Thar REVIEW: Anil Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor excel in this mediocre predictable story

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Film: Thar movie review

Director: Raj Singh Chaudhary

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Satish Kaushik, Jitendra Joshi

Bollywood Bubble ratings: 3.5 stars


Set in the 80s, a cop Surekha Singh goes on a mission after he comes across a mysterious murder in the remote village of Munabao in Rajasthan. As he is on a quest to find the killer who is a villain and violent, he comes across a man named Siddharth who is an archaeologist and is seen doing his business of shifting antique pieces to another city. Inspector Surekha later finds out that the person behind the mysterious death was the dacoits of the area but he knew a puzzle piece was missing from the scenario. Is there another villain who is hiding behind the dacoits? Will he reach the murderer? Well, Thar holds a lot of secrets and it only gets unfolds once we watch the movie.

Star performances:

Anil Kapoor as Inspector Surekha Singh is a middle-aged man who is hungry for promotion and validation for his work. He strives hard but gets very less credit for his work. However, when he gets a meaty mission, he ensures to solve it with all his might. Anil portrays his character with utmost conviction. He is so natural that we really do not have anything more to say. His character has a vulnerable side but he makes sure that it doesn’t affect his work.

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor as Siddharth Kumar is calm from the outside but is full of chaos from the inside. His silence and intense gaze will only leave you wanting to know more about him. Though Siddharth will come across as a man of few words, he has an edgy side that one doesn’t want to explore. Harsh does a commendable job with his character which is raw and real. He very convincingly plays the antihero of the film but will surprise you with his antics. His character might confuse you as it will either make you wonder if you want to sympathise with him or will make you rethink his antics.

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Mukti Mohan have limited screen time but perform well in their respective parts even though they have no significant contribution to the story. On the other hand, Jitendra Joshi who plays Panna in the film is phenomenal and needs a special mention. Be it playing a cop in Scared Games or a dark character in Thar, Jitendra is a surprise package.

Thar is pretty intriguing yet very predictable. The pace of the film is extremely tiring. The more you watch it, the more it just gets foreseeable. The director Raj Singh Chaudhary tries to make the film gripping but you will lose interest in some places. Thar which is touted to be a thriller is presented with the most ghastly, gruesome scenes of violence which is quite disturbing.

In totality, we would like to give Thar 3 stars, all thanks to the par excellence act of the father and son duo in this mediocre predictable story. Thar is gritty but lacks gripping twists and turns.

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