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FILM REVIEW: Ganapath: A Hero Is Born- Part 1

A bleak dystopian futuristic film Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Rashin Rahman, Ziad Bakhri, Jameel Khan, Girish Kulkarni & in a fri...

A bleak dystopian futuristic film

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Rashin Rahman, Ziad Bakhri, Jameel Khan, Girish Kulkarni & in a friendly appearance Amitabh Bachchan

Rating: 1.5*

What was director Vikas Bahl thinking while donning the captain’s hat for this film? Was he attempting to make Mad Max or Spaceship Troopers? His Shaandaar (2015) is a classic compared to Ganapath so you can imagine the kind of film it is. If one couldn’t sit through this film in a near-empty theatre, imagine the plight of the audience if they had to go to see Part 2 which has been announced in the end credits. Above all one sees Tiger Shroff doing his usual rounds of acrobatics & martial arts with nothing new to offer. The action looks dull and so does the entire screenplay.

Set in a dystopian future where the rich have accumulated all the wealth and left the poor hungry and homeless behind a fortified wall of Silver City donned by the ugliest of skyscrapers. The poor channelled by their angst is led by one-eyed Dalapathy (an unrecognizable Amitabh Bachchan in a friendly cameo) who makes a boxing ring where the people can vent out their anger and frustrations. But the rich led by the Englishman John (Ziad Bakhri) comes to know about the boxing and decides to recruit men from here to fight in their Silver City where he can make money for himself and his heartless boss Dalini. John’s right-hand man Guddu (Tiger Shroff) is a boxing curator and a playboy (read womaniser) but doesn’t know that he is the saviour of the poor and that his grandfather was Thalapathy. His father Shiva (a good Rashin Rahman) is blind but an excellent fighter along with Jassi (Kriti Sanon) wants Guddu back to protect the poor. Thus begins the journey from Guddu to Ganapath. 

Possibly one of the worst films to have come out of the Tiger Shroff filmography (he has a few of them though) with his expression being simply deadpan. Even the ever-dependable Kriti Sanon looks too cold and the Big B too has nothing to do. Jameel Khan and Girish Kulkarni are both wasted and Ziad Bakhri has no dialogues to mouth. The songs are badly lip-synced so much so that one can see Tiger lip-syncing to a female playback. In the climactic speech that Tiger delivers it looks like he is speaking only to himself with the set dimensions changing with Tiger not moving at all. Look out for the spaceships hovering above. 

A film as barren and emotionless as the locales of Ladakh chosen for this film.

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