Statutory warning: Himmatwala requires oodles of Himmat (as suggested by almost all reviews) and patience to sustain the bombardment of typical Sajid Khan P.P.Js (Pathetic poor jokes) throughout three hours. Watch it at your own risk. Ravi (Ajay Devgan) is a street fighter who comes.
Statutory warning: Himmatwala requires oodles of Himmat (as suggested by almost all reviews) and patience to sustain the bombardment of typical Sajid Khan P.P.Js (Pathetic poor jokes) throughout three hours. Watch it at your own risk.
Ravi (Ajay Devgan) is a street fighter who comes back to avenge the death of his righteous father, the village priest who was defamed and forced to suicide by the tyrant Sher Singh (Mahesh Mangerekar). Adding spice is a dukhiyari maa, pyari behen (Yea,there is a molestation scene) and village panchayat elections. The hero fights 7 ft tall wrestlers, animals and villians with equal ease, woos the girl and takes care of his family.Sajid Khan’s lame attempt to remake an otherwise forgotten film bites dust.Ajay’s remarkable acting skills should be utilised in better roles and exciting storylines unlike that of Himmatwala. Tamanna looks smoking hot in her short and forgettable role. The south indian superstar has little to offer, except awkward dance steps in two songs. The biggest joke of this movie was probably Adhyayan Suman. The audience were laughing in the right places ,sadly not on the jokes, but on the stupidity of the movie.The only silver lining was Paresh Rawal who easily slipped into a typical Shakti Kapoorish role and was the only saving grace with his superb comic timing.
Music of the movie is repititive. Mika imparts his unique charm to Taki O Taki . Ta Thaiya Ta Thaiya is like ‘been there heard that, seen that’. The raunchy item number included was needless but so was the remaking this movie.
All in all, a masala flick, which has all the flavours of 1980s but fails to create the aura or the exuberance of that era.
P.S. : There is no mention about the item number by Sonakshi Sinha “Thank God It’s Friday” because it was not worth the mention.
Review by: Amrita Mishra
Amrita is a Saggitarian who loves traveling, reading books and watching Bollywood films. Born and brought up in Bhubaneswar, she has been working for Infosys Technologies for the last two years.