Star Rating: 4 out of 5
Simmba is a typical Bollywood masala film that starts with the bang and takes you to the joyride till the end.Before moving on, let me tell you if you didn’t already know that Simmba is the official adaptation of Telugu movie Temper, therefore the expectations were sky high when Rohit Shetty came up with the idea of having teamed up with Ranveer Singh for this project, and frankly speaking it hits the bull’s-eye. The crux of the story remains very much the same. However, modern touch-ups were made to appeal the global audiences.
Simmba is a very delightful movie in the first half, thanks to several sequences and sharp one liners that guaranteed laughter in the house. The second half is very serious and intense. Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba (Ranveer Singh) a village boy who has a dream of becoming a police officer for power and money. Though good at heart, he is also a crazy chap who is by default a loud character. He was transferred to Miramar police station in Shivgar where he finds the love of his life Shagun (Sara Ali Khan) and they both fall in love with each other.
Simmba also meets a young girl Aakruti (Vaidehi Parashurami) and with her he develops sister bond, she is a medical student who teaches less fortunate children on the street. One day she came to know that her students are being used for drug peddling by the powerful gang of 3 brothers Saurabh Gokhale, Amrit Singh of a powerful man and Durva.
As usual Simmba mixed up with the bad guys as he was working for Durva Ranande (Sonu Sood) but soon realizes who he really is. From here on he turned his self-correcting mechanism in a bid to make things right. The rest is all about his struggle in order to do good and hurdles he faced in his way to redemption.
This was the tailormade role for Ranveer Singh and I am sure he must have not find it hard to portray so he manages to pull off every situation he finds himself in. This was something that perhaps no one other than Ranveer could perform better. He effortlessly took the role to the next level.Sara Ali Khan screen presence is powerful but her role was very limited, if you want to watch more of her then you need to watch Kedarnath as the story was not about her. However, she did add the required amount of glamour to the film and dream sequence songs add fascination to her persona.The only problem with the Sonu Sood as a villain is that he didn’t have any powerful lines to throw. Ashutosh Rana played the role of an honest cop and as Mohile, who is quite frustrated with his surroundings. The little war of words between Simmba and Mohile was very interesting hence making this character memorable.The theme of Simmba nicely used and mixed up with Singham’s theme. The soundtrack gels well with the mood of the film. As you know that remix of Aankh Maare is already topping the charts, whereas Aala Re Aala leaves you enthralled. Background score deserves applaud, the cinematography is absolutely immaculate. The action sequences, as required are very pulsating and outstanding.
Apart from Ajay Devgan, who has an extended cameo, this films also has few more surprise cameos that I think should be left to push you to go to cinema and watch this fun filled entertainer with a strong and powerful message.
Bilal Ashraf named most sexiest Pakistani man
The sizzling topless number dharak bharak in Superstar hands Bilal the title of sexiest Pakistani man of 2019
The British Asian publication Eastern Eye names Bilal Ashraf sexiest Pakistani man of 2019. Bilal Ashraf is the only Pakistani actor who makes it into the top 10 of this list based on votes from fans around the world, buzz generated on social networking sites, positive impact, and media attention.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Paperrazzi Bilal Ashraf was overwhlemed. In his choked up voice he tried to remain humbled, “I am beyond humbled to be featured as part of a list among such legendary gentlemen.”
Bilal Ashraf expressed his surprised and said he wasn’t expecting this at all. “This has come to me as a surprise and such moments make the struggle and commitment we all put into our work all worth the while. This encourages me to try my best to further myself in my field. I’m extremely grateful.” he added.
This rounds off a great year for the actor, which included a lead role opposite great Mahira Khan in blockbuster film Superstar. Ashraf’s films released so far include Operation 021, Janaan, Yalghar, Rangreza and Superstar.
British Pakistani showbiz reporter Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and compiles it annually, praised Bilal and described him as the future of Pakistani cinema. “Pakistani cinema is on the rise globally and that is thanks to a new generation of world-class actors like Bilal. He will lead a future generation of cinema stars that will ultimately help empower his country and inspire others living there,” said Asjad Nazir speaking to the local publication.
Tiger Shroff entered the top 10 for the first time and came in fourth. Pop superstar Zayn Malik came in fifth and TV star Harshad Chopda was ranked sixth. The rest of the top 10 for 2019 were actor Mohsin Khan (8), cricketer Virat Kohli (9), and South Indian superstar Prabhas (10).
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SRK to play Mufasa in Disney’s dubbed Lion King remake
Indian actor Shahrukh Khan is known as the “King of Bollywood”, but soon the superstar will be playing the king of the jungle, as he has landed the role of a lifetime. He will lend his voice for Disney’s #TheLionKing remake, dubbed in Hindi.
Khan will be playing the role of Mufasa in the film, leaving us with the question: Who will be playing the role of Simba?
Social media users were pleased to know that the iconic father-son duo, would be played by an “equally iconic” real-life father and son duo. Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s eldest son, will be filling in Simba’s shoes, or should we say, paws!
The 53-year-old actor shared posters of the movie on Twitter (@iamsrk) and Facebook with a sweet message: “Glad to be a part of this journey… a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around it’s even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it July 19 onwards. #TheLionKing.”
Aryan Khan has not made his Bollywood debut yet, he has previously voiced the character Dash, in the Hindi version of Disney’s The Incredibles with his father.
On Twitter, Khan’s post was retweeted nearly 4,000 times and had 20,000 likes in just four hours.
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