Movie Review: Selfie
Actor: Akshay Kumar,Emraan Hashmi,Diana Penty,Nushrat Bharucha,Mrunal Thakur
Director: Raj Mehta
Category: Hindi, Comedy, Drama, Action
Duration: 2 Hrs 4 Min
Akshay Kumar’s last year released films ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, ‘Rakshabandhan’, ‘Kathputli’ and ‘Ram Setu’ could not do much in theaters as well as on OTT. Two of these films ‘Bachchan Pandey’ and ‘Kathputli’ were remakes of South films. Despite this, Akshay is continuously doing remake films. Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi’s film ‘Selfie’ is also a remake of the 2019 Malayalam film ‘Driving License’. Anyway, the culture of remake films of South Cinema is in full swing in Bollywood these days. Last week, Karthik Aryan’s film ‘Shehzada’ was released, which was the Hindi remake of Telugu superstar Allu Arjun’s superhit film ‘Ala Baikunthapuramlo’.
Story of ‘Selfie’
RTO Inspector Omprakash Agarwal (Emraan Hashmi) is a big fan of film superstar Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar). In connection with the shooting of one of his films, Vijay Kumar has come to Bhopal, where Omprakash lives. Vijay Kumar has to submit a copy of his driving license to get permission to shoot the film, but at the last moment he learns that he has lost his license. Being a die-hard fan of Vijay, Omprakash helps him to get the license soon. Vijay reaches the RTO office to get the license, gets angry seeing the media there and insults Omprakash in front of his son.
The story takes a turn from here and Vijay’s biggest fan Omprakash now becomes his biggest enemy. Meanwhile, some goons pelt stones at Omprakash’s house, so he thinks that Vijay has got all this done. Now he makes it clear that Vijay needs a driving license, so he will have to come to the RTO like a common man and give all the tests. What happens next in the battle between a superstar and his biggest fan? You will have to go to the cinema to know this.
Review of ‘Selfie’
Seeing this film, you will be reminded of Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Fan’ which came in 2016. In that, Shahrukh’s biggest fan becomes his biggest enemy. In that film, Shah Rukh played a double role of himself and his fan. Although this film is different from that in many ways. The first half of the film is very interesting and gives you hope for a spicy film, but it is a pity that the story of the film does not show much power in the second half.
The climax of Akshay and Imran’s ‘Selfie’ is very weak. Although director Raj Mehta has tried to add all the spices from comedy to action in the film, but due to weak script, he could not succeed in making a good film.
Akshay Kumar has done a decent job in the role of a superstar in this film. While Emraan Hashmi looks good in some scenes. Nushrat Bharucha and Diana Penty have nothing special to do in this film. The songs of the film are not special. The two item numbers at the beginning and end of the film definitely drive the fans crazy.
Why to watch: – If you have not seen the Malayalam film ‘Driving License’ and you are a die-hard fan of Akshay Kumar, then you can watch this film by going to the theatre. Otherwise it would be better to wait for it to come on OTT.
My Rating: 2.5/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.