The reasons Ajay Devgn is known as the “Mass Maharaja” are reaffirmed in Bholaa. He definitely dominates the action scenes, but the movie needed a stronger storyline. See whole review
Director: Ajay Devgn
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan,Ajay Devgn,tabu,Sanjay Mishra,Amala Paul,Gajraj Rao,Deepak Dobriyal,Raai Laxmi,vineet kumar
Rating: 3 / 5
Plot: A vehicle belonging to drug lord Ashwathama that is laden with cocaine valued at $1 billion is taken by IPS officer Diana (Tabu) (Deepak Dobriyal). A sequence of incidents thrust Bholaa (Ajay Devgn), a prisoner, into the middle of this shootout between the police and the mafia. Instead of asking the police for help to safeguard the safety of his daughter, Bholaa takes on the burden of protecting the police community from the drug lord’s fury. Does he make progress in doing so? While you watch Bholaa, all the drama, excitement, and action will take place.
What Works: There are several expertly choreographed action scenes in the Ajay Devgn-starring movie that are likely to give you goosebumps. During the course of the movie, his character attained a few altitudes that stand out in the story. The film’s two primary highlights, the Trishul battle sequence and the pre-intermission block, should not be missed.
The drawn-out 6-minute bike pursuit scene also keeps you on the edge of your seat and demonstrates Devgn’s skill as a filmmaker by successfully directing a stylish action scene. The way Tabu enters is also carefully thought out.
The first half of the movie is well-paced, but throughout the course of its brief running time, there are several scenes in the second half that feel laborious. The plot is predictable but also simple to follow. Although the writing may have been stronger, Ajay doesn’t fall short on the directing front and mostly controls the subject matter. The humorous sections are passable.
What Doesn’t: The screenplay is redeemed by a few well-crafted action moments in the second half when the tempo slows down. The flashback episodes are hurriedly written and don’t really deepen the plot. It adds a fresh layer to the plot from the Tamil original, but the weak presentation makes it difficult to forge the kind of deep emotional connection needed for a movie of this kind. You don’t cheer for Bholaa during his adventure. The mood of the daughter is likewise off-key.
The dialogues lack the oomph that a movie like Bholaa, which caters to a wide audience, should ideally have. A little bit better effort on this front would have made a huge difference. Although being billed as a 3D movie, it doesn’t actually contribute anything to the story. The effects aren’t numerous or particularly noteworthy enough to warrant a 3D viewing. Particularly in 3D, the close-up images of the performers don’t seem well. Moreover, the climactic scene should have been improved.
Performances: Ajay Devgn does a great job acting the part of Bholaa. He exudes a powerful screen presence and exhibits excellent body language. One of the main attractions is when he faces off against the bad guys. He performs like a boss throughout the action scenes. Another excellent performance in Ajay Devgn’s famous filmography is Bholaa.
Tabu gives her portrayal of an IPS officer her all. She gives a commanding performance while making effective use of her acting range. Deepak Dobriyal turns in an outstanding performance. In the role of Ashwathama, he excels. He merits many plaudits for his captivating performance.
Sanjay Mishra stands out from the rest of the cast despite the fact that Gajraj Rao and all the other supporting actors provide solid assistance. You should keep an eye out for a special surprise cameo as well.
Ajay Devgn and his crew’s skillfully directed action sequences are the backbone of Bholaa. The “Mass Maharaja” has been depicted just as he should be, although the adaption might have had a stronger second half storyline and pacing. Fans of Ajay Devgn and action movies may enjoy it on a huge screen.