Release Date : September 07, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Ridhi Dogra, Lehar Khan, Sunil Grover, Girija Oak
Producers: Gauri Khan
Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematographer: GK Vishnu
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Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan is back again to entertain his fans and audience with the action drama Jawan. Shah Rukh’s previous flick Pathaan is an all-time industry hit in Hindi, and hence, the expectations heightened for Jawan. Atlee, known for masala entertainers, helmed the film that has some of the big names from the south industry in crucial roles. The movie created a sensation with its advance bookings and has hit the screens today amidst unprecedented fan frenzy. Let’s see how the movie is.
The film is about Vikram Rathore (Shah Rukh Khan), an Indian soldier who chooses an unconventional way to do good to society. He hijacks a metro train and holds the passengers as the hostages. Vikram puts forth his demands to NSG officer Narmada (Nayanthara). She learns that weapon dealer and renowned businessman Khaali Gaikwad (Vijay Sethupathi) is the target of Vikram Rathore. What is the connection between the soldier and Khaali? How integral is Vikram Rathore’s son Azad (Shah Rukh Khan) to the whole story? This is what the film is about.
There has been a lot of talk that Bollywood is not delivering what the audience needed off late, and Jawan is an answer to it. The movie is made exclusively for the big screen experience, with plenty of whistle-worthy moments for which the audience will go berserk.
Atlee gave a paisa vasool action drama by including all the essential ingredients that are required for a true-blue commercial cinema. He has presented Shah Rukh Khan in a stunning manner, and the masses will go crazy watching his intense performance. Watch out for the intro and interval sequences.
The funny antics and swag of King Khan are brilliantly utilized over the end, and it evokes good laughs. The star actor was brilliant in both roles, and this is perhaps the massiest film he has done to date. Kudos to the stunt choreographers for devising such breathtaking action sequences. The truck chase sequence in the second half will stand out among all.
Vijay Sethupathi is lovely in his role. His dialogue delivery and mannerisms are a treat to watch. His confrontation scenes with Shah Rukh have come out so well, and it was delightful seeing two of the best performers in a single frame.
Nayanthara’s screen presence is just superb, and she does what is expected of her. The cameo of Deepika Padukone was also good, and it drives the story forward. The best part is Atlee managed to deliver on the emotional front, too, in the first half while not missing out on the elevation scenes. There was a right balance of action and emotion in the first hour.
There is some surprise for the audience in the second half, and theatres will surely erupt for it. Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Ridhi Dogra, Lehar Khan, and Girija Oak are adequate in their respective roles. Anirudh’s background is as-usually good, and it helps the film to go a few notches higher. The VFX works by Red Chillies are incredible, and the team once again proved they are among the best in handling visual effects.
There is a solid message to the society in the movie, but it has not been told much effectively. The emotions in the first half were good, and even the scenes involving Deepika in the second half came out well. However, the powerful message that the film intends to deliver is not presented well amidst the high elevations and stunning action set pieces. The editing could have been better as far as the second half is concerned.
Plot-wise, the movie isn’t new, and hence, at times, the movie turns a bit predictable. There are a few over-the-top scenes which were placed intentionally to cater to the masses. While some of them were good, a few cliches could have been avoided. The Faraatta song featuring Shah Rukh and Deepika wasn’t good visually. As it is the case with mass films, one needs to ignore logics to enjoy the proceedings.
Anirudh has become the man with Midas touch, and Jawan is another feather to his cap. His background score is pulsating, and he elevated the Bollywood Badhshah in an electrifying manner. GK Vishnu’s cinematography is top-class, and the action set pieces were captured in a superb manner. The movie is lengthy, and a few scenes could have been trimmed in the second half. The production values by Red Chillies are exquisite.
Director Atlee is known for packing his movies with good masala elements, and with Jawan, too, he does the same. He presented Shah Rukh in the way fans wish to see him. While the tempo goes down slightly in the second half, he makes it up with solid elevations and humor as the film nears the completion. All in all, Atlee delivers what is expected of him.
On the whole, Jawan is a well-made commercial entertainer that has all the elements to please the audience and Shah Rukh Khan fans. There are pulse-pounding moments, high-octane action scenes, electrifying soundtracks, and some stunning visuals which should be sufficient to set the box office on fire. But the social message the movie intends to deliver could have been conveyed in an even better manner. While the first half was too good, things became slightly slow in the second half. But Atlee has managed to insert high elements in between, and he emerged triumphant. Jawan deserves a theatrical experience for its high technical values. If you love watching masala entertainers, then Jawan will end up being a very good watch this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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