Sooryavanshi Trailer Review: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh Have a Blast
Sooryavanshi Trailer Review: Yet another brawn-fest from Rohit Shetty, this time starring Mr Nationalist, Akshay Kumar
I am not too sure I feel comfortable with a massy (please note, I didn’t say messy) moviemaker like Rohit Shetty using terrorism and terror attacks as a ploy to create on-screen thrills. I mean, when you are making millions out of every blast, how genuine can your concern for the nation’s well-being be? Plus there is the now familiar trope of nationalism (doesn’t Akshay Kumar agree to do a film without a high dose of faux patriotism?), Good Muslims vs Bad Muslims added in for good measure!
Having made the rather over-righteous points, I must say the trailer of Sooryavanshi is full paisa-vasool . For fans of Akshay Kumar it is a complete orgasmic experience. The guy is still super sprightly at 50, hangs out of choppers and hangs out with his family (wife Katrina Kaif trying hard to look like a wife of an adventurous cop) with equal ease. He also hangs around with terrorists played by some seasoned actors like Abhimanyu Singh, Sikandar Kher and Jackie Shroff all trying hard not to overpower the moral balance of their scenes with the hero.
Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh's Sooryavanshi
Akshay Kumar is quick with his guns and words. But Ranveer Singh is quicker. The best line in the trailer goes to ‘Simmba’ Ranveer Singh who sees Akshay’s Sooryavanshi squabbling with ‘Singham’ Ajay Devgan (yes he’s in the trailer too) and says, “You too have started. Kisska zyada bada hai(whose is bigger)…I mean, entry.”
Watch Sooryavanshi trailer here:
The Freudian implication of the priceless line is probably lost on the cop-heroes who are too busy fighting terrorists and taking themselves seriously to pause and see they actually look like school kids comparing notes on their private parts. Sooryavanshi looks like it is very much part of Rohit Shetty’s videogame universe of virtual machismo. Skidding cars, roaring helicopters, blazing guns and comic book heroes saving the world while making sure their under wears don’t slip off. This is the desi equivalent of the Marvel universe with enough adrenaline flowing through the narrative to satiate the most brawn-drawn crowds.
Now that we know Ajay Devgan and Ranveer Singh are making guest appearances in Sooryavanshi, can we expect director Rohit Shetty to also drop in? Just kidding!