Cast: Ajay Devgn, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames
Director: Ajay Devgn
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Being one of the most awaited movies of 2016, Shivaay created buzz since its inception. The trailer earned appreciation from everyone, and made each one of us excited for the movie. The trailer of Shivaay boasted of its action sequences which are at par with Hollywood. Even the songs targeted a particular class of people instead of appealing to the masses. And finally, the movie is released along with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. It’s trending right now and attracting lots of viewers. Here is what we think about it.
Shivaay is full of action sequences and heavily relies on the pious relationship of a father and a daughter. The movie deals with Russian Mafia, and how Ajay Devgn’s character, an ordinary mountaineer, gets entangled into the huge mess. If you are an action movie lover, this movie is for you. Gorgeous locations and action scenes are spread all across the movie. But the movie doesn’t really run deeper than that. It remains on the surface level and refuses to venture into deeper territories. It ends up making the movie a very shallow experience for the viewers.
Ajay Devgn has played his role perfectly. We cannot doubt his acting capabilities, as he has already proved in the past that he can play any role with ease. So, Shivaay’s role fit him quite well. The Polish actress, Erika Kaar, has not got many scenes to show her acting skills. Abigail Eames is playing the role of a deaf and mute girl. She has shown great bonding with Ajay Devgn’s character. Overall, the movie has one actor gleaming like a bright star. It’s none other than Ajay Devgn. The movie revolves around him, but other actors don’t get much to do in the movie.
The storyline is quite weak. There is nothing gripping about the story. The movie is tolerable only because of its snow-cladded Mountains and good stunts. But you might find yourself getting bored, as there is nothing much to keep you awake in the theatre. All the hype that was created around Shivaay turns out to be false. The movie fails to capture our heart. It becomes a stretched affair, and by the end of the movie, you’d be desperate to leave the theatre. Moreover, the lack of mass appeal doesn’t help the songs to keep the audience captivated either.
The movie is directed beautifully though. Each and every shot is mesmerizing. You’d feel like you have taken a trip to Mussoorie and Bulgaria. It’s the only saving grace of the movie. If not for the story or songs, you can hold on to the movie because of its exotic locations.
If you cannot stand being inside your house during Diwali season and need to watch a movie at any cost, then you can watch Shivaay. Just keep your expectations low and don’t try to find logic in this movie. You might find yourself be thoroughly entertained by its locations.