Movie Review: Tevar (2015)

Box Office: Flop


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.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “TEVAR is a stylised masala entertainer that’ll give you enough reasons to have a good time in the cinema”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Amit Sharma’s Tevar, a remake of the Telugu hit Okkadu (2003), is over-a-decade-old wine served on a larger canvas. “
3.0 “Superman Arjun Kapoor, baahubali Manoj Bajpayee at their best! “
Average Reviews
2.5 “Although, the movie is a remake and is seen by many in both Telugu and Tamil, Tevar is just Tevariffic and you will ENJOY it!!”
2.5 “Old plot, new package”
Daily Bhaskar
2.5 “The film is enjoyable in parts and the rest it does not quite manage to keep you hooked to it.”
2.5 “Watch it if you miss those old ’80s masala no-brainers, or if you are an Arjun Kapoor fan.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “The film needed much more than that in order to pass muster. “
2.0 “Tevar, ironically, lacks attitude and spunk. Watch it only for Manoj Bajpayee. “
1.5 “Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha movie makes a couple of promises but delivers nothing”
1.0 “Tevar is a tiring watch”
1.0 “Arjun Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha’s film lacks imagination”
1.0 “Tevar doesn’t offer much in terms of story.”
1.0 “Arjun Kapoor’s Tevar has nothing new to offer and the film is stale and outdated.”

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