Shiver me timbers. The Singham is back. This time louder, wilder and more a man-eater. With his lioness in tow. For a roar in stereo. Yes, the ‘hard-hitting’ combo of Devgn-Shetty is back with more purr for the puss. With sculpted muscles and sinews that scream ‘studly’. And the man with ultimate dum, fakth Bajirao Singham.
The plot rumbles with action of seismic proportions, shot grandly in signature Shetty style – high-voltage stunts, death-defying combats, men and machines bursting into flames – served bloody, gritty and unadulterated. Guruji (Kher) is a righteous political leader who wants to bring about social change with youth development, women’s safety, et al. Opposing his noble intentions are corrupt politicians and a sleazy, malicious godman, Swamiji (Gupte), who hypnotizes and loots the aam aadmi with blind faith.
Enter DCP Bajirao Singham (Devgn), with a satka dimaag and a solid mission. His dutiful police officer gets killed and falsely accused of corruption. Singham returns with more garam khoon than before. With all his claw-power to pound the baddies, even as his dynamite dialogues (Sajid-Farhad) dare them to resurrect their evil (aai shapath!).
Shetty’s cracked the pulse of the masses as he brazenly plays to the galleries. While the story itself plays it safe (too basic and predictable), the action is risky and rousing (Rohit Shetty, Jai Singh Nijjar and Suniel Rodrigues). Also packing a social message and feeding action lovers with raw ‘meat and bones’. It’s riddled with cliches and the length needs a good edit. But overall, it provides entertainment for enthusiasts of ‘Singham’ brand of cinema.
Amol Gupte is perfectly cast, leaving an impact with a superb, killer performance. Kareena Kapoor (as Avni) playfully romances her sher, slipping in some laughs and clicking ‘selfies’ as Lady Singham. Kher is good even in a brief role. Devgn digs his claws into this part with more vengeance and power, delivering a knockout act.
The jungle can be tamed. If we all become ringmasters of the circus of civilization – and lions of what is right. Then the unlawful will get – well, fakth.
Singham is on the prowl again. To rip the guts of untamed beasts in the civilized jungle of Mumbai.
The Times of India