Movie: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Nishikanth Kamat
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Producer: Phantom Films
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is his way of urging the audience to take responsibility of their actions and take a stand against all the atrocities which we know are happening around us, but, hardly anyone chooses to do anything about it.
As the plot of the film is be pretty self-explanatory, thanks to the trailer, we will not indulge into that, but rather drive straight right into what we thought of this vigilante drama.
The two central characters of the film, Sikander Khanna (Harshvardhan Kapoor) and Bhavesh Joshi (Priyanshu Painyuli) come across as relatable and as earnest as it gets right from the word go, as their introductory shot shows them discussing the Marvel and DC universe and the raging debate around it. And, much to our delight, the two stay true to their characters right till the very end. Long story short, the two are in top form, but it’s leading man, Harshvardhan Kapoor, clearly steals the show!
Talking about direction and screenplay, the flick takes its time to transform from somewhat of a social awareness into a high-octane and gritty vigilante drama, all thanks to an unexpected turning point in the film which justifies the sentiments and the actions of its characters which they carry on until the dying moments of the flick.
Although, thankfully, we got to see a presentation where for a change, the central character is not an upright righteous person hell-bent on saving the world and doesn’t have other-worldly creatures to battle, things do escalate at a very fast pace and it does go a little over-the-top in terms of the villainy. But, do these minor complaints mean that the film should be given a miss? Not one bit!
Here’s to this film and its makers, who have clearly opened the doors for more such highly relatable and deeply resonating stories.
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