Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor Movie Review

Ranbir Kapoor  and sunjay dutt latest film, shamshera.

Indian cinema is among the world’s biggest and most successful film industries. A lot of new movies are coming in 2022 after the pandemic has slowed down. People are finally visiting movie theatres to catch their favourite stars on the big screen. Amid this, Ranbir Kapoor new movie titled “Shamshera” has been given its OTT release on Amazon Prime Video.

If we talk about the theatrical release of the movie, it was released in IMAX theatres on 22 July 2022. It got mixed and negative reviews from fans and critics alike. After some time, its OTT release was announced to be done on the World-Famous platform, Amazon Prime Video on 19 August 2022.

Ranbir Kapoor New Movie: Fans Review

Amid the cancel culture being on fire in India, some good movies are getting boycotted due to petty mistakes. Ranbir Kapoor new movie “shamshera” was not among those that got #Boycott trending on Twitter but fans gave mixed reviews after they got out of the theatres. Even the critics are not happy with the storyline and the dialogues that are served to the audience.

Among the slow-paced action-drama, the movie feels too stretched and slow. Fans are only satisfied with the performance given by the protagonist Ranbir Kapoor and the Antagonist Sanjay Dutt. Fans are happy to see their favourites Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt returning to the big screen after such a long time. According to fans, the only thing that they enjoyed in the movie was the performance of the duo.

Casting of Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor, Sunjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor

The casting of Shamshera was announced with the release of its motion poster back in May 2018 and was all set for release on 20 December 2019. It got postponed due to the emerging threat of COVID-19 at that time. The officials announced that the protagonist of the movie will be Ranbir Kapoor who will be playing a double role in the film. The first role is of a tribesman and bandit, Shamshera. The second role is of the son of Shamshera named Balli.

The main antagonist of the movie was announced to be Sanjay Dutt, getting many roles as a villain nowadays. Sanjay Dutt is seen playing the character of Daroga Shudh Singh, a police official at the time of British rule in India. The female lead is graceful and beautiful, Vaani Kapoor. She plays the character of Sona, a dancer and wife of Balli. The supporting cast is comprised of various famous stars. It includes Ronit Roy as Pir Baba, Saurabh Shukla as Doodh Singh, Iravati Harshe as Shamshera’s wife, Craig McGinlay as Colonel Freddy Young, and others. If you have not seen the movie and don’t want spoilers, we warn you because there are spoilers ahead.

Shamshera Movie Review: Movie Plot

The movie is based on the British Rule era of India. It starts in the year 1896 in India where Balli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a tribesman who wants to become a police officer. The test is taken by Daroga Shudh Singh (Sanjay Dutt). There Balli learns about the past of his father Shamshera.

Then the timeline moves back to 1871 when Shamshera was oppressed by Kaza based on caste discrimination. To rise and take revenge, Shamshera starts pillaging the wealthy people of Kaza. To drive away the tribe, the kingdom of Kaza takes help from the British who agree to help in exchange for 5000 gold coins.

The tribe and Shamshera fight with all their might and succeed in defeating the British. But they are captured due to a trap laid by Daroga Shudh Singh. The tribe try to make their escape but Shamshera is captured and Shudh Singh hangs him ultimately killing him.

When Balli learns about the truth, he fakes his death and escapes from the fortress and pledges to take revenge on Shudh Singh. When Shamshera and other tribesmen were captured, some of them stayed and were hiding in the village Nagina. With the help of his allies Pir Baba and a local dancer Sona, Balli loots the gold from Shudh Singh’s wedding but one of his allies gets captured.

The British General who was at the wedding is worried about the new Shamshera. With the knowledge gained from the captured enemy, they find all the gold looted by Balli and find Sona who is pregnant with Balli’s child. Shudh Singh tries to kill both Sona and her child but the General stops him. The Queen’s crown was supposed to pass through Kaza but is stolen by Balli. He makes a deal with the General for the crown in exchange for the captured tribesmen.

The General agrees but Shudh Singh kills all the British forces and blames Balli for the same. Shudh Singh takes the credit for getting the Queen’s crown back. When the tribe gets to know about the sacrifices made by Shamshera for them, they all follow Balli and kill the whole police force. Balli faces Shudh Singh and ends up hanging him in the same way Shudh Singh hung his father.

Balli returns the crown to the General as he saved Sona and his child from Shudh Singh. With this, the whole tribe rides off and hopes to live their lives peacefully.

Bottom Line

If you have not seen Shamshera, we recommend watching it once. Although it may have not done well at the box office still, it is a good movie that could be watched once. The performance and characters portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are commendable.

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