Just like the title says, “attitude dekh” .. Tevar harps upon attitude and posturing.
Tevar, a remake of the Telugu blockbuster “Okkadu” starring Mahesh Babu was much awaited by cinema buffs. It fails to enthrall and falls flat on its face on several accounts. Tevar ends up being one of those mindless remakes of Tamil and Telugu blockbusters which can’t stand on their two feet. It remains to be seen if Tevar directed by Amit Sharma can create the same audience response as the Telugu original.
Age old story in a not-so-new bottle, Tevar is about a Mathura damsel in distress being saved by Agra lad Arjun Kapoor. Arjun Kapoor looks so much the same lad as we saw in Ishqzaade. The chase sequences remind you of Ishaqzaade and Arjun’s yet-to-be-moulded brand of acting consists of more of the same. Sonakshi Sinha with a new hairstyle dishes out same old expressions.
The story is the age old quest of lovers trying to get the better of the evil villain. Manoj Bajpayee and veteran actor Raj Babbar are brilliant and infuse lives into their scenes. The story and screenplay gives them little wiggle space to get out of their skin, but they do the best they can with the cheesy lines they are handed out.
The songs Superman has already gained lots of popularity and Joganiya by Shruti Haasan also stays back with you. Agra’s backdrop, notably the Taj Mahal is expertly used by Amit Sharma. The movie is a vibrant canvas of colours and Amit’s expertise of creating 30 second commercials transcends itself to the big screen to make the movie a visual fest.
Tevar could do with some editing, at least 15 minutes worth of superfluous screen time wears you out. Maybe the chase sequences if trimmed could make the screenplay more taut.
Honest advice for the young actors? Sonakshi should experiment more and do fewer movies. She can probably do such roles in her sleep by now, so why not try something new? If she isn’t offered meaty roles, why doesn’t she ask pops to bankroll a dream project for her? So much of the same old, same old is really not helping her. Arjun could also do with a look and style change. Maybe next time papa dear and uncle Sanjay produce a movie for you, they could choose a more … let’s say creative subject? We liked you much better in Finding Fanny even if the role wasn’t meaty enough. So, next time less running, more acting.. ok Arjun baba?
Verdict: All in all, at best the movie is a one time watch.