Film – Singham Returns

Cast – Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar, Anupam Kher,Amol Gupte

Director – Rohit Shetty

Genre – Action, Comedy

Singham Returns is the sequel to the 2011 superhit, Singham, whichalso starred Ajay Devgan in the lead role as Bajirao Singham. With this sequel,Rohit Shetty transfers Singham to the city of dreams – Mumbai.

Kareena Kapoorsteps into the role of Singham’s love interest Avni, a Maharashtrian girl whois the only misfit in the movie as far as casting is concerned. Singham Returnsis once again a fight by the loyal and perfect police officer Bajirao Singhamagainst the wrong doings in the system: this time it happens to be against acorrupt politician with a God complex and his trysts with black money. 

The story is well woven and has some good moments.

Anupam Kher andAmol Gupte shine in their respective roles. The only problem with this sequelis that it is predictable: one does not feel the same emotion when Singhamcoins the his famous phrase “Ata Mazhi Satakli” or, for that matter, any of histrademark dialogues; we have already heard them in the first instalment.

Kareena Kapoor speaks a bit of Marathi in some scenes, and while her effort iscommendable, it looks off and out of sync. Amol gupte has done a fantastic jobat playing a self-made god man who in fact is the darkest godly characterIndian Cinema has seen, quite realistic and fictional at the same time.

As far as the music is concerned, there is no noteworthy songapart from the promotional song “Ata Mazhi Satakli”, and that too fails toregister as a loop.

It is no secret that Rohit Shetty loves to blow up cars inhis movies, and Singham Returns is no exception. Enough action is provided bycars exploding by hand held missiles and guns, but, unfortunately, it fails tocover up the absence of uniqueness.

The movie has a good script and some brilliant actors but lagsbehind in impressing the audiences due to a generally bad treatment to theoverall story.

All in all, Singham Returns fails to explode on the box officewith the same bang as Singham did. If you liked the original Singham, itwill be better to re-watch it on DVD rather than the returns saga.