Tevar happens to be the first notable film to hit the screens in 2015. And to be frank, it is not a bad start. Brimming with punchy dialogues, heroism, loud fights and the clichés, the film provides what it promised to.
With the basic story grid taken from Mahesh Babu’s Okkadu (which was also remade in Tamil as Gilli), Tevar tells you the story of Pintu (Arjun Kapoor) and his encounter with Vijender Singh (Manoj Bajpai), who is forcing Radhika (Sonakshi Sinha) into an unwanted marriage. One-liners and stunt sequences galore, Tevar travels on a predictable path which is a squirm-less sitting thanks to its main starcast.
The film seemed like a cakewalk for Arjun Kapoor, who is tailor made for the role of a young lad from Agra. With his kiddish expressions and musings, he does know how to leave the audience asking for more. And it wouldn’t be wrong if I said that this is Sonakshi’s best outlook since Dabangg. Matured and trendy with a lovable charm, she fills up the eye-candy quotient albeit her role being a touch inferior to the others. The show-stealer however, is Manoj Bajpai who tears the screen apart with his menacing performance. See-sawing between fun and fury, the actor fits the bill to perfection, for if Tevar does go onto become a hit, he will be the main reason. Raj Babbar scores where he has to, especially a scene in the pre-climax sequence which surely did excite the audience.
Technically, Tevar has decent cinematography which is appreciable in the songs and stunts. The film would have been a yawnfest if not for the superior stunt choreo, which does up the ante at the right moments. Luck favoured the average songs which received grand picturisation, therefore saving you from the eyesore.
If you walk into Tevar expecting something out of the box, the joke is on you. But if you are looking for entertainment, this might be the go-to. Amit Sharma makes a passable debut, and he must thankful to his cast who have pulled it off with some style, if not much.
Watchable Bollywood masala.
2.5 / 5