Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee
Director: Amit Sharma
Arjun Kapoor's Tevar has nothing new to offer
Going by the lyrics of one of the songs in Tevar one understands that Pintu (Arjun Kapoor) is Salman ka fan and in the rest of the film he tries to do what Salman does best, herogiri. Pintu says he is a combination of Terminator, Rambo and Salman Khan and the Kapoor khandaan may believe that too but others would disagree, Arjun is still not actor enough to pull off what Salman Khan does.
Pintu stays in Agra with his family. His cop father (Raj Babbar) keeps telling him to stay away from trouble but that doesn't happen. He gets into some serious trouble after he beats up Bahubali Gajender Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) to protect damsel in distress, Radhika (Sonakshi Sinha) who is leaving for Delhi then for US because she doesn't want to marry Gajender Singh.
Amit Sharma's remake of the Telugu hit Okkadu (2003) comes too late to Bollywood. Times have changed and so have Bollywood movies. The era of small town politicians and goon films is almost over. Even Ajay Devgn has moved on from that genre now.
Arjun Kapoor does try but is too young to pull this off and definitely not ready to hold a solid hero oriented like this. Another film where Sonakshi Sinha plays an inconsequential role and you forget she is in the film as soon as you walk out of the theatre. The real actor among the non-actors in Tevar is Manoj Bajpayee, a seasoned actor who delivers a terrific performance.
Apart from one song Salman Ka Fan rest of the music by Sajid - Wajid and Imran Khan is way below the mark, which only stretches the film, which ends up being two hours and forty minutes long.
Sadly the year starts with a disappointing film. The good thing however is that the quality of films can only go up from here.
Source- india today