Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma, Shreiyah Sabharwal, Nishikant Kamat.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane.
What’s Good: The intent is good, but you can never make a good movie based on just the purpose.
What’s Bad: Script is flawed, pace is drag & no one knows what to do hence leaving every poor soul watching the film confused.
Loo Break: This is valid only if you go to watch the movie even after reading review & if you do go then it’s better stay in the loo.
Watch or Not?: Instead watch the spoof version the song “Spiderman Spiderman, tune churaya mere dil ka chain”
So, to clear out one thing, Harshvardhan Kapoor is not Bhavesh Joshi and the movie is not named after his character. Bhavesh Joshi (Priyanshu Painyuli), Sikandar Khanna aka Siku (Harshvardhan Kapoor) and Rajat -Something- (Ashish Verma) are three best buddies who united because of their thoughts about revolutionising the country. They even met in a road protest where they forcefully got arrested in order to bring a change. So, we see how Bhavesh Joshi and Siku are adamant to bring a change and hence create their own mini two-man vigilante gang to do so.
They mask themselves up and start with minor issues as protesting tree cutting and solving wifi issues of people. The story takes a high when Bhavesh exposes a water-scam happening in Mumbai. Now he faces real problems from the big fishes involved. Due to a certain incident, Siku has to be Bhavesh Joshi and continue the mission. Rest of the story is about how these three common people try to change the system by being superheroes in their own way.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Review: Script Analysis
Written by Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Abhay Koranne, the script of Bhavesh Joshi has been changed more times than a Dharma/YRF actress changing her costumes in a song. It started focusing on corruption, then had a land issue and finally the makers settled with this one having water scam as the backdrop. The writing is super-flawed! There’s no logic whatsoever with what’s happening throughout. It tries too hard to get the love.
Taking some cues from down-south’s hit Aparichit & Bollywood’s dud Ungli, this movie takes the vigilante portion to a boring level. What is Harshvardhan’s character in the film? He designs his costume (he’s not a costume designer), he modifies his own bike (he’s not an automobile expert), he hacks into a system (he’s into IT but not a hacker), he trains in martial arts – this is where everything goes wrong. The characters in the film are not sketched well enough to have a connect.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Review: Star Performance
Harshvardhan Kapoor as Sikandar is pretty average. He gets his graph high in some scenes but he’s plain bad in others. He needs to do a lot of homework with his diction, expressions and screen presence. Not for a single second you feel he comes from a family which has someone like Anil Kapoor.
Priyanshu Painyuli surprises and how? He’s better than Harshavardhan and deservingly gets the title after his character’s name. He gets the emotional connect on point but is a victim of a very lazy writing. Ashish Verma is wasted! Following him since his web-show and was the most excited about him but writers couldn’t utilise him. He could’ve been used as a comic relief but ends up being a joke.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Review: Direction, Music
Vikramaditya Motwane, the man behind gems such as Udaan, Lootera and Trapped has got the first nasty mark on his clean uniform. Direction couldn’t be blamed when the base of the film is at fault. In a recent interview, Vikramaditya revealed how this idea was for a documentary and that should’ve been an ideal case for the it. The idea got stretched for the film delivering a faulty script.
Amit Trivedi! One of the best things about the movie was the song Tafreeh and even that too was burdened under the noise of a scene. Background music of the movie is outstanding but it’s wasted for the wrong story.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Review: The Last Word
All said and done, when you’ve a good intent to make a film you also need a strong story to back it. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero lacks everything from script to solid performances and hence this son-of-Kapoor has wait more for his first hit.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Trailer
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero releases on 1st June, 2018.
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