Movie Review Tevar: Nothing new to it, but will keep you entertained
Story wise there is very little that you might not have watched before in previous action-packed Bollywood films. There is a local damsel in distress, and a local hero belonging to Agra, and also there is an utterly local bahubali. And all three keep engaging in chase sequences every fifteen minutes in this two hour and forty minute film. Amen!
Arjun Kapoor’s screen presence is huge. Be it his inherent attitude, we mean tevar or his dialogue delivery, everything about him is impressive, if only he could act a little better. This would also remind audience of his debut film Ishaqzaade, only this time Arjun looks much in control and uber confident. However, Sonakshi Sinha is as useless in the film as the background props, no actually they also hold some meaning. A far cry from her stupendous performance in Lootera, Sonakshi seems too juvenile in the film, not hungry to delivery even half of what she could have done. Manoj Bajpayee steals the show, as always.
Yes, there are some loopholes in the film which cannot be ignored; however, debutant director Amit Sharma has pulled each character and sequence together well enough to hold audience’ interest.
Now, why would someone watch Tevar when it is a mere old wine in a new bottle? As they say, the answer lies in the question; watch it for the new bottle makers have served it in. Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee’s performance, watch it for some good albeit practically impossible action sequences, and three cheers to the dialogue writer Shantanu Srivastava who has given some amazing one liners, leaving audience in splits. It safely makes for a one time watch.
Why not watch Tevar?
Do not watch Tevar if you are allergic to action genre and if you are an avid Hollywood film follower. Also, if you are meaning to watch a rather meaningful film this weekend, you might want to give Tevar a miss.
Tevar is old wine in a new bottle that can be drunk once.