking open a door catches the audience’s attention. All the action sequences are designed well and the second half of the film keeps you engaged. All the actors have done justice to their roles.
The major minus point for this film is the plot which is routine as we have seen such stories in many Bollywood movies earlier. Even the original version of ‘Singham’ has a similar story. Except for few entertaining scenes of Kareena, there is nothing much in the first half. The film picks up at a very slow pace leaving audience with some boring moments till then.
Even though this film has very few scenes between the lead pair, it lacked the chemistry between them. The songs in the film are unnecessary and they also kill the pace of the movie. This film has some logical errors and there are no interesting scenes leave a mark in audience.
Firstly, let’s talk about Dudley’s cinematography as he is brilliant with his shot compostions and especially the aerial shots which were the best. The songs in this film are just about average except for the ‘Atta Majhi Satakli’ by Yo Yo Honey Singh which comes at the end credits which leaves a impression on audience.
The film’s background score is very good and it provided the much needed boost to the scenes and especially for the elevation episodes of Ajay Devgn’s heroism. The editor should have taken a little extra care especially in the first half to maintain the pace of the movie. Director Rohit Shetty has succeeded in providing a masala entertainer with high octane action sequences but the film lacked his usual bit of comedy. The film would have been more interesting if Rohit would have worked a extra bit on making his story more entertaining.
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