Sooryavanshi Movie Review |

Archika Khurana, Nov 5, 2021, 3:48 pm IST

Critic rating:

3.0 / 5

History: Sooryavanshi follows DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the head of India’s counterterrorism squad, as he tries to protect Mumbai from one of the worst terrorist attacks in history.

Check: Rohit Shetty has tactfully expanded her crime scene universe over the years, keeping an engaged audience and die-hard fans of the genre on the edge. After the series Singham (headed by Ajay Devgn) and then Simbaa (starring Ranveer Singh), he now storms Sooryavanshi (Akshay Kumar), amid much fanfare, drama and theater at full blast. Sooryavanshi’s character was subtly announced towards the end of Us. The film has all the elements, attitude, style, showmanship, and heavy duty star power expected from a Rohit Shetty offering.
Like Us, even this police action saga is narrated by Ajay Devgn, who reminds us of the various terror attacks Mumbai has faced from the 1993 serial explosions to the 2008 terrorist attack at various iconic Mumbai locations, including the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The story in the film is set when the biggest attack has yet to occur in the city, as some sleeper cells from Lashkar have been activated and it is found that 600 kilos of RDX left over from the serial attacks of 93 are being used to that purpose.

Enter DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, with a solid mission and plenty of garam khoon to protect the city from another major attack. He is so committed to his duty that even his family, his wife Riya (Katrina Kaif), and their son Aryan come second in their mighty task.

With the cross-border plot, the film revolves around the concept of revenge, “An eye for an eye, blind the world.” While the story itself plays it safe (basic and predictable), the action is risky and exciting (Rohit Shetty and Suniel Rodrigues). The chase sequence between Veer and John (Sikander Kher) on the streets of Bangkok is a visual delight. It doesn’t matter if it looks inspired by Carrie-Anne Moss’s bike scene with the key maker in The Matrix Reloaded … just like Ajay Devgn’s Bandra-Worli Sea Link action sequence in Singham Returns was inspired by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III.

However, Sooryavanshi is riddled with clichés and the length could do with a good edit, especially in the first half. Later interval, it becomes fascinating with loaded action and dhamaka.

Akshay Kumar delivers a spectacular performance. From his seeti-worthy entrance to the relentless gunfire, he justifies his super cop act. In addition to the high-adrenaline physical encounters, there are countless dramatic chases, featuring cars, bikes, and helicopters as Akshay Kumar shows off his undeniable action skills. Overall, it’s an Akshay show all the way with his star power and screen presence looming. Katrina Kaif looks ravishing on screen and her sensual moves to the tune of the iconic song ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ are certainly to be applauded, but you can’t stop thinking of Bollywood’s original ‘Mast Mast’ girl, Raveena Tandon. .

Ajay Devgn and Ranvir Singh’s crushing entry (literally) in the second half elevates the movie and adds the surprising punch. Like Bajirao Singham and Sangram Bhalerao respectively, the three actors steal the show in the few scenes they have together.

The cast, which includes Jackie Shroff as the leader of the terrorist gang Omar Afeez, as well as other members of the Gulshan Grover group, Abhimanyu Singh, Kumud Mishra, and Nikitin Dheer, make a substantial contribution to the progression of the plot. Jaaved Jaaferi’s portrayal of ATS chief Kabir Shroff, on the other hand, perfectly plays his role as a serious cop.

While Sooryavansi’s background score sets the mood, the songs aren’t particularly memorable. The revamped version of ‘Najaa’ is a worm, but we don’t hear it in the movie. However, the trio dancing to Daler Mehndi’s ‘Aila Re Aillaa’ is entertaining.

Veer Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar has successfully taken up the mantle of his predecessors (Singham and Us), and with a generous dose of flying cars and somersaults, this is a great Diwali entertainer for you. And if you are a fan of high voltage action movies, enjoy this!

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