Toofan (2021): Film Review | Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal

Toofan (2021): Film Review | Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal

When you see many films on the same sport, comparision starts. Toofan meets the same fate. The memories of Sultan (2016) and Apne (2007) are still fresh in the minds of the audience. Toofan must have been little different to keep the interest of the audience, but it lags here. Those who have not seen above movies may feel better. However as an independent critic the film Toofan is average. It’s average in acting, average in script, average in plot and drama and below average in music, songs, editing, direction etc.

Aziz Ali (Farhan Akhtar) meets Ananya (Mrunal Thakur) who persuade him to take up boxing. But during his elation as boxer, he succumbs to the lure of money required for starting a new life and loses the bout in National Championship. His coach and mentor Narayan Nana Prabhu (Paresh Rawal) disowns him and Ananya after he learns about their love. But as predictable he comes back. How? Pl watch it on Amazon Prime.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the director, producer seems to have a loose grip on the movie. Some emotional moments are good. Camera tricks could have been better. In some frames Farhan looks as old as Paresh Rawal. Some of the scenes are hushed up and do not convey the emotions properly. At some points Farhan’s performance is good but mostly it’s average. Some popular issues of Hindu-Muslim have been shown. The film struggles to complete and vie for audience’s attention.

The best take away from the movie is that ‘Don’t blame on circumstances and choose your options cautiously’ and that ‘motivation impacts performance’. The movie can be watched with family ignoring 2-3 kissing scenes.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

 

By

RS Shandilya

23 Jul 2021