Saturday, July 30, 2011

Film Review: SINGHAM

An out-and-out masala flick with Ajay Devgn in full-blown action

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Sonali Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, Ashok Saraf
Director: Rohit Shetty

This film is a remake of the Tamil film SINGAM starring Surya & Prakash Raj. This version was simply superb and I really enjoyed it. When my husband suggested that we go for the Hindi version, I made sure I left my analytical mind at home and decided to just watch it for what it’s worth.

THE STORY: The straightforward Inspector Kadam is driven to suicide when he takes on the might of Jaykant Shikre (Prakash Raj) and his henchmen in Goa. Moreover, Kadam’s name has been dragged through mud. His wife Megha (Sonali Kulkarni) is desperate to get justice done. But there seems to be no policeman or politician who is ready to help her.

Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) is in charge of a police station in a small coastal town in the Goa-Maharashtra border. He is too straightforward and the town consisting of mostly relatives, has a peaceful existence. Soon, Jaykant Shikre happens on the town and drags Bajirao to Goa with a transfer order. Thus begins the war between good and evil. It’s anybody’s guess as to what or who wins.

MY PERCEPTION: Ajay Devgn is back in an action film after a continuous string of comedies. He is good, looking super-fit and acting well. The extreme fight sequences are straight out of Tamil cinema – toooooo much of it.

Prakash Raj was excellent as the villain. Congrats! Sonali Kulkarni as the widow of the inspector who committed suicide has a good role and she has executed that well.

Kajal Aggarwal was ‘okay’ as Ajay Devgn’s love interest – could have done much better especially considering the role is not very lengthy.

Sachin Khedekar and his histrionics bring forth a few laughs while Ashok Saraf was quite boring.

I am glad the film was not an absolute frame-to-frame copy of the Tamil version and there were a few sequences that were different from the original.

VERDICT: Total time-pass. You can watch it if you like such films or are a fan of Ajay Devgn.

RATING: *** Smart

* Silly
** Shaky
*** Smart
**** Snazzy
***** Super


  1. i liked your review, and i will watch it, only when i am in mood to be total time-pass! ;-)

  2. i would like to see Ajay Devgan!

  3. Nice write up sundariji,sure will watch...