Marjaavaan movie review: A massy-romantic entertainer

Instagram: Sidharth Malhotra
Instagram: Sidharth Malhotra

When was the last time when you saw a movie where the male lead was introduced with fantastic background music, larger-than-life action sequence and showing off his swag. Well, difficult to remember the film, but not to worry as we get to see all these things in Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan.

Marjaavaan takes us back to the 80s and 90s when a movie had every element that would attract the masses. There was action, romance, emotion, and drama. Well, Marjaavaan offers everything and successfully entertains us.

The movie is about Raghu (Sidharth Malhotra), a local goon working for a don in Mumbai. One day, a mute girl named Zoya (Tara Sutaria) enters his life and he falls in love with her. Unfortunately, one incident takes place and Raghu is ordered to kill Zoya and he does that. But why? To know that you need to watch the film…

Milap Zaveri has written and directed the film. His last release Satyameva Jayate was also a massy film with a patriotic angle in it. Here he tries to make a romantic-action entertainer and well, he successfully gives us a good film. We won’t say that Marjaavaan is one of the best massy films we have seen in Bollywood, but it at least gets that massy genre back on the big screen. Also, the dialogues in the film are amazing, we are sure there will be whistles in the single screens.

The biggest plus point of the film is the music. The songs are damn good especially Tum Hi Aana. We also have one more recreated version of Kinna Sona, but it doesn’t ruin the original one. Even the background score is quite good and it gels up with the theme of the film.

Coming to actors, Sidharth Malhotra is at his best. He looks perfect for the character and has performed very well. Riteish Deshmukh as the teen foot ka villain is exceptional. We loved his entry on the song Teri Galiyan. Tara Sutaria failed to impress us in Student Of The Year 2, but in Marjaavaan she is quite good. The actress also looks very pretty in the film. Rakul Preet Singh has given a very confident performance. We wonder why she has been given a credit of ‘special appearance’; the actress is there throughout the film, making a mark. Nassar and Ravi Kishan are good in their respective parts. Shaad Randhawa is simply outstanding.

Overall, Marjaavaan is a massy-entertaining film with a good dose of action, romance, emotion, and drama.

Ratings: 3/5

P.S. The movie also has a mandatory Nora Fatehi song and well, she once again steals our hearts with her amazing dance moves.

Watch the trailer here…