Director : Rohit Shetty
Star Cast : Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amole Gupte, Anupam Kher, Dayanand Shetty, Zakir Hussain, Vineet Sharma
Rating : 1/5
One Line Review: Singham Returns with a bang only to disappoint and bore the audiences with nothing new to offer.
Positive Points: Character performances; a couple of dialogues.
Negative Points: Expectedly unrealistic action scenes; unnecessary dialogues and scenes; totally unentertaining and unengaging; misrepresenting communities and religious faiths.
Plot: Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) is posted to Mumbai for his duty and is carrying on with his duty as usual. On the other hand, an honest and well known social crusader Guruji (Anupam Kher) has established a political party of his own, that aims to get the nation rid of corruption and improve conditions.
On the other hand, one of Singham’s constables goes missing, only to be found dead in an ambulance that is full of cash. This leads the media to speculate that he was involved in illegal activities involving black money.
On the other hand, Guruji’s reformatory work becomes a threat for others in his coalition, of whom, one is the a fake spiritual guru (Amole Gupte) who fools innocent masses and uses misdirected faith to loot them. On the other hand, he is aided by another politician (Zakir Hussain), who is hand in gloves with him.
Soon, they lock horns with Guruji and in the process, he is killed. Now Singham has to solve the case of his dead constable being found in the ambulance full of cash alongside bringing the powerful criminal duo to justice.
Direction And Other Technical Aspects: Rohit Shetty’s direction could at least bring somewhat entertainment and audience engagement in the first part. But this time it seems that things have been totally messed up. The action sequences do not make any sense and so don’t the random funny scenes that are totally insignificant and unnecessary for the whole film. As a result of such impressive direction, the whole film looks like a collage of unmatching patches of scenes.
The cinematography is certainly much different from the first part, that doesn’t really make up for the errors.
Performances: Ajay Devgn has delivered a strong performance of an honest and law abiding cop in the second series too. This time his energy level is also higher than before. However, during certain scenes, it seems to be too much.
Kareena Kapoor delivers a small surprise when she blasts out in street Marathi which seems not only awkward, but also foolish for her. The character was totally unnecessary and has been included just to keep consistency with the first part.
Anupam Kher is impressive in his performance of a social crusader even though his part ends quickly.
Amole Gupte play his role of a fake spiritual guru well, but sometimes looks a bit comic.
The most noteworthy performance comes from Ashwini Kalsekar who plays the role of a strong headed and enquiring TV news reporter, who keeps a track of developments taking in the case and also assists Singham with her media power.
Music: ‘Kuch Toh Hua Hai is one romantic number from the film but doesn’t match the charm and beauty of ‘Badmaash Dil’ from part one. ‘Sun Le Zara’ composed by Jeet Ganguly and sung by Arijit Singh is not a romantic song, but more or less is likeable.
Final verdict: If you are a Singham fan and were totally taken aback from the first part, let us break it to you that ‘Singham Returns’ will surely give you nothing more than disappointment. As for the others who are not so much into Singham, its better you don’t watch the movie even for killing some time.