There is a lot of flying objects in the trailer of Simmba…fists, fireworks, rhetorics and of course, cars …you name it. This is the larger-than-life world of Rohit Shetty. Kuch Na kuch gol maal toh hona hi hai, boss.
Sure enough, Ranveer Singh plays a corrupt cop who believes making money from the law is his birthright. After several hurriedly-cut escapades showing Ranveer’s Simmba in positions of financial compromise, the trailer swerves broadly into a conscientious trip with Simmba taking on rapists while an innocent-looking girl tells him, “Bhaiyya, rapists must die”.
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On comes an assistant cop with serious blood-pressure issues, muttering “Until the rapists die nothing will change.”
Well, yes. But is it that simple? Bad Cop Turns Good Cop, takes on the baddies…crime is eradicated. In this Operation Clean-up Ranveer is joined at the end of the trailer by ‘Singham’ Ajay Devgan. Didn’t I tell you, the trailer began with a voiceover about this ill-tempered little boy who grows to want to be a cop?
So now we have Singham and Simmba hand-in-hand. By the time the breakneck (and break bones) trailer groaned to a halt we knew the entire story of Simmba, and why Rohit Shetty has joined hands with Karan Johar tell us about one more badass cop who will come around make this world a better place.
1976’s angry young cop Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) in Zanjeer is now the smirking Simmba. So smug in his corrupt cocoon he seems like an anomaly.
We can never get enough of Vijay/Singham/Simmba. Because we are still fighting the same forces of corruption that bothered writers Salim-Javed in the 1970s. And yes, the heroine continues to be marginalized in these macho tells of heroic forbearance. If Jaya Bhaduri was a minuscule presence in Zanjeer, Sara Ali Khan, so pivotal in Kedarnath is here reduced to a prop mouthing inane lines like, “The next time you need to do someone's ‘encounter’ I can give you tips.”
That’s all we need. An encounter specialist who looks like she just walked out of the beauty parlour.
The trailer of Simmba doesn’t hold back. It tells us the entire story, introduces us to all the twists and turns in the plot and gives enough ‘feud’ for thought to make us grateful that ‘Singham’ Ajay Devgn is around to ensure his new spinoff doesn’t spin out of control.