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Film Review: Selfiee , Enjoyed the film Akshay Kumar and Emran Hashmi both were fabulous the face of

Suyash Pachauri

Film Rating : ⭐⭐⭐1/2 (3.5 Out Of 5)

Enjoyed the film Akshay Kumar and Emran Hashmi both were fabulous the face off in a simple story but lots of twists and turns totally engaging taut screen play..from start to finish with lots of emotional tussle between the two heroes Raj Mehta the director has made a very good film that keeps you completely absorbed.


Thoroughly entertaining Akshay Kumar plays himself - A Superstar Splendid performance from him, Emraan is in fine form as well Must watch!


he outing also takes a dig at the trial by media phenomenon and the #BoycottBollywood movement. But, depicting instances of loud electronic media coverages is becoming repetitive and stale in our movies.


Selfiee is unpredictable in the choices that Om – the quintessential good guy, family man – makes. As well as the pressures Vijay – the quintessential arrogant star, wannabe parent – faces. Hence, where the two will let their egos take them is interesting to follow, with Akshay’s impatient snapping and quiet seething effective, as is Hashmi’s helpless adulation.


While the main leads shine, Abhimanyu Singh as a fading superstar Suraj and Meghna Malik as the starstruck corporator, Kamla Tiwari, are more than impressive. Abhimanyu is hilarious as Vijay’s erstwhile roomie and someone now stuck spewing cringe-worthy lines for shady films and ads. After a couple of instances, though, his parts seem forced.


Bollywood has been overly dependent on remake films for the last few years. Last week, Kartik Aaryan's 'Shehzada; Released. It was the Hindi remake of Telugu superstar Allu Arjun's superhit 'Ala Baikunthapuramlo'. At the same time, Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi starrer film Selfie has been released this week.


Does a small-town traffic cop, Om Prakash Agarwal (Emraan Hashmi), taking on a megastar, Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar), over a driver’s licence seem like an overstretch? Maybe. But the punchlines and performances in the remake of 2019 Malayalam film, Driving Licence, may make you overlook the feeble premise. A nod to Akshay's stardom, with a movie called Don’t Angry Me.


references to the scores of projects he does each year, being called a producer’s actor, and even his ‘jabde wali smile’ are delightful to watch. But Emraan's turn as a super fan-turned-nemesis is equally noteworthy.


He has a tight grip on his role, as he firmly maintains the middle-class and humble man act even when doing heroic things.


Director Raj Mehta, who reunites with Akshay after Good Newwz, handles the movie’s first half adeptly, keeps it entertaining and breezy, and peppers it with hilarious one-liners that the actor delivers effortlessly.


However, the second half, which centers around the face-off between the two heroes, is not as high on humour. It's watchable, nevertheless, even if the parts that revolve around the licence test are a bit stretched.


There is a third angle in the form of an actor who started out with Vijay but is now a nobody, doing ads for stuff like groin scratch cream etc.


He reaches out to a tarot card reader (Kusha Kapila) in the hope of bringing Vijay “down to my level”. Meghna Malik is criminally misused as a corporator seeking her 15 minutes of fame, wherever she can get it.


Social media influencer Kusha Kapila, in a cameo as a tarot card reader, does a good job. But Meghna stands out, especially with her impeccable comic timing in scenes with Akshay. Diana Penty as Vijay’s , Naina, doesn't have much of a role to play here but whatever capacity she can plays the classy and supportive wife does well.


Nushratt Bharuccha, who is familiar with the comedy genre, manages to pull off the act of a young Bhopali woman and Om Prakash’s better half, Minty, well.One downside, though, is his Bhopali accent dropping intermittently.


Selfiee is unpredictable in the choices that Om – the quintessential good guy, family man – makes. As well as the pressures Vijay – the quintessential arrogant star, wannabe parent – faces. Hence, where the two will let their egos take them is interesting to follow, with Akshay’s impatient snapping and quiet seething effective, as is Hashmi’s helpless adulation.


If we talk about the story, Omprakash Agarwal (Emraan Hashmi) is an RTO Inspector. He is a big fan of film star Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar). Vijay has to submit a copy of his driving license for permission to shoot for one of his films. But, at the last moment he comes to know that his license has expired.


Omprakash, a huge fan of Vijay, helps him to get the license soon. In return Omprakash wants to take selfie with family Vijay. But, Vijay gets furious seeing the media present in the RTO office. He also insults Omprakash in front of his son.


Then Omprakash, Vijay's biggest fan, becomes his biggest enemy. He makes it clear that now Vijay needs a driving license, so he will have to come to the RTO and give all the tests like a common man. So will Vijay be able to overcome his fan and get the license? You will have to go to the cinema to know this.


This film will remind you of Shahrukh Khan's 2016 film Fan, in which Shahrukh's biggest fan becomes his biggest enemy. In that film, Shah Rukh played a double role of himself and his fan. Although the film did not get that good response at the box office. Now it has to be seen what wonder Akshay's selfie does, movie will get defiantly success on box office.




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