Movie Review: Tevar (2015)
Pintoo is a young Kabbadi player who goes to factionism hit Kurnool to take part in a life changing match, which decides his sports future. There, in a twist of fate, he saves Radhika from Gajendar Singh, a dangerous faction leader, who is in love with Radhika and wants to marry her against her wishes. Pintoo tries to comfort her because Gajendar Singh killed both brothers of Radhika. Pintoo brings Radhika to his house in Hyderabad and decides to send her abroad to save her from Gajendar Singh. This is complicated by the fact that Radhika falls in love with Pintoo and that Pintoo dad is the top Cop in charge of finding Radhika, as per the order of corrupt home minister of the state. The home minister is into helping Gajendar Singh. Pintoo conceals Radhika in Charminar, this forms an integral part of the story. Whether Pintoo is able to achieve his Kabbadi target and whether, Radhika & Pintoo unite is the crux of the story.
Despite TEVAR being his debut film, director Amit Ravindernath Sharma manages to deliver a stunningly decent film. There are many places (read ‘situations’) in the film which will make you feel that he is an experienced hand at direction. While the first half of the film is gripping enough to make you sit through, the second half is what forms the icing on the cake. Amit Ravindernath Sharma is definitely a name to watch out for in the days to come. Full marks to Amit for having extracted sparkling performances from the stars. While most of the Hindi films always tend to be a bit partial towards the hero, Amit has very beautifully managed to do justice to the characters of both the hero (Arjun) as well as the villain (Manoj). To get a glimpse of the kind of filmmaker that Amit is, do not miss Arjun Kapoor’s introduction scene (first rate), along with the chase sequence between Arjun and Manoj, the face to face clash between Raj Babbar and Manoj and the one to one combat between Arjun Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee.