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Shamshera review: A reel of reviews

Ranbir Kapoor, after 4 years of hiatus, is back with his highly-anticipated film Shamshera.




Ranbir Kapoor, after 4 years of hiatus, is back with his highly-anticipated film Shamshera. Helmed by Karan Malhotra, Shamshera hit the theatres on July 22. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles.

The film has been bankrolled by Yash Raj Films and the plot revolves around the fictitious city of Kaza where a tribe was tortured and enslaved by ruthless general Shudh Singh. The film is out and so are the reviews. Here’s a look at what news websites have to say about the action drama.

Shamshera review by NDTV

Reviewed by Siabal Chatterjee, the headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor’s period film is Thugs of Hindostan-level bad.’ The leading daily gave 1 out of 5 stars to Shamshera.

“Moral of the story for Ranbir Kapoor – the actor should henceforth read his scripts with a more critical eye before buying into them. He owes it to his talent,” reviewed NDTV.

Shamshera review by India Today

In his review, Tushar Joshi said Ranbir Kapoor’s film is only sham and no shera.

“A film like Shamshera that’s already so heavy on the theatrics, songs (four tracks in the first half) only derail the narrative from going ahead and make the experience sluggish. The songs in Shamshera are a big letdown. Also, you can’t help but notice the attempts to bring in a bit of the KGF and Baahubali feel to the scenes,” reviewed India Today.

Shamshera review by Times of India

Reviewed by Rachana Dubey, the leading daily gave 2.5 stars out of 5 to Ranbir Kapoor’s starrer. The headline read, ‘A slow-paced action drama with revenge and freedom at its core.’

“Without giving away too many details of the film, one can say that by the end of it, you’ll be fatigued. The film feels far too stretched for its wafer-thin storyline – in fact, it crawls through the runtime with quite a few minor, but unmissable technical snags,” reviewed the Times of India.

Shamshera review by Bollywood Hungama

The entertainment portal gave 1.5 stars out of 5 stars to Shamshera. The headline read, ‘With an outdated script and predictable plot Shamshera falters big time.’

“Karan Malhotra’s direction is below the mark. On the positive side, he has handled the scale and grandeur very well. A few scenes, especially in the first half, work very well and give audiences some sort of paisa vasool experience. But in the second half, the film falls drastically,” reviewed Bollywood Hungama.

Shamshera review by Bollywood Bubble

Reviewed by Saheli Maity, Bollywood Bubble gave 3.5 stars out of 5 to Shamshera. The headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor starrer gives an epic cinematic experience but it is too dramatic and far toooo long.’

“The movie tries to explain the racial discrimination against a certain tribe and what caused them to become rebellious against society. However, the freedom struggle of the dacoits gets a little too dramatic and far toooooooooo long,” reviewed Bollywood Bubble.

Shamshera review by Hindustan Times

The Shamshera review by Monika Rawal Kukreja said the film has all the elements needed to make a mass masala entertainer back into theatres. The headline read, ‘Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt set the screen on fire with their loud action avatars.’

“Being a period drama, Shamshera is visually appealing though I felt in some scenes, the VFX could have been less clumsy. Neelesh Misra and Khila Bisht’s story is engaging and entertainment at the same time,” reviewed Hindustan Times.

Shamshera review by Firstpost

For Anna MM Vetticad, Shamshera is a politically evolved version of Baahubali fronted by a gorgeous Ranbir Kapoor.

“It becomes possible to grant this film some indulgences, idiosyncracies and its visual resemblance to earlier iconic films since it is brimful of conviction. So, for instance, that train robbery in Shamshera is wolf-whistle material, but the special effects could have been better. Sanjay Dutt overacts,” reviewed Firstpost.


Sara Ali Khan recalls old memories of shooting Kedarnath with Sushant Singh Rajput as film turns 5

The actor posted a clip of BTS shots from the making of her debut film on Instagram today afternoon when she was in Kedarnath.



2018 saw the release of Kedarnath, which introduced actor Sara Ali Khan to the glamorous world of Bollywood. Surprisingly, on December 7, the film, in which Sushant Singh Rajput also starred, celebrates its fifth anniversary of release.

Sara seemed to have been thrilled about the occasion because she wrote a long statement and included a reel of BTS (Behind the scenes) photos from the film’s shooting. In her lengthy post, the actor talked about how she got started in the business five years ago and reminisced about working on the project with fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Khan posted a clip of BTS shots from the making of her debut film on Instagram today afternoon when she was in Kedarnath. She also wrote a long statement in which she described working with her co-actor Sushant Singh Rajput and how he patiently supported her when she was first starting out in the business.

