Movie Singham! Loving the Honest Super Cop!


Honest cops, almost an extinct species, are always common peoples’ hot favorites, because they are immensely capable of doing immense good to common people despite the ‘system’. Real life honest police officers are adored as heroes and reel life heroes portraying honest cops are worshiped all around. Particularly at a time when fight against corruption is at an all time high in India you will rejoice seeing your hero cop exterminating corruption with the power of a lion (Singham) punch.

Remake of the original 2010 Tamil film of the same title, Singham in Hindi has become a super duper hit. It is directed by Rohit Shetty of new Golmaal trilogy fame (check old Gol Maal), produced by Reliance Entertainment and starred by Ajay Devgan in the lead role of Bajirao Singham-the honest super cop. The film is a real power-punch with high voltage action, powerful dialogues and high intensity performances. The plot may have structural weaknesses and logical flaws, but its strength lies in the enactment bringing back the Bollywood action genre with a bang. The movie is a bundle of good intentions, positive energy and clean entertainment. A few hilarious scenes also highlight Rohit’s mastery over comedy. Powerhouse performance by Ajay Devgan and evil incarnated in Prakash Raj’s role as the antagonist.

The movie rekindles memories of a few very good cop movies portraying honest efficient police officers like Zanzeer of the early seventies, Hukumat of the late eighties staging a comeback for Dharmendra and relatively recent movies like Sarfarosh (Aamir Khan as the honest cop), Shool (Manoj Bajpai) and Gangajal (Ajay Devgan). All these films were huge hits blessed by the masses. We also remember character actors like Balraj Sahni and Iftekar in various memorable honest cop roles.

The climax of Singham is pure utopia. Your dream-come-true kind of a situation which is bound to wipe out evil and corruption from the face of India if realized in reality.  No harm wishing all that. It’s only good that can inspire cowardly souls.

Let the Honest Super Cop rule India. With the unbelievable power of a punching lion. India needs it desperately.

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