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Movie Review: Gabbar Is Back (2015)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Above Avg.


gabbar1The film starts off with the very righteous man Professor Aditya (Akshay Kumar) and his tryst with corruption. He is on a mission to infuse a sense of purpose and hope amongst his students in ‘National College’, the place where he teaches the five elements of survival, in both, theory as well as practicals! Besides being a professor, he is also a vigilante who functions under the name of ‘Gabbar’. He and his team inject fear amidst the corrupt officers. The main mission of his team is to eliminate the corrupt individuals, from all the spheres of life, but… in a systematic manner. When he’s not bashing up the bad guys, Prof. Aditya also finds time to go on coffee dates with Devaki (Shruti Haasan). There is also a back story of Aditya that finds him romancing his wife (Kareena Kapoor Khan in a cameo) and how tragedy strikes him, courtesy industrialist Digvijay Patil (Suman Talwar). While the laidback police officials are unable to nab Gabbar, it takes an enterprising ‘English speaking’ constable Sadhu (Sunil Grover) to get the vital clues and leads about the whereabouts of Gabbar and his team. The only problem with Sadhu is that, because he is a ‘driver’, none of his superiors take him seriously and always belittle him. Amidst all this, when the police and the government land up in a very tight spot because of their inability to nab Gabbar, they hire a razor-sharp topcop, who vows to nab Gabbar at any cost. And when he sees Sadhu’s clues of nabbing Gabbar, he immediately offers him all the support that he needs. Do the police and government ever get to know the real ‘Gabbar’, do they decipher the reason behind these killings, will Sadhu land up playing a spoilsport in Gabbar’s master plans or does Gabbar who has been exposing the corrupt, will himself come out before everyone and ‘expose’ himself… is what forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “The super fit B-town Action Icon is stunning cutting a dashing figure with style, seriousness, populisms and the ‘cool’ quotient”
indiaglitz
3.5 “Gabbar Is Back – and you’ll feel his return rocks.”
Timesofindia
3.5 “After watching this we surely need a real ‘Gabbar’ to blow some courage in all of us—and wipe out corruption from the root. “
Zeenews
3.0 “GABBAR IS BACK is an average entertainer which will draw huge footfalls over the weekend due to catchy massy title, action drama and the fact that it is releasing on a holiday.”
Bollywoodhungama
3.0 “The movie is entertaining, in the sense, that it touches on a very important topic of corruption and how the common man is taken for a ride.”
Glamsham
3.0 “Cliched But Ridiculously Entertaining.”
Filmibeat
3.0 “Gabbar Is Back is a full on ‘masala’ film with a lot of applause worthy scenes. The buck stops at Akshay Kumar.”
Hindustantimes
3.0 “The film is a complete entertainer filled with punchlines, action and an absolutely hot Akshay Kumar.”
koimoi
Average Reviews
2.5 “Meant strictly for the ‘masala-of-yore’ fans”
DNA India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “This is a low-brow, gimmicky film that capitalizes on one of Hindi film’s most iconic villains, and more unforgivably, on the aam junta’s frustrations with the system.”
Sify
2.0 “Watch it if you want to re-see Akshay Kumar’s superhuman antics.”
Indiatoday
2.0 “The only saving grace of this film is Akshay Kumar, who not only looks dishy with a beard, but does try giving a convincing performance in this not at all convincing film.”
Mid-Day
1.5 “Gabbar Is Back, stupid enough to be outlawed”
Rediff
1.5 “Watch Gabbar Is Back only if you are a diehard Akshay Kumar fan. “
NDTV
1.5 “Akshay Kumar does everything he has done before and not one thing new”
indianexpress

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