The only thing that works for Sooryavanshi is Simmba and Singham

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With an extremely catchy background score, Sooryavanshi reminds you of every cop-chasing-criminal movie with bad comedy. Or hint of a typical Rohit Shetty film.

After the Singham series, if there's one thing you know you can expect from a Rohit Shetty film, it's a decent plot without too many loopholes but Sooryavanshi fails to give you even that. The excitement was so high to watch a Bollywood blockbuster in the theatre after multiple lockdowns but this OTT stunts-packed film covered a very serious matter with multiple gaps in the plot and zero consistency.

The film begins with a narration by Ajay Devgan on the various blasts that have taken place in Mumbai since 1993 because out of the 1000 kgs of RDX discovered during the 1993 blasts, only a handful was used and the rest was buried in India. 28 years later, Lashkar aka Pakistani terrorists are back to cause a series of blasts that can lead to an insane amount of destruction and chaos. And Veer Sooryavanshi manages to be one step ahead of criminal mastermind, Omar Afeez with terrible VFX and non-plausible outcomes. Everyone in this film seems to be rushed which is ironic given how the movie runs for 2 hours and 25 minutes. Also, how does a villain give away his entire plan including the location of these blasts?

Like most Bollywood hero-centric films, Katrina Kaif's contribution is an item number and being gaslit by another woman for prioritizing her child's safety because who doesn't want to sell the idea of a complete family regardless of the cost it sometimes comes with! She's given close to zero importance in the film for being anything other than Veer Sooryavanshi's wife.

Given how Sooryavanshi handles a topic most tiptoe around, the age-old Hindu Muslim war is portrayed in an extremely naive manner with 'Chodo Kal Ki Baatein' playing in the background and everyone getting along during a crisis. If only it were that easy! Also, none of the villains in this movie are convincing. Gulshan Grover does a better job at selling his purpose in 16th December.

But the Bollywood buff in me lost her plot when Simmba, Sooryavanshi, and Singham came together! While this movie is filled with terrible dialogues specifically in scenes where the three of them come together, it's difficult to hide that smirk on your face as the three of them do precisely what they're great at - kicking ass!

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