Director: Hansal mehta
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Soham Shah, Mark Justice
Kangana Ranaut or let’s call her the empress of Bollywood is back with yet another spunky film, Simran. She has made headlines with her multiple controversies in the recent times. Her personal life turned upside down drastically and so have her film choices. Right from Queen to Tanu Weds Manu Returns, she has proven her worth on each occasions. Simran is a slice of life film but little weak on the storyline. It is definitely entertaining but it is strictly for Kangana Ranaut fans especially in the urban sectors and overseas markets.
Praful Patel (Kangana Ranaut), a 30-year-old divorcee works as a housekeeper in a hotel. She plans to buy a house and in the meantime she flies to Las Vegas with her cousin for her bachelorette. She loses her savings in gambling and misses out her new house.
Incidentally, a money lender gives some money to Praful to win her money back but unfortunately she loses out on that too. Her life meets the bad fate when money lender chases her for his money with the interest. What happens next is the journey of Simran ahead.
When the trailer was out, it had a strong resemblance to Queen. The story of a free spirited female who lives her life on her own conditions is what Kangana's portrayal in Simran is. Director Hansal Mehta is a brilliant director who handles such a simple story with great conviction. The film might lack on an extraordinary plot but it has the funniest of dialogues. The hook point of the film is when she turns into kleptomaniac.
The film is surely enjoyable till the interval but suddenly dips down in the second half. The plot is dragged until the climax picks up. The screenplay is flawed with its abrupt ending. The basic premise just fades away till the film reaches its climax. How easily Praful robs the bank with the same trick and no investigation managing to unmask her is indigestible. The money lender and his bossman just vanish in the middle, whereas they were behind to get their money back.
Inarguably, Kangana Ranaut is the saving grace of this sinking ship. With her additional dialogues and story, the film also has a tinge of her autobiography. She is fearless, independent and blunt. She has done everything to prove her worth as a solo star in the film. From doing action to car chasing, nothing stopped her to be less than a male hero. Maybe her personal life could be blamed which was extensively covered by the press for being overshadowed.
Simran is not a bad film but having no coherence of its genre, it might fall. It is certainly a one time watch....