8 November 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Sooryavanshi: Watch it if you are Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe Fan! ***½

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Well, I must say this review is going to be quite biased for the sole reason that I enjoy Rohit Shetty’s movies and even after watching many great OTT contents, I am still a freak for movies which is full of heroism and machoism. When I had gone to watch Simmba and at the end of the movie, they had introduced another Cop as Sooryavanshi in its next part of Cop Universe, I had got so excited to watch Akshay Kumar under Shetty’s direction that I have forever waited for this movie to release. I am glad that the whole team waited for theatres to reopen for showcasing this to us as this movie is meant to watch on the big screen with those dashing loud surround speakers and multiple people sitting, shouting, laughing, and whistling together with you. It has been an amazing experience to be in theatre after 19 months to watch a Bollywood movie and even enjoying it.

 

Sooryavanshi is about the cop – Veer Sooryavanshi, who is heading the Anti-terrorism department and is behind the people from Pakistan who have entered in India as sleeper cells planning another big bomb-blasts in Mumbai. In the start, the movie takes us through lot of history of attacks and how Akshay Kumar’s character is personally attached with it. Then, we are introduced with so many villains that it becomes too much to consume initially but it’s great that Rohit didn’t rush with it later and we are made to deal with each villain one at a time. The first half is entertaining as you are trying to understand the character of this new Cop in Rohit Shetty’s Cop Universe. You learn that he is both- serious and funny unlike his previous two characters- Singham – who was always serious and Simmba – who was always funny.

 

The 1st half gets impacted a bit due to the romance angle of Akshay and Katrina, but it must also be acknowledged that any Bollywood movie is incomplete without a heroine, love angle and few songs. So, you must be prepared for it. The 2nd half gets little more focused towards the task in hand, and you start loving the action, fast-paced chases, dialogues, heroism, fighting scenes, cinematography, background music, helicopter scene and everything that’s happening on the screen. Now, comes the part for which every Cop Universe fan had been waiting for – to see all – Singham, Simmba and Sooryavanshi together which also means seeing three big superstars – Ajay Devgan, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar together. When it happens, you just love the chemistry among them where Ajay behaves quite matured whereas Ranveer tries being that imperfect junior and makes us laugh with his sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek dialogues. Akshay Kumar also delivers a perfect body-language and gives the due respect to both the cops who have built the legacy of this series which enables him to start from between rather than zero.

 

The movie has couple of funny scenes which are sure to make you laugh out loud. It also has some parts which will make you feel lump in throat. Rohit Shetty tries and gets successful in making us understand the tough and sacrificial life a policeman must go through. You can empathize with every aspect of their struggle and relate with them. The background score is too loud as there’s not even a 5-minutes segment when you won’t find the music going loud and trying to play with your adrenaline rush. The movie is too formulaic and tries to play with all angles such as terrorism, patriotism, divorce, family life, Hindu-Muslim angle etc. There are also preachy dialogues which at times becomes too obvious and irritating. Rohit Shetty’s script is more about speaking about the black and then immediately trying to portray the white side of it to create balance. He doesn’t want to make anyone unhappy. This becomes obvious as an audience to understand which could have been written perfectly. Lastly, I believe that the movie could have been 20 minutes shorter to make it more focused and on-point.

 

Overall, Sooryavanshi is a good entertainer. If you love typical Bollywood big commercial masala movies, you will love this. And if you love Rohit Shetty’s Cop Universe, you will adore this. I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.


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WRITING BUDDHA 



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