Years after his righteous parents were brutally murdered by a mobster for opposing his illegal activities, Arjun (Ajay Sinh Rathod) enters the Mumbai underworld to seek revenge. He becomes a hitman for a local gang leader in order to settle old scores with his real enemy. When he doesn’t indulge in slow-mo fist-fights with the bad guys, he looks after the poor and needy.
Enters ‘I am so cute’ Sarah (Prachi Sinha), whose character is a cross between Basanti of Sholay and Asin from Ghajini. The talkative girl falls for the brooding hero, who’s in no mood for love. He is obsessed with fighting injustice instead. What lies ahead for the two – one driven by relentless love, the other by his troubled past?
An indestructible hero, vengeance, a love story and painful flashbacks…though this film has no direct reference to Bachchan, it clearly looks inspired by his cult classic Agneepath. The newcomers act well, stunts look realistic and the songs do not interrupt the narrative.
However, the film lacks novelty. The story has been done to death and characters aren’t established enough for you to feel for them. Stunts are given more prominence but after a while, they look repetitive. Modest production values make the film look like a blander version of its predecessors. Overall, the film lacks intensity. The happenings fail to evoke a reaction and there lies its failure.
Action junkies may not mind watching this one. For the rest, revisit Vijay Deenanath Chauhan instead.
An ode (of sorts) to superstar Amitabh Bachchan of the 70’s, the film is a revenge drama that comes across as a rehash of various hits like Agneepath, Ghayal and Ghulam to name a few.
The Times of India