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Singham is blockbuster material

bollywood Updated: Jul 22, 2011 17:09 IST

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The age of entertainers is back. After Ready became the biggest blockbuster of the year, critics predict that Ajay Devgn starrer Singham has the potential to woo the box office. A tribute to action-packed movies of Bachchan era, the film is an out-and-out masala fare. Here's what critics have to say about the film:

Nikhat Kazmi, Times Of India
Singham is such a mighty blast from the past, it leaves you reeling under its impact. Designed as a tribute to the pure, unadulterated action films of the Bachchan era, where a larger-than-life hero battled a mega-evil villain, with nothing but his principles and his bare fists, Rohit Shetty's retro film leaves you goofy, grinning and clapping with glee as the rivals indulge in in-your-face encounters, laced with in-your-face action, peppered with in-your-face dialogues, brimming over with in-your-face belligerence and brawn.

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Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Singham works for varied reasons: The conflict between the protagonist [Ajay] and antagonist [Prakash Raj], the high quality dramatic scenes, the raw action and of course, it mirrors the viewpoint of the common man on the rampant corruption, fraudulent politicians and spineless goons. In short, Singham works as an entertainer, a complete package and if I may say so, it's Rohit Shetty's best work so far.

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Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV.com
Shetty plays up the epic quality of the good vs evil clash without letting go of the strong streak of humour that is the Golmaal director's obvious forte. Thoroughly entertaining and consistently watchable, Singham delivers more than your money's worth. If a feral analogy could be applied to a film, Singham is like the roar of a lion, unsubtle, unambiguous and power-packed.

Komal Nahta, Koimoi.com
If the screenplay and dialogues are par excellence, the performances of the actors are out-of-the-world! Ajay Devgan, it would seem, was born to play this role. He is absolutely extraordinary as Singham and breathes fire in the scenes of confrontation with Shikre, his seniors and the minister. He is suitably mellow in the romantic scenes. This is one of the best ever performances of Ajay Devgan in his entire career and he would be a strong contender this year for the best actor award for this film.

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Kaajal Aggarwal may not be very beautiful but she acts with effortless ease. Her performance is good.

Prakash Raj is mind-blowing as Jaykant Shikre. He lives his role and does such a great job of it that it is difficult - nay, impossible - to imagine anybody else in that role. It would not be one bit of a surprise if he picked up all the awards for the best villain. Both, Ajay and Prakash Raj make use of their eyes and body language so beautifully that it's a delight to watch them together on screen.

Taran Adarsh
On the whole, Singham is a full-on masala film that works big time for varied reasons: The energetic drama, the terrific confrontations, the raw stunts and of course, for the three 'heroes' -- Ajay Devgn, Prakash Raj and director Rohit Shetty. It's a complete package of entertainment for the masses and devoted fans of masala movies. This one is sure to roar at the box-office. It has Blockbuster written all over it!

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