Another Rohit Shetty action drama, Simmba, hits the theaters this Friday. Like any other Rohit Shetty movie, Simmba is full of bloodthirsty cops, somersaulting cars, Maratha machismo and a textbook villain.
This can be Shetty’s best work as long as Singh’s silly jokes in Hindi, Marathi and broken English entertain us. However, the actual story about a bad cop who starts avenging rapes, isn’t interesting or original.
One can always welcome the typical Bollywood masala from Simmba. But after an hour or so, the movie becomes a completely different film, one it always wanted to be: a rape revenge drama. Singh who is a corrupt cop reforms himself after the goons rape and murder his sworn sister.
According to Wire: “There are plenty of scenes that point towards the fact that Shetty just doesn’t get it. That he sees rape as another formulaic plot-point. Simmba says that the girl was her “sister”. As if a woman has to be something with respect to a man to command respect.”
“Shetty plays at balance, giving decisive roles to female characters — judge, mother, policewomen — in a film that claims to be about rape, but this film is still all musk.”- as stated by Hindustan Times.
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