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Producer: Reliance Entertainment
Director: Rohit Shetty
Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
Music: Ajay-Atul
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Reviewed by: Bhavikk Sangghvi  - Rating: 6.5 / 10
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Singham is a Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster film called 'Singam'.

In the backdrop of Shivgad, a small village in the border of Maharashtra and Goa, the film revolves around the story of an honest, diligent and honored cop Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) who fights against injustice and prejudice using his own ethics and principles.

A sudden strike of destiny sets up Singham against the tremendously powerful criminal cum politician Jaykant Shikre (Prakash Raj), challenging his morals and beliefs. Jaykant's vengeful planning and force makes Singham land up in the ruling city of Jaykant Shikre, the city of Goa, where he leaves no stone unturned to make Singham's life a nightmare to live.

Singham's supportive girlfriend Kavya (Kajal Aggarwal) and his tryst with Late Rakesh Kadam's (Sudhanshu Pandey) family makes him realize the importance to bring a change in the system by eradicating the root cause of corruption, by not going against the law; but by being a part of it.

Although the script is beaten to death and the screenplay (Yunus Sajawal) routine, director Rohit Shetty pulls all the right strings and fuses in enough energy in most of the scenes to keep your interest alive throughout the proceedings. He seems to have read the mind of an avid moviegoer and treats the film as a full on masala entertainer. Some of the dialogues by Farhad – Sajid are power packed and has some real ‘taali maaro’ moments.

Performance wise, Ajay Devgn proves that he is the real ‘king’ of the lot and there is no one to beat him when it comes to intense acting. He is looking fitter than ever and his fight sequences are nothing short of solid stuff.

Kajal Aggarwal has not much to contribute in terms of her role; but nonetheless she is a natural performer. Prakash Raj makes up for a fantastic villain and also makes you laugh with his lines and those funny expressions on his face. He needs to be given more roles in Hindi films as he is simply brilliant in his work.

Amongst the supporting cast, Ashok Saraf, Sonali Kulkarni and Sudhanshu Pandey impress with their sincere acts while Sachin Khedekar succeeds in raising a few smiles. Plus there are a horde of other Marathi actors namely – Anant Jog, Vijay Patkar, Jayant Sawarkar, Ashok Samarth, Kishore Nandlaskar, Ravindra Berde, Hemu Adhikari, Agasthya Dhanorkar, Suchitra Bandekar, Suhasini Deshpande, Meghna Vaidya, Pradeep Velankar etc. who do their jobs with utmost honesty.

Music by Ajay – Atul does not boast of a single hit number but their picturisations are lavish. Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire fill the requirement. Cinematography by Dudley is of top order and the stunts choreographed by Rohit Shetty along with Jai Singh Nijjar are raw and the main stay of the enterprise. Background score by Amar Mohile is effective while Art by Narendra Rahurikar is eye filling. Sound by Rakesh Ranjan fits the bill while choreography by Ganesh Acharya is functional. Editing by Steven H. Bernard is sharp and the film moves at a rapid pace.

All in all, if you are ready for having a ‘roaring’ time – Singham is worth a watch!

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