This is not the greatest trailer. Or maybe it is? It tells you exactly what this movie will be, no extra style flourishes or fanciness.
The first thing new the trailer reveals is that this film will be more of a continuation of the Singham series and brand than expected. I don’t believe the original southern version was an extension of the original southern Singham? Although I still haven’t seen it, so I can’t be sure.
Anyway, what is this? I like the idea of comparing the two cops, it’s very Ram-Lakhan, having the noble older one who does everything right instinctively versus the younger one who has to learn his lessons the hard way. But combining the two stars/two characters? That just feels ODD!!! Reducing Ajay Devgan to just a friendly appearance, and at the same time saying that Ranveer needs someone to prop him up in his big star film.
I guess it works for Rohit Shetty’s brand? Building an identity as a combined universe of hero cops? And I suppose that’s why Ajay and Ranveer went along with it, as a favor to him maybe? Or not? What do you think?
Plot-wise, I KNOW I have seen this before!!!! And I haven’t seen the original Temper. So, what southern hero cop movie was it? I know it was something. I want to say Theri? Anyway, cop has a coincidental meeting with a young woman, she calls him brother, then she dies and he takes revenge because of course once you are “named” brother, you truly are brother.
Oh wait, I remember! I think in Theri he was taking her account of her attack and invited her to think of him as a brother so she would relax. That makes more sense than here where she just randomly calls him brother and then is attacked, apparently unrelated.
As for the plot, it’s what was in the original, cop cheerfully goes along with corruption (although I am guessing we will have at least one scene when he does the right thing, like stops someone from beating a kid or something, to show he is essentially decent). But then he sees the cost of his corruption. Apparently there is a nest of rapists of some kind? I hope it turns out to be a sex trafficking thing, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just a gang who were so powerful and untouchable that they rape women and forget about it.
Anyway, I’m okay with this! Far better than when the rape is, like, a side-note to the actual villainy. At least for once it has a headline role in the plot.
Unlike Sara Ali Khan who seems almost forgotten? Really hope she has more to do than her one line int the trailer indicates.
Oh, and over all I like the look. Although the trailer is a bit disjointed in the editing and all, the songs look fun and colorful and Ranveer looks very good in a uniform.