Star Solid: Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Diana Penty, Mahesh Thakur, Abhimanyu Singh, Meghna Malik, Kusha Kapila
Director: Raj Mehta
What’s Good: The standard Akshay Kumar trademark comedy in some scenes
What’s Dangerous: The standard ‘tweaking’ in copy-pasting the already tried & examined script ensuring issues worse than the unique
Lavatory Break: Songs & each time you want to!
Watch or Not?: Provided that you haven’t seen the unique (Driving License) you’ll have a brilliant probability to take pleasure in some scenes
Accessible On: Theatrical Launch
Runtime: 143 Minutes (Yep, that quantity mockingly denotes ‘I Love You’ however sorry, that is going to be ‘ek-tarfa pyaar’)
Earlier than the film began, all of us noticed Akshay Kumar’s recorded message about how that is devoted to his followers and the way he’s nothing with out them, however then he goes on to do movies like these to disappoint not all however a substantial chunk of them. He performs Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar), a celebrity who’s worshipped by his followers and one his largest followers in RTO Inspector Om Prakash Agarwal’s (Emraan Hashmi) love for him is dubiously termed as ‘bhakti’.
Star desires a driving license for a car-based scene shoot, RTO officer desires a innocent selfie together with his favorite star however issues change when Vijay reaches the RTO workplace. Who has completed what and why kinds the foremost crux of the movie which revolves round a cat-and-mouse recreation being performed by the ‘Khiladi’ & ‘Anari’.
Selfiee Film Overview: Script Evaluation
Mehta’s trusted author Rishhabh Sharrma (Good Newwz, Jugjugg Jeeyo) adapts & modifies the screenplay of Lal Jr’s Malayalam movie Driving License led by Prithviraj Sukumaran for Akshay Kumar’s Hindi remake. Okay, this will sound insane, however, hear me out. The comical aid of the movie comes additionally from Akki cracking self-deprecated jokes, why didn’t they take it a step forward? When you may speak about his ‘masoode’ ruining his smile, joke about his dedication to do hundreds of thousands of tasks yearly, and make a health care provider criticize his ‘massy’ script sense, then why did you limit the story solely to the supply materials obtainable beforehand?
Why this could’t be a narrative of a narrative who one way or the other forgets to resume his passport & fails with excessive issue in renewing it owing to his twin citizenship (India & Canada, possibly?)? Why not utterly redesign the undertaking retaining simply the narrative’s soul of a public struggle between a celebrity and his die-hard fan? I do know it’s simple to pen and troublesome to execute, however isn’t that the identical as remaking an already-loved film?
Anurag Kashyap’s man Rajeev Ravi (Dev D, Gangs Of Wasseypur) retains it fairly fundamental in the case of cinematography. Aside from a few routine motion sequences, there’s nothing actually to boast about how the movie ‘seems’. Ritesh Soni’s enhancing is of no assist letting the second half drown into oblivion.
Selfiee Film Overview: Star Efficiency
Akshay Kumar’s obsession over his fortunate quantity 9 continues together with his character Vijay driving Vehicles with numbers like 4545 or 0909, and even his driving license kind states his deal with as ’27’ Pali Hill. More often than not, as a result of movie’s self-deprecatory humour, it virtually seems like Akshay is breaking the fourth wall to speak to the viewers. That is one thing Akshay can do whereas sleepwalking, the efficiency doesn’t enhance the dragging narrative. He retains his greatest self whereas delivering a number of genuinely hilarious traces however sadly that’s not sufficient.
Emraan Hashmi’s Om’s star-worshipping isn’t actually constructed effectively to develop a connection solely relying on his efficiency. It might be actually onerous for the non-fans to utterly perceive what’s he going via. The transformation of Om from a die-hard fan to a failed father to a revengeful RTO Inspector fails to evoke any form of feelings aside from “simply finish this already?”
Nushrratt Bharuccha & Diana Penty as respective housewives of Emraan & Akshay don’t have anything to do within the movie aside from ensuring their husbands don’t f*ck up. Extraordinarily match & the 53-year-old good-looking Mahesh Thakur barely will get any footage and it’ll puzzle me eternally, how are you going to take somebody as gifted as him with out giving him some meaty jokes? Abhimanyu Singh’s character writing is hilarious resulting in some rib-tickling scenes, leaving one of the best for the final. ‘Corporator’ performed by Meghna Malik depends closely on her pure efficiency bringing one of the best out of the character. Kusha Kapila is simply there, but once more.
Selfiee Film Overview: Path, Music
Raj Mehta ought to stick with the unique scripts for his expertise to flourish. You undoubtedly see bits of him within the comedic items of the movie however that’s about it, it’s a fairly generic try in any other case. I’d decode the above line for you, Mehta fails to deal with the ‘masala’ parts of Vijay Kumar however nails the gut-busting scenes of Celebrity Suraj (performed by Abhimanyu Singh).
Individuals like Tanishk Bagchi, Yo Yo Honey Singh, The PropheC, Lijo George, DJ Chetas, Vikram Montrose, Aditya Yadav, Tarun & Anu Malik (for Most important Khiladi Tu Anari remake) got here collectively for the songs however couldn’t ship a single observe that might be in my playlist for even every week. PropheC’s Vibe is ruined by making it the ‘for the sake of hook line’ tune (Whenever you hear the unique, the tune begins with the hook line bringing the early excessive which the movie model fails to attain).
Selfiee Film Overview: The Final Phrase
All mentioned and completed, Selfiee might be true to the unique however that’s additionally someplace its weak level. The movie shines when it doesn’t ‘attempt’ to repeat and that’s why this wanted a cosmetical makeover from not solely exterior however inside as effectively.
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Selfiee releases on twenty third February, 2023.
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