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A slow-paced action drama with revenge and freedom: Shamshera


After a long gap of almost four years, the movie ‘Shamshera’ starring Ranbir Kapoor has been released. Shamshera is the film that has been screened in the largest number of theaters after Corona. The movie was scheduled to be released in December 2019, but due to Corona, the release of the movie was delayed for about two and a half years.

The story of the movie is based on Khameran and Kaja caste people, in which the audience gets to see the love between mother-son and husband-wife and their fight for the people of their caste.

During the Rajput era of the 18th century, people of Khameran caste reach Kaza in search of shelter but are not accepted by the upper castes there. Then their leader Shamshera (Ranveer Kapoor) along with his friend starts robbing Kaza. The people of Kaza even petition the British courts against the Khamerans. The government then sends police inspector Suddh Singh (Sanjay Dutt) to the fort of Kaza after betraying Shamshera and his friends and many atrocities begin to happen to them. This is where the twist in the story of the movie comes from. For the freedom of his country, Shamshera, the chieftain of Khameran, fights with them even at the cost of his life. It results in the next age.

After 25 years, the story starts again, where the new Shamshera wins the hearts of the audience by acting in the movie. Shamshera’s son Balli (Ranveer Kapoor) sets out to fulfill his father’s unfulfilled dream. Bally commits many robberies and every time he terrorizes everyone, now he has a clash with Shuddha Singh. Will Bally be able to defeat the British and police forces or will he be able to fulfill his father Khameran’s dream of freedom? All this is the essence of the movie. Director Karan Malhotra has left no stone unturned to make the movie grand with grand sets, excellent cinematography, music and veteran actors like Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor, but the weak point of the movie is its screenplay and dialogues. The movie has many such scenes from the interlude to the climax where the audience keeps the curiosity but because of the length of the story the audience may not be interested in the movie.

In terms of actors, Ranbir has done a great job, so even Sanjay Dutta pales in front of Ranbir. However, he sometimes reaches childishness on the pretext of making the audience laugh. The heroine of the movie, Vaani Kapoor, does not have much breath in her acting. Her only job is to love the hero and dance to the songs. Other actors Saurabh Shukla and Ronit Roy look excellent in their respective roles. If you watch the movie just for entertainment, you will find it enjoyable, but if the story and its dialogues are matched to some extent, the movie would definitely be unmatched.