At the outset, let me warn you that this film is man adaptation of the Karthi starrer Kaithi. Right from the first frame till the last, the film abounds with excessive violence and gory scenes. Bholaa (Ajay Devgn), an absentee father waiting to unite with his daughter, is the protagonist, a man of very few words, who shows all his angst and pain through his eyes, in the film.Bholaa channels his inner rudra avatar to fight like a fearless warrior and battles a horde of gangs, right from bike-driving baddies to well-greased, kachcha-sporting villains, to remove all the obstacles that come in the way of him meeting his daughter.
Bholaa, who is released from then prison after 10 years, is desperately waiting to meet his daughter for the first time, but IPS officer Diana Joseph (Tabu) leaves him with no choice but to help her in a high-pressure situation that involves the drug mafia, the common man and a truck-load of cops and what is in store form the poor viewer is nothing but mayhem at every juncture in the film.
Though the film does not boast of a one line coherent plot, high-octane drama has a lot of twists and turns intense moments and of course adrenaline-pumping, raw action. This film is certainly not meant for the weak hearted since it has violence written in golden words almost throughout but it is to the credit of Ajay Devgn that he has managed to hold the interest of the viewers though the film has a wafer thin story.The biggest drawback of the film is that hardly any detail from the past of Bholaa has been revealed apart from a brief glimpse of his romance with Amala Paul and literally you are left with many questions about the protagonist’s life, how he is separated from his wife and what crime does he do that he is sent to prison for, ten years.
Ajay Devgn does everything in the film as he could only do-battle a horde of gangs, right from bike-driving baddies to well-greased, kachcha-sporting villains, to remove all the obstacles that come in the way of him meeting his ten years old daughter. Ajay is spotlessly bright as an actor and gets into the skin of his character of Bholaa with effortless ease.
Tabu proves that she is as convincing landing action chops as a lady cop as she is showing off her acting prowess and lends solid support as the police officer who is never deterred by any danger. Interestingly, this character was not there in the original Tamil film but made to order by Ajay as there was a male police officer in the original film. Amala Paul has just been wasted in a itsy bitsy role. Also mention ought to be made about Deepak Dobriyal who plays the evil and unpredictable Ashwathama, who is brilliant and the old cop Sanjay Mishra who manages the entire police station, when it is captured by the Ashwathama gang
– Review by Jyothi Venkatesh
Platform of Release: Theatres
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Producer-Director: Ajay Devgn