Fighter Movie Review: On January 25 last year, Siddharth Anand spoiled the atmosphere with Shah Rukh Khan. I was very curious to know what this famous director who brought back the good days of Bollywood was going to do with Hrithik Roshan and so watched the first show of Fighter in Mumbai in the morning. Now the bitter cold of Mumbai can certainly be questioned, but not my good intentions to watch the film. Talking about the film, Hrithik Roshan's patriotic Fighter is a money grabber.
The story begins in Srinagar Kashmir, where Pakistan's terrorist outfit Jaish is engaged in a major conspiracy against India. This responsibility is on Azhar Akhtar's shoulders. This time Azhar Akhtar's target is Srinagar's Air Force Station. Rocky's (Anil Kapoor) team is tasked with stopping Azhar Akhtar, including Shamsher Pathania (Hrithik Roshan), who considers himself not a pilot but a fighter, good boy Sartaj Gill (Karan Singh Grover), Shamsher Khan. (Akshay Oberoi) and Meenal Rathore (Deepika Padukone), Mini is a helicopter pilot and the rest are Sukhoi jet pilots. Now to know how India wins in this battle to save the country, you have to watch Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's Fighter Theater.
Hrithik is playing the role of a fighter in this film, obviously the story revolves around him. Patty's friendships, rivalries, her aloofness from everyone despite being in the team, her fearlessness on the battlefield are portrayed with utmost sincerity. Hrithik tries to impress us not only with his body and action but also with his acting. With the same clarity that Hrithik portrays the fight scenes, he also tries to portray to us the understanding of a mentor or the pain of separation from his love.
Deepika Padukone tries to give complete justice to Meenal Rathod i.e. Mini's Nirdar. Siddharth has also given the necessary screen space to Deepika in Hrithik's film. But in this film, Deepika's character is that of a helicopter pilot. Helicopter pilots work in the Air Force to transport injured soldiers from the location to their base. This is the reason why there is not much scope for action in his character. Still, Minnie's character is important. But the fighter's mini looks a little less impressive than Rubina who showed her mettle in the action scenes in Pathan.
Anil Kapoor has done a great job as always. Karan Singh Grover once again reminded Armaan Malik of Dil Mil Gaye. Along with Akshay Oberoi, other characters have also performed the responsibility assigned to them well. Sharib Hashmi surprises us before the climax of the film.
Azar Akhtar is played by Rishabh Sahni. The character he plays is also very complex. This is Rishabh's first film and there is freshness in his character. She is not loud, yet her dangerous intentions make us uneasy while watching the film. And this is a triumph of Rishabh's acting.
There is no doubt that this Hrithik Roshan starrer is no less than a visual treat. Even without a touch of glamour, this film keeps you on the edge of your seat. Watch this movie for power packed performances, explosive action and patriotic dialogues and this time there is logic in the story.
Movie: Fighter Director: Siddharth Anand Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor Release: Theater Rating: 4 Stars