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By Gitanjali Chak Email By Gitanjali Chak
February 2019


Starring: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana
Director: Rohit Shetty
Music Directors: Tanishk Bagchi, Anil Mohile

Now this is one massy entertainer with the leading man in top form. While the actual story— about an unscrupulous cop who turns good—isn’t interesting or original, the entertainment quotient of this Rohit Shetty film overshadows many of its flaws, courtesy Ranveer Singh. Ajay Devgn’s dashing entry is the icing on the cake, at least for those who love the Rohit Shetty brand of cinema!

Watching Simmba is like watching two movies in one. The film, which is nicely cruising along riding on its wave of comedy, not subtle but enjoyable nonetheless, suddenly shifts gears in the second half and becomes a rape revenge drama, reminiscent of the 80s melodrama. A young girl, known to the hero, is raped, and the lovable rogue Simmba suddenly grows a conscience.

The spunky Sara Ali Khan looks good, though she has precious little to do. Sonu Sood makes for an effective villain. A solid act by Ashutosh Rana as the cynical, weary head constable Mohile lends the movie some gravitas. As for Ranveer Singh, ACP Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba is a role tailor made for this flamboyant actor who is full of charm and infectious enthusiasm. Ranveer’s endearing Marathi Hindi-English mix of dialogues enhances his likeability, and there’s seldom a dull moment when he’s around.

Maybe Rohit Shetty should have just let Ranveer Singh carry on playing the fool! Trying to make his movie socially relevant robbed it of its nonsensical appeal.


1. Mere Naam Tu (Zero)
2. Aankh Marey (Simmba)
3. Chogada (Loveyatri)
4. Dilbar (Satyameva Jayate)
5. Morni Banke (Badhaai Ho)
6. Asli Hip Hop (Gully Boy)
7. Kamariya (Mitron)
8. Dekhte Dekhte (Batti Gul Meter Chalu)
9. Sweetheart (Kedarnath)
10. Chaav Laga (Sui Dhaaga)



(Left) Simmba.


1. Simmba
2. Uri: The Surgical Strike
3. The Accidental Prime Minister
4. KGF (Hindi)
5. 2.0 (Hindi)
6. Badhaai Ho
7. Andhadhun
8. Zero
9. Satyameva Jayate
10. Kedarnath


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