Director: Ajay Devgn
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Gajraj Rao, Deepak Dobriyal, Amala Paul, Sanjay Mishra,
Bollywood Bubble ratings: 3/5 stars
Bholaa Movie REVIEW:
Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Deepak Dobriyal starrer Bholaa is an official remake of the Telugu movie Kaithi. I won’t be comparing Bholaa with the original one in this review, so, I’ll stick to the Hindi version of it. Ajay tries to bring a new flavour to Bholaa and it is intense, gritty and somewhat even horrifying, all thanks to the gruesome action scenes. That’s right! In some scenes, i was like ‘eww’ that’s quite gruesome.
I’m someone who enjoys action more than romance and hence, i was actually blown away by the action sequences which were well choreographed. It actually demanded my attention. Yes, i can also see some anti-gravity action scenes where physics and logic take a serious hit but the makers seems to have the cinematic liberty here. Well, I’m not complaining. Since I enjoy such action sequences in the South movies, then I shouldn’t judge when Bollywood is trying to create something similar.
I won’t say that the story was a strong point here but the action will surely amaze you. But speaking about the story of Bholaa, it is about a man getting stuck at the wrong time and at the wrong place. A prisoner who is released after serving 10 years in jail but again gets arrested due to some other reasons. He was brought to the police station when he gets into a different situation when he had to help the police officers from danger. Bholaa helps Diana (Tabu) and other police officers but little does he know that there’s a bigger problem than just saving the police officers.
Bholaa, a prisoner, is finally going home after 10 years of imprisonment to meet his young daughter at an orphanage home. His journey gets difficult when he is arrested mid-way. At first, he is not aware of the grave situation he has got himself into but after a crazy incident takes place, he must travel a pathway full of crazy obstacles with death lurking around every corner. Will he get to meet his daughter?
Ajay Devgn plays the titular role of Bholaa in the movie. He is a silent killer who doesn’t think twice about smashing you with his bare hands. He has immense power in his hands when he puts bashma (ashes) on his forehead. The moments he applies it, you know that death is here and there’s no turning back for the person who is standing against him. He is a silent demeanour and minds his own business but will destroy you the moment you become an issue in his life.
Ajay Devgn as Bholaa is brutal, demanding, intense and gritty. His droopy eyes, silent gaze, and brooding looks will surely give you all the chills. Ajay is the heart of the film and pumps quite hard in the movie. The actor is just mind-blowing with his action. In fact, he automatically reminded me of his Singham avatar whenever he just slaps people with his bare hands. He demands attention for all the right reasons.
If Ajay is the heart, Tabu is surely the soul of the film. She essays the role of the sub-inspector Diana in the movie. She is tough and powerful that you can’t mess up with. Even though her one hand is fractured in the movie, she has all the potential to carry the world single-handedly, quite literally. Tabu’s calmness and strong nature just leave me inspired, she is fantastic in her role. However, I wish I could have see have seen more of her in the second part.
Who says Deepak Dobriyal can only do comedy movies? Who says he is only good with his comic timing? Well, then you seriously need to watch him in Bholaa. He essays the role of Ashwathama aka Ashu bhaiya who runs a huge illegal business of narcotics in the country. He is a maniac and kills people with utmost fun and pleasure. He kills people like it is his hobby and that he would like to continue for the rest of his life.
Deepak is a surprise package in the movie. I was quite amazed with his performance and proved that he is indeed a versatile actor. He lives his character and does full justice to his role.
Ajay Devgn once again takes up the director’s seat for Bholaa. However, his direction was quite similar to his Shivaay movie. From VFX to crazy action sequences, Bholaa does remind me of Shivaay. I mean it is but obvious as this is directed by Ajay himself. Nevertheless, we got to see too much of close up shots this time which was quite uncomfortable. I mean i can literally see people’s viens in their eyes. It was overdone. Nevertheless, the action sequences were well choreographed and well put, adding all the South flavour into this one. From long shots to the slow motion shots, Bholaa is a thrilling ride.
Overall, Ajay Devgn starrer Bholaa is intense and gritty and will send chills down your spine with its brutal action sequences. Though the story was not that engaging, it is Ajay’s presence that makes it worth watching. Moreover, Deepak’s par excellence performance only makes this quite interesting. Bholaa is high on action and if you’re a sucker of this genre, you’ll definitely enjoy it.
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