Sunday, 4 September 2011

Singham (2011) Movie Review


Following charges of corruption, Colva's (Goa) Police Inspector Rakesh Kadam kills himself, leaving a devastated wife, Megha, and son, Nitin. She takes it upon herself to canvas support that her husband was framed by a gangster, Jaykant Shikre, and vainly insists on a CBI Inquiry. When the High Court requires Jaykant, on unrelated charges, to present himself at Shivgad Police Station, which is located at the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka, he refuses to do so, and the local Inspector Bajirao Singham, who has recently fallen in love with stunning Kavya Bhosle, summons him. An enraged Jaikant does appear along with an army of goons, but is no match for Bajirao, who has support from the entire community. Humbled and humiliated, Jaykant returns to Goa, and ensures Bajirao gets transferred there. It is here he not only plans to use an army of goons, his control and influence over politicians...


A Loud,Desi,Masala Entertainer,Typical Of The 80's - Full Of Mass Appeal

Singham is an entertaining masala flick,a tribute to the 80's era of bollywood masala movies,an addition to the list of Hindi remakes of south blockbusters.I haven't seen the Tamil version,so a comparison is impossible.The film is full of energy,charisma and is sure to get mass applause from the people who love the true Indian flavored cinema,full of colors and raw fight between a honest,loved-by-all hero and the baddie.Seeing these kind of films,i wonder whether the age of pure entertainers is back,after films like Wanted,dabangg and ready have become blockbusters.No doubt,Singham is a sure shot blockbuster,at least in single screens.Director Rohit Shetty,after making some hilarious comedies have gone back to his base and have created an Action packed entertainer(Rohit shetty stared off with Action thriller,Zameen also starring Ajay) which is full of mass appeal.

Performances::Ajay Devgn is full of energy and does 100 % justice to his cop uniform.A bunch of Marathi actors,especially Ashok Saraf deserves a big thumbs up for their excellent performances.kajal Agarwal doesn't get needed opportunities to showcase her talent,but makes her presence felt among the audience.Prakash raj is as always at his best .

Some +ves::The bench of Marathi actors who does a brilliant job and the Ajay Charisma,Entertaining direction by Rohit shetty,Thrilling Background music,Editing work by Steven.H.Bernard,The raw,desi flavor of the movie.

Some -ves::A familiar plot is again used,Very weak love base,The Marathi accent of Ajay,which seems artificial at times.

Music by Ajay and Atul Gogavale,noted Marathi music director duo is hummable and melodious.It can be given a 7/10.

Verdict::Singham is an action-packed masala movie,a reminder of the 80's era.It is full of unadulterated raw desi flavor and is sure to entertain the masses.Go for it,if you love masala entertainers.Ma Rating::8/10


Rohit Shetty


Yunus SajawalHari


Credited cast:
Ajay DevganAjay Devgan...
Inspector Bajirao M. Singham
Kajal AgarwalKajal Agarwal...
Kavya G. Bhosle (as Kajal Aggarwal)
Prakash RajPrakash Raj...
Jaykant Shikre
Sonali KulkarniSonali Kulkarni...
Megha R. Kadam
Sachin KhedekarSachin Khedekar...
Gautam Bhosle / Gotya
Sudhanshu PandeySudhanshu Pandey...
Inspector Rakesh Kadam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suchitra BandekarSuchitra Bandekar
Ravindra BerdeRavindra Berde...
Suhasini DeshpandeSuhasini Deshpande...
Mrs. Bhosle
Agasthya DhanorkarAgasthya Dhanorkar...
Nitin R. Kadam
Anant JogAnant Jog...
Minister Anant Narvekar
Govind NamdeoGovind Namdeo...
Manikrao Singham
Kishore NandlaskarKishore Nandlaskar...
Anant's Peon
Vijay PatkarVijay Patkar...
Havaldar Kelkar
Ashok SamarthAshok Samarth...
Shiva Nayak

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