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aka Gabbar), Shruti Hassan (Shruti), Sunil Grover (Sadhuram), Suman Talwar
(Digvijay Patil), Jaideep Ahlawat (Kuldeep Pahwa), Kareena Kapoor Khan (Cameo),
Chitrangda Singh (Item song)
Bacground Score – Sandeep Chowta
Company: Bhansali Productions
of 2002’s A Murugadoss’ Tamil Film Ramanna. The iconic character and villain of
Sholay – Gabbar’s name is being used for the protagonist of this movie. Gabbar
is absolutely non-erasable from Indian Cinema. As such, there is no similarity
between Amjad Khan’s Gabbar and Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar. The former one had ‘naam
aur Kaam villain ka’ whereas the later one has ‘naam villain ka, kaam hero ka’.
The theme of the movie is really relevant. It talks about the corrupt system
existing everywhere in our country, be it government officials, builders,
hospitals etc. We have seen this theme many times offlate. There was tremendous scope for this movie to
be a great one, but the screenplay falters. Lot of punch lines and dialogues
are used which at times goes overboard. Also, the songs pop out, which do not
add much to the screenplay. In fact, we have seen this Akshay Kumar also in the
past who tries to fight the system. Still, one can watch the movie for its
theme. None of us can deny that fact that the system needs cleaning from top to
bottom and that is what is shown in the movie. All of us can relate to various
scenes, corrupt medical system – where a hospital is exploiting the patient’s
family, government officials demanding money to do every work, builders bribing
the officials to get sanction for illegal constructions / or use poor raw
materials for construction etc. I completely resonate with a dialogue of the
movie: Himmat hai to power nahi, power hai to himmat nahi, and agar power aur
himmat hai to corruption hai. So, to clean the system, lot of such Gabbar (s) are
required. PWD (Power Wala Danda) is required.
role of Aditya aka Gabbar, who is in a mission to flush out the corruption from
the society and he literally eradicates corrupt officials from the society.
Initial shots show him surfing and finalizing the list of corrupt Tahsildars
and very soon police officials get the information of kidnapping of 10 Tahsildars
in and around Mumbai. One of them (the most corrupt one) is hanged with files
tied to his body and rest of the nine although return home, don’t speak out. Nobody
knows the identity of Gabbar, nobody has seen Gabbar. So, Police officials and
media keep discussing about how to catch Gabbar. Police officials, media,
common people get a CD with Gabbar’s voice in it that his mission is to get the
corruption out of the system. There is Sadhuram (Sunil Grover aka Gutthi of
Kapil’s Comedy show fame), a junior personnel in the Police Department, who had
the talent and aspiration to be an Inspector but could not get the much
deserving post due to corrupt system. Sadhu keeps trying in spite of being discouraged
/ humiliated by his senior officials to search for Gabbar in his own manner and
later, he indeed gets clues about Gabbar’s identity.
reveals the story of Akshay of how and why he transformed from Aditya to
Gabbar. Opposite him, there is Digvijay Patil (Suman Talwar), a real estate
tycoon, who believes that he is a brand in himself. Patil blames Gabbar for the
miseries caused to him. Then the fight starts between the two.
Kuldeep Pahwa (Jaideep Ahlawat) takes up the charge for catching Gabbar, but he
also seems to be relying more on Sadhuram.
plays Akshay’s friend (cum love interest), a lawyer by profession, who relies
on google information. She is very average in this movie.
and Shruti sported a better hairdo. Akshay’s beard is also not going with his
in every frame of the movie. He and Sunil Grover carries most parts of the movie on their shoulders. Kareena appears
in a song sequence. Chitrangda in an item number – Oh, I felt sad for her,
absolutely wasted in this item number.
of action of Gabbar? What about Digvijay Patil and CBI officer’s plan? How
Sadhu manages to get some clues? What made an ordinary person transform to
Gabbar ? What was the old score between Digvijay Paatil and Gabbar, which had
to be settled off? How does the climax shape up? Do you get to hear the unforgettable
dialogue of Gabbar – Tera kya Hoga Kaaliya?
watched only because the message is loud, clear, and very relevant. Dedicated
to Swachch Bharat. My rating of 3 goes because of the theme of the movie.