Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Siddharth Jadhav, Ashutosh Rane, Ashwini Kalsekar and Vaidehi Parshurami
Director: Rohit Shetty
First things first, let's address the elephant in the room. Ranveer Singh does not need Sanjay Leela Bhansali to deliver a good piece of acting. His exuberance and versatility make the audience enjoy him every bit; and which in any case is the highlight of the movie.
It is tough to imagine a Rohit Shetty directorial without Ajay Devgn being the super cop but Ranveer Singh steals the show and proves to be an allrounder who can essay any character with ease. Apart from Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan who are the newbies in Rohit Shetty team, there are some old actors like Siddharth Jadhav, Ashwini Kalsekar and Vrajesh Hirjee without whom a Rohit Shetty entertainer is impossible and with every film, these actors stand out in the characters that come their way.
Coming to the product, Simmba is the remake of the superhit south movie 'Temper' starring NTR Jr. and Kajal Agarwal. It talks about the increasing numbers of rapes in our country and the police officer in Rohit Shetty's Simmba seems to have found a solution to it. An orphan, Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba (Ranveer Singh) was born and raised in Shivgadh. He aspires to be a cop from his childhood and contrary to Singham, his ideals are very different as he turns out to be a corrupt cop with a heart but when his life takes a turn he is forced to take the righteous path.
This drama revolves around Simmba who is a happy go lucky but still a corrupt cop, who joined the police force to make some easy money and he gets a transfer to Goa's Miramar Police station to do the same. He falls for Shagun Sathe (Sara Ali Khan) who runs a tiffin service and has a cafe right across Simmba's Police station. Being an orphan, this lawman bonds well with people around him but when one of his own gets sexually assaulted and killed by Durva Ranade (Sonu Sood)'s brothers he is forced to change paths and Simmba swears to make everything right and put the culprits behind bars.
Ranveer Singh's enormous energy has rightly been used by Rohit Shetty and they both teamed up together is what Simmba is all about. Apart from being a remake the film also has some remakes of old super hit songs like Aankh Maarey and Tere Bin. Both the new versions are as good as the old ones; and are sung by Mika Singh and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan respectively.
The film is laughter riot in the first half with Simmba's accent and some amazing punchlines. The film is full of cameos as the song Aankh Maarey has Kunal Kemu, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor grooving on this dance number. In the latter part of the second half enters our very own Singham (Ajay Devgn) and you just want to hoot/whistle on his entry. Singham is appointed as a special officer assigned to investigate the murder of Akruti Dave.
Sara Ali Khan who has just given a stellar performance in Kedarnath has proved once again that acting means business and she is here to do some. She has some amazing on-screen presence and is likely to give the new age actors a run for their money. Although Sara does not have enough meatiness in her role but nonetheless, she has proved her worth. It is refreshing to see Ranveer Singh without a beard onscreen after a long time.
Rohit Shetty is one of the most promising directors of Hindi Film Industry, Although he is not in the serious film business, his direction skills, and the real action sequences in the film stand out.
Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh make a great team and the efforts of this duo will sparkle your day. Don't miss this action-packed masala entertainer film where every penny spent is worth. Simmba conveys a powerful message to the society that it's high time to stand against the heinous crime of sexual assault.
Simmba has hit the theatres at the right time because the audiences were waiting for an action-packed masala film for a long time. Don't wait to catch a glimpse of your very own Khiladi as a teaser to Rohit Shetty's next.
Expect Simmba to roar at the Box-Office but neigh with the critics.