Jawan is Shahrukh Khan’s biggest release to date and has been directed by Atlee, the south director. The film has been released today and let’s review it here.
Story: Vikram Rathore, portrayed by the charismatic Shah Rukh Khan embarks on a daring mission to enact change in society that defies conventional norms. His audacious move involves commandeering a metro train and taking its passengers hostage. As the tension escalates, Vikram reveals his demands to the resolute NSG officer, Narmada, played by the talented Nayanthara. What lies at the heart of Vikram’s vendetta, and what connection does he share with the enigmatic weapon dealer Khaali Gaikwad(Vijay Sethupathi) forms the story of Jawan.
Performances: Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal is nothing short of electrifying, with his introduction and the gripping interval sequences being particularly memorable. King Khan effortlessly blends humor and swagger, providing moments of comic relief that will leave audiences in stitches. This film showcases Shah Rukh Khan at the peak of his prowess, and kudos to the stunt choreographers for delivering heart-pounding action sequences. Vijay Sethupathi shines in his role, delivering impeccable dialogue delivery. Nayanthara’s captivating screen presence adds depth to the film, while Deepika Padukone’s cameo propels the narrative forward effectively.
Technicalities: Anirudh’s background score, as always, elevates the film, and GK Vishnu’s cinematography captures the action sequences in all their glory. While the film’s length could have benefited from some trimming in the second half, the production values by Red Chillies are exquisite. The thrills are solid and the manner in which Shahrukh Khan, the elder one makes an entry will leave the masses in splits. Shahrukh Khan has been showcased superbly by Atlee in this film.
Analysis: At a time when Bollywood’s offerings have left audiences yearning for something more, “Jawan” emerges as a beacon of hope. Crafted exclusively for the silver screen, it promises a larger-than-life experience, brimming with moments that will undoubtedly send viewers into a frenzy of excitement. Director Atlee has masterfully concocted an action-packed drama, infusing it with all the essential ingredients that define a quintessential commercial cinema.
The second half holds some surprises that are sure to send audiences into a frenzy of applause. The supporting cast, including Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Ridhi Dogra, Lehar Khan, and Girija Oak, deliver commendable performances. While it attempts to convey a powerful message to society, this message often gets lost amidst the adrenaline-pumping action and high-octane sequences.
The editing, especially in the second half, could have been more refined. Plot-wise, the movie treads familiar territory, occasionally making it predictable and many scenes resemble that of Shankar’s old film. Some over-the-top scenes, tailored to cater to the masses, could have been toned down. The length of the film is also an issue but SRK makes up for it.
Verdict: Overall, Jawan is a cinematic extravaganza that needs to be watched only on the big screen as Shahrukh Khan is in full swing and performs like never before. For Telugu film lovers, one gets a feeling of watching the film in many films but for Bollywood folks, it is a mass masala entertainment at its very best and the icing on the cake is the solid screen presence of Shahrukh Khan.
Bottom Line- Shahrukh Khan like never before