Rohit Shetty, the creator of the Singham franchise starring Ajay Devgn brings another police entertainer to life with Simmba starring Ranveer Singh, known for his electrifying energy on-screen. The newly formed Director-Actor duo delivers a smashing entertainer that is perfect to end 2018. After character as dark as Khilji – it was good seeing Ranveer in this era. Since Chennai Express – Simmba is one of director Rohit Shetty’s best entertainers that balances story, comedy, romance, and drama well.
Singham (Ajay Devgn) narrates the story of a notorious cop Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba (Ranveer Singh) growing up in the same village as him. So, from childhood, he has vision clear of becoming a police officer but not to do good deeds but earn power and money. He’s crazy, he’s loud but he’s good at heart, Simmba in Miramar (Shivgad) faces the harsh reality of life. He gets mixed with the bad guys while working for Durva Ranande (Sonu Sood) but there are good guys who help him to realise who he really is. While going through the illegal things happening in the city, Simmba goes into the redemption mode making everything right. The rest of the story is all about how he changes his side for good after a tragedy that deals with women’s safety in India and the issue of rape in India.
This is not a very hard role for Ranveer Singh to portray because he just had to be himself on screen, something only Ranveer could pull off – no one could pull off a Simmba better than Ranveer Singh. Through his efforts, it’s visible how he wanted this. Ranveer was born for the masala movies and Simmba showed us that. Sara Ali Khan is good but very limited. She looks beautiful on-screen and brought charm to her scenes. Sonu Sood acts well under the layer of his thick black beard & a super-stealthy physique. He is the perfect bad-guy! Ashutosh Rana is very good as an honest cop. Ajay Devgn’s smashing entry adds drama to the second half as he brings the power with his iconic Bajirao Singham character.
When it comes to the direction, Rohit uses all the tricks and trades from his previous movies; whether it be the locations or the unbelievable action sequences, they work like a charm. Even the cinematography was grand but it made sense for the character as grand as Simmba and the dialogues are as magnetic as Simmba himself and contributed to the retaining factor. The background music though melodramatic at some points, kept up with the action and put us in the edge of our seats.
Simmba is a film which needs to be watched from the heart and enjoyed as it is packed with enough laughter. The verdict is in, Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh have officially ended 2018 with an all-out entertainer! I would say, Simmba is a winner – the entertainment, action, societal issues, and romance was all well balanced Rohit Shetty style entertainment.