Review Sooryavanshi before watching the film
Kabse inn pyaasi theaters pe, blockbusters ki ek boond tak nahi giri. By, nov 5 ko yahan toofaan ayega. Well, technically Sooryavanshi ayega, but you get my enthusiasm filmed. Today, 7 years old film critic, I don’t have to really watch a movie to know how it will come out at the box office. Especially given the exceptional cast, big banner backing, and guerrilla marketing that helped drive up the phenomenon that Sooryavanshi, now inevitably, will be. Of course, Twitter will split in half like a KitKat – the two halves tending to Akshay Kumar for two very different reasons. And then there will be those who call it ‘vomit’ in the name of creativity. For these and everyone to see, Sooryavanshi will become a blockbuster. Likh ke lelo.
So now read on …
Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, starring cameos by Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, and co-star Katrina Kaif, has been announced – I can’t even remember when. But it was scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2020. Now we all know how that cursed year went. So naturally it was just Karan Arjun ayenge-esque intezaar for me and all of us, and finally, a year and a half later, it’s time. Phew-phew – it’s me whistling like I intend to do in theaters when I catch day one of the first show.
So Rohit Shetty expands his cop universe with Sooryavanshi, and in a Nick Fury-esque move, he assembles his Avengers – Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) from Singham (2011) and Sangram Bhalerao (Ranveer Singh) in Simmba (2018), and presents Veer Sooryavanshi (Akshay Kumar), all in Sooryavanshi. 10 years apart, let’s talk about perseverance! Fans expected dhamaka, and dhamaka is what they got when the trailer dropped – several moons ago. Now I understand, yeh low trailer hai, aur image abhi baaki hai. But then if the trailer IS this adrenaline rush, the film will be too, right? Koi shaq?
Now to acting. What do we say about Akshay-Ajay-Ranveer’s acting and, more importantly, their comedic timing? There’s Akshay’s revealing ear-to-ear gum smile that’s so endearing, paired with Ranveer’s cute ways and more physical comedy, backed up by Ajay’s tongue-in-cheek humor. Top it off with a generous dose of flying and tumbling cars, and you’ve got THE PERFECT DIWALI ENTERTAINER we needed to literally resurrect theaters. What’s not to like?
And now in the direction of Rohit Shetty. These armchair reviews sitting on their high horse – go ahead, call it a high chair, it’s not that I didn’t mean it – may call it the superlative of evil, but Sooryavanshi will rake the moolah, and then some more . Because Rohit Shetty stuck to what he promised – chatpata panipuri – and didn’t serve us a Coq au Vin instead under peer pressure.
All I know is I buy this big pot of popcorn, add that extra dollop of butter, because I know, full paisa vasool ho hi jayega!
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