MOVIE REVIEW: Sooryavanshi
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh
Director: Rohit Shetty
Music Directors: Tanishk Bagchi, Anil Mohile
Though full of clichés and a little too long for its own good, Sooryavanshi is quite a bumper Diwali entertainer—almost what the doctor ordered for Bollywood’s post-pandemic era. Almost, because though he hangs from helicopters and jumps off buildings and speeding cars, Akshay Kumar as Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief, DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, looks a bit jaded and tired.
In fact, the first half seems longer than it really is primarily because the character of Sooryanashi lacks the flamboyance of either Singham or Simmba. It is only post-interval that the real action begins. That’s when we are treated to the trio of Ajay “Singham” Devgn, Ranveer “Simmba” Singh (who injects the much-needed fun element), and Sooryavanshi fighting the terrorists together. The climax scene brings to mind the first Avengers film of 2012.
The supporting cast—Jackie Shroff, Jaaved Jaffrey, Abhimanyu Singh and Sikandar Kher—pitch in good performances, though Jackie as the Lashkar chief could have been given more screen time. Katrina Kaif, as Akshay’s doctor-wife Ria, looks nice but doesn’t have much to do, which is hardly surprising since it’s a Rohit Shetty-created cop universe where the guys call all the shots. By the way, she pulls off a tip tip barsa paani rejig with aplomb.
Watch Sooryavanshi if you are a fan of high voltage action drama. Some sequences are truly amazing!
TOP 10 SONGS
- Najaa (Sooryavanshi)
- Raatan Lambiyan (Shershaah)
- Tum Aaogey (Bell Bottom)
- Title Song (Bunty Aur Babli2)
- Aayi Aayi (Bhoot Police)
- Seeti Maar (Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai)
- Thoda Kam Ajnabi (Pagglait)
- Shaitan Ka Saala (Housefull4)
- Ghunghroo Song (War)
- Parinda (Saina)
TOP 10 MOVIES
- Bell Bottom
- Sardar Udham
- Rashmi Rocket
- Bhoot Police
- Dial 100
- Meenakshi Sundareshwar
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