157 Min | Action – Drama – Thriller | January 2015
IMDB Rating: 4.0
Director: Amit Sharma
Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Shruti K. Haasan, Arjun Kapoor
Tevar Review: Relying on outdated Bollywood Masala, ‘Tevar’ is, at best, A Routine Fare, that adds nothing new to your plate. There are a few striking sequences here, but overall, it lacks novelty. In ‘Tevar’, a Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from a gangster, who’s wants to marry her at any cost. The fight between the good and bad begins. ‘Tevar’ has a slow first-hour, where the characters and their motives get established. The story hardly moves and some pointless songs pop-up occasionally. The second-hour picks up well, with the story progressing in a feverish pace and the confrontations between the Hero and Villain pack a punch. But, ‘Tevar’ is lengthy. At a 158-minutes, the film feels a bit too stretched.
Directed by Amit Sharma, Tevar is a typical love story we have seen on Indian screen times. The screenplay is poor with unnecessary inclusion of songs cause hindrance to the movement of Tevar. The director had made sure to make a masala potboiler for front – benchers and creates a senseless caper. Cinematography is eye – catching. Editing could have been better. However, action sequences played by Arjun Kapoor, dialogues with witty one-liners are good. The actor gives good performance with serious tone in his voice. He should probably work on his looks to have conventional hero attitude. Manoj Bajpai does well in the negative role. Sonakshi Sinha is fine.
Shantanu Srivastava’s Screenplay is outdated, however, a few sequences are nicely written. Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s Direction is stylish. Cinematography in Tevar is rustic. Editing isn’t crisp enough. Music by Various Artists, is foot-tapping. Action-Sequences are impressively done. Arjun Kapoor enacts the macho hero with honesty, but he doesn’t particularly stand out. He’s decent, that’s about it. Sonakshi Sinha doesn’t do anything else besides crying and running. She seriously needs to reinvent herself. Manoj Bajpai is the sole saving grace. He’s simply electrifying as the despicable yet love-struck villain. Raj Babbar is in top-form, yet again. His sequences stand out. Subrat Dutta is first-rate. Rajesh Sharma is wasted. On the whole, ‘Tevar’ is plain mediocre.