Simmba – Typical 80’s Formula Reloaded With A Bang

Ranveer Singh is one actor who has done many intense characters, we’ve seen him in romantic and period films mostly but Simmba right from its trailer release was a total game. With a filmmaker like Rohit Shetty, Ranveer got all that he must have wanted for an out and out masala entertainer that is typically made for the masses. With films like Golmaal Series and Singham series Shetty has developed his audience who love his work. Let’s see what Simmba has in store for the viewers!

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The story of Simmba revolves around Bhalerao Sangram (Simmba), an orphan who wanted to become powerful since childhood and in his early years he got to know that becoming a Police Office is ‘Power’. Simmba becomes a police officer and he is sent to an area where Doorva Ranade (Sonu Sood) does all the illegal activities in the area. Simmba being a corrupt police officer shakes hand with Doorva Ranade. Things change, elevating the character change of Simmba as well, when Ranade’s brothers rape and murder a young girl whom Simmba treats as his sister. What happens next is predictable and bad cop turning good one in fraction of a second.


Ranveer Singh as Simmba is in his superb form; he is funny, cool, stylish and beats the shit out of goon with class which audience can expect from a Rohit Shetty film. There are shades of how South Indian actors perform on silver screen in the performance of Singh. Even the dance moves are inspired from Telugu and Tamil films. Sara Ali Khan is decent and gets very limited screen time i.e. five to six scenes in the entire film. Asutosh Rana as the head constable is effective.

Sonu Sood as the chief antagonist is brilliant. Although it’s a character which will remind characters he already played in Dabangg and Rrajkumar but Sonu Sood tries to add uniqueness to his character. Ajay Devgn, in a cameo, is magnanimous and roars like a lion in his scenes. Music is nice and Aankh Maare stands out because of Goalmaal teams’ (Arshad Warsi, Tushaar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade & Kunal Khemu) enthusiasm.


Simmba is an official adaptation of South Indian film Temper which starred Jr. NTR and it was a mega blockbuster. Rohit Shetty smartly and intelligently worked on Simmba making it look different in totality while utilizing the same plot. There are additional scenes and storytelling as compared to Temper in Simmba and it’s all very well knitted. Direction wise, Simmba is Rohit Shetty’s sensible and wise film. The brawl scene between Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn versus Sonu Sood is the highlight of the film besides many others. But the way entire fight sequence is choreographed, it’s lit.

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Dialogues in Simmba are clap and whistle worthy. Masses loved the dialogues – the script is written with power-packed punchlines which masses want to see on a bigger screen in theaters. Simmba is a massive entertainer which provides entertainment, entertainment and entertainment with a solid message on Rape culture in India.


Simmba doesn’t offer anything new in terms of plot or the kind of cinema but what it guarantees is good performance, interesting treatment, brilliant dialogues for the gallery and that typical 80’s and 90’s formula which audience still accepts provided there’s newness in execution and entertainment associated with the film.

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