Tag Archive for Rohit Shetty
Salman owns Churbul, SRK owns Don, and Ajay Devgan owns Bajirao Singham, the righteous cop who dispenses compassion and justice as he sees fit. This time, Director Rohit Shetty‘s macho cop Singham is on the Mumbai police force where he has already won the respect of his men. Singham is protecting Guruji (Anupum Kher), his former teacher, who has formed a slate of young, honest political candidates for upcoming elections. Guruji’s nemesis is Baba (Amole Gupta), a phony religious leader, who has become rich and powerful at the expense of his followers. Baba is influencing the elections by intimidation and by buying votes. The plot thickens when one of Singham’s officers turns up dead in a van full of black money. Shetty weaves a number of social ills into his story: poverty, political corruption, laundered money, treatment of women, and the limitation of the “system” to bring about true justice. » Read more..
Shah Rukh Khan is Rahul, an unmarried businessman in his forties. Raised by his doting grandparents, he runs a chain of successful candy shops in Mumbai. Rahul is a little arrogant, self-centered, and sheltered. When Grandpa dies one day before his 100th birthday, Rahul feels the need to break free from his routine and change his life. He wants to go to Goa to party, but Grandma wants Rahul to fulfill Grandpa’s last wish and spread his ashes in Rameshwaran, a holy city at the southern tip of India. When Grandma insists on seeing him off, Rahul decides to deceive her by getting on the Chennai Express and getting off at the very next stop, but fate has other plans for Rahul. » Read more..
Officer Rakesh Kadam commits suicide after he is framed for being a corrupt cop by Jaikant Shikre. As his widow confronts Kadam’s tormentor, she points to heaven and says “Now He (God) will do justice.” Suddenly, the sun rises over a purification ceremony at a distant temple; a devout Singham rises from the water. As the theme song plays, he struts around in slow-mo, uniform perfectly pressed, pushing an ox cart out of the ditch here, helping an injured child win a race there, and giving kids rides on his motorcycle. He is adored by the people of his village, where he is revered as a benevolent father figure and protector. » Read more..