December 10, 2022
I'm not a Bollywood fan, but I've been hearing some good things about this film, also from people who I tend to trust more than the usual critics. I just don't see it though. Yes, the action is a little over-the-top, but it only matches the over-the-top cheesiness that brings the rest of the production down.
Bheem and Ram are good friends and they're both destined to become great revolutionaries, but they take very different paths through life. Bheem joins his people to rise up against the British Empire, while Ram joins the enemy. In a cruel twist of fate, they are pitted against each other.
There are some fun action scenes scattered throughout the film, but it's not enough to keep a 3-hour film interesting. The performances are weak, the songs distracting, and the kitsch levels through the roof. I'm sure films like these have an audience, it's just not my cup of tea. Not the worst of the bunch though, but not something I'd broadly recommend.