Sharaing the video Sara said, her inquisitive and enthusiastic queries to Sushant regarding how she can improve, his selfless and unwavering assistance & backing, delving deeper into Kedarnath’s past by remembering how the movie first presented her five years prior. She also expressed her gratitude to director Abhishek Kapoor for presenting her with the idea.

Five years ago, Sara Ali Khan made her cinematic debut. And she would gladly live every second of this movie over again on any given day. The actor also said she is grateful because Gattu Kapoor and Kanika Dhillon gave her Mukku. Salutations to Bholenath. She is grateful to Kedarnath for making her what she is today. 7.12.2018 April mein aati hoon, she added.

Fans rushed to her post’s comment area, expressing a plethora of comments, while she wrote a lengthy statement recalling the days of the film’s production. Some praised the Sara-Sushant duo, while others referred to her first project as extra special.

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Koffee With Karan 8: Kiara Advani reveals Sidharth Malhotra said Shershaah dialogues while proposing her

In February of this year, Sidharth and Kiara exchanged vows in front of their loved ones and close friends.



After much waiting, Kiara Advani finally revealed all the facts of her actor husband Sidharth Malhotra’s romantic proposal on Koffee With Karan (KWK) season 8 episode 7. She and Vicky Kaushal, her co-star in Govinda Naam Mera, talked about their individual love lives while sharing the KWK couch.

Speaking of Sidharth’s proposal, Kiara disclosed that he asked her to marry him using a passage from their 2021 movie Shershaah.

Kiara Advani revealed to have sensed that Sidharth was going to propose the question while she was visiting Rome with his family. She claimed that before he proposed to her, she had asked for her parents’ approval.

The Good News actor explained how it went, saying, well, it was the first place they went to on that trip. His nephew, who was meant to take pictures and record the moment, accompanied them when he took her to Michelin-starred restaurant.

Kiara said she was tired because she just landed and came along for the ride with them. She was really very tired. Additionally, he planned the works. He’s done this dinner under the candles on top. After supper, they returned. Sid took her on a stroll when all of a sudden a violinist appears from the bushes and begins to perform. His nephew then stealthily recorded their video from the bushes, and Sid got down on one knee and pops the question. She felt so overwhelemed. Then he begins reciting Shershaah’s lines. Dilli ka sidha sadha launda hu (I am a simple boy from Delhi) he recited, laughing at the entire Shershaah dialouges.

In February of this year, Sidharth and Kiara exchanged vows in front of their loved ones and close friends. The couple’s dreamy royal wedding took place at Jaisalmer’s Suryagarh Palace, and it was followed by receptions in Mumbai and Delhi. Manish Malhotra, Juhi Chawla, Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput, and other chosen guests attended the closely guarded wedding.

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Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter teaser to drop on December 8

Sharing the post on the Instagram he captioned, locked. Loaded. Ready to drop tomorrow, he further added.



Siddharth Anand’s Fighter is a movie that has been much anticipated. Fans are even more interested by the new-look posters of Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Hrithik Roshan that have already sparked excitement on the internet.

However, the announcement of the teaser’s release date has increased fan excitement as the makers are now prepared to immerse everyone in the Spirit of Fighter.

A while back, the director of Fighter, Siddharth Anand, teased the fans on his Instagram page with a short clip of video showing a radiogram exchange between squadron leaders Patty, played by Hrithik Roshan, and Minni, played by Deepika Padukone. The exchange contains a very important spoiler, namely the teaser’s release date of December 8 at 11 a.m.

Sharing the post on the Instagram he captioned, locked. Loaded. Ready to drop tomorrow, he further added.

Soon after the news was released, delighted fans couldn’t stop talking about it. All the very best sir, a fan remarked. Can’t wait sir, another user commented. Salutations, Jai Hind. And voices of our Three Fighters was written by a third enthusiast. Others also gave the positive rection on the post.

Significantly, the first look posters for the lead were released by the team a few days ago. They revealed that Anil Kapoor would be portraying group captain Rakesh Jai Singh, aka Rocky, while Hrithik Roshan would play a squadron pilot named Shamsher Pathania, aka Patty, Deepika Padukone would also play a squadron pilot named Minal Rathore, aka Minni.

To create an unforgettable experience, this aerial hard-core action-adventure picture will be distributed in 3D and IMAX 3D. An insider claims, it’s an aerial action entertainer made for a big screen experience, with the goal being to immerse viewers in the world of this heart-pounding movie. On January 25, 2024, the eve of India’s 75th Republic Day, Fighter would be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, according to a source with knowledge of the plans.

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