Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Grover, Shruti Haasan
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shabina Khan
Music: Songs: Chirantan Bhatt, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Manj Musik, Score: Sandeep Chowta
Timesofap Rating: 3/5
Corruption is a subject that has been done and dusted with, in Bollywood. Every now and then, a number of films keep popping up with the same subject, so it was no surprise for us when the maker of Gabbar Is Back announced this project, a remake of Tamil flick, Ramana starring Vijaykanth.
A.P.J Abdul Kalam said and I quote, "If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher." Gabbar Is Back featuring Akshay Kumar does what the fathers, mothers and teachers have been failing to do.
This film is about a common man, a self appointed vigilante who is out to abolish corruption altogether from society. He does n't believe in forgiving or second chances, he wants to solve the problem of corruption by punishing the offenders with death. This leads to a lot of bribe taking collectors and other offenders being found dead, hanging on trees, hoardings etc.
Akshay plays the role of the self claimed law enforcer who means business and is by far the best actor who could have essayed this character on screen. On watching the film, you shall realize that no other Bollywood actor would have been right for this role and that it was specially scripted and drafted for our Khiladi Kumar.
His understated demeanor delivers massy lines that have the power to sway people with such ease and conviction that you feel like sitting up and paying attention to this man who is standing on a car, giving an arousing speech on youth power, all without raising his voice.
Shruti Haasan is seen playing the role of a lawyer who is busy drinking coffee and romancing Akshay than fighting cases, while Kareena Kapoor looks breathtaking in the movie and nothing more.
Rajat Arora's dialogues, it truly proves how pen is mightier than the sword. His dialogues had more power than the action in the film.
Krish's direction, for a change he decided to make a movie that puts across a movie with the subtlety of the corruption theme. Not overdoing it but still giving it a massy appeal is what scored for Gabbar Is Back.
Sunil Grover, you famously know as Gutti in Comedy Nights With Kapil show has essayed his role of asphyxiated voice of nation with conviction.
Sandeep Chowta's background score gets a little disturbing.
Villains in the film lack authenticity, they are the same old boring characters who project the typical corrupt people we have been seeing in decade old films.
Gabbar Is Back movie has been conceptualized and made pretty darn well. It may get loud, it may get too flamboyant for it to seem believable but in a country like ours, you can never convey any sensible thing by being subtle.
You want people to listen to you, then you ought to be loud!
Akshay's brooding character is what will remain in mind when you are walking out of the theater! There is something magical and serene in him that just knocks you off your feet. Our country needs a hero like this!
If Narendra Modi is on the lookout for a sidekick then Akshay is the man!
In spite of being a remake movie, Gabbar Is Back is the best version ever made. Watch it for Akshay and watch it because it is an entertaining movie that will kick the boredom out of you like how Akshay kicks his villains.