By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai and Prakash Raj
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Policegiri is out and the film got a lot of talks because of the arrest of Sanjay Dutt. The film is a high octane action film and the director relies quite heavily on the action rather than pouring focus on anything else. This is ofcourse the negative point of the film. It is a common police versus corrupt politician movie, which does not offer any kind of novelty to enjoy at all. Since the south movies’ remakes have well been in use in Bollywood film industry, Policegiri too is a remake of a Tamil hit movie Saamy. The Tamil version made big waves in south, but the Hindi remake could hardly run at the box office, as the content is poor and needs to be avoided.
Policegiri remind us of Dabangg and Singham. In both of these movies, the protagonists have played cops fighting with the corrupt politicians, etc. In Policegiri, the story walks on the same lines. Sanjay Dutt, the protagonist, fights with a corrupt politician played by Prakash Raj in the movie.
The film is an old wine packed in a new bottle and there is nothing else to entertain you at all. The director K.S. Ravikumar has just gone to use the time tested formula to make this action thriller. T.P. Agarwal, the producer, has rich experience in making successful action movies, but this time around he seems to be fail in his latest offering.
Rudra (Sanjay Dutt), the Deputy Commissioner of Police, is on the mission to clean up the town from corrupts and goons. He wants the public to live in peace and harmony. He plans a new policy to settle with the gangsters. He fights with the corrupt politician Nagori (Prakash Raj).
There is no novelty at all in the plot. The viewer starts getting bored with the way, the movie proceeds. There are a lot of flaws in the script. Direction is poor as well. Hari is the man who is the real culprit of the failure of this movie, as he writes the story of the film. K.S. Ravikumar could not handle the execution of the script on celluloid. In action movies, dialogues have bigger importance. This movie carries mundane dialogues. Himesh Reshammiya’s music is simply boring. There are no catchy tunes to get lured with. Editing is poor. Cinematography has no life at all.
Sanjay Dutt is the only one, who impresses the viewers with his usual style of acting. He fits well into a cop’s role. Prakash Raj is brilliant in a corrupt politician’s character. Prachi Desai is okay. Rest of the cast is average.
Policegiri is a poor cinematic action thriller, which has no life and novelty to offer the audiences. Caution: Stay away from it.
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