Reviewed: Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ Is Trademark Rohit Shetty

Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif has had a long wait to get into theatres, owing to the pandemic rules. At first watch, it has all the makings of another blockbuster for Rohit Shetty and his cop-universe trilogy, that had Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in ‘Singham’ and ‘Simmba’.

Sooryavanshi is an out-and-out Rohit Shetty mainstream Bollywood masala cop-flick with Akshay Kumar in the leading role as a DGP, and with cameos from Ajay Devgn, who plays Singham, and Ranveer Singh, who plays Simmba, in the last 30 minutes. Shetty’s trademark hiigh-octane action with cars getting blown up, hand-combat and explosions galore in the climax will be enough to satiate die-hard moviegoers at the theatres, after a long wait for movie halls to open owing to the pandemic.

The film is set in the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai. 13 years later, when a terrorist group is back in action and regrouping for another mission, DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, (Akshay Kumar), the head of Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad, is assigned the task of foiling the plot and catching the suspects.

Sooryavanshi isn’t driven by a great script or plot, but we presume that’s not what you paid the ticket money for. If over-the-top action is what you want, Akshay Kumar delivers. There’s romance between Sooryavanshi and his wife Riya (played by Katrina Kaif, whose Hindi diction has come a long way), their relationship with their son Aryan, and his relationships with colleagues in the ATS force for an entertainment smorgasbord.

And there’s also a recreation of the song ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani‘ with Kaif and Kumar, from Kumar’s 90s hit , ‘Mohre’ with the sensous Raveena Tandon in a yellow saree, added in for good measure.

What do you think of the song, Will you watch the movie, is it a guaranteed blockbuster, as movie theatres open after a long hiatus?

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