Fighter Movie Review: Udein Jab Vimaan Meri Jaan…

Fighter movie review: Udein Jab Vimaan Meri Jaan…

Fighter Movie Review: Udein Jab Vimaan Meri Jaan…

What: Fighter – post Pathaan Siddharth Anand fails to add ‘josh’ and ‘jaan’ in his attempt to say ‘Mera Bharat Mahan’ on the eve of India's 75th Republic Day. Fighter underutilizes talents like Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor etc etc.

Fighter movie synopsis

Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania aka Patty (Hrithik Roshan) is a fighter plane pilot with an attitude. Deepika Padukone is Squadron Leader Minal Rathore aka Minni who wants to prove that all are equal in the air. Two more jaanbaz Squadron Leader Sartaj Gill aka Taj (Karan Singh Grover) and Suadron Leader Basheer Khan aka Bash (Akshay Oberoi) form a dare devil team of elite fighter pilot squad called Air Dragons led by Group Captain Rakesh Jai Singh aka Rocky (Anil Kapoor) even boss has a nickname in this aerial training land maloom.

When militant activities begin to go out of control in the Srinagar Valley, Air Dragons, is commissioned by the Air Headquarters. Fighter revolves around the members of these Air Dragons, who are willing to give it their all for the nation while going through the highs and lows of their internal and external battles. So predictable and typical storyline by Ramon Chibb and Siddharth Anand.


Fighter movie review

So, after Pathaan, Siddharth Anand desires to be the new age J.P. Dutta of Hindustan that is not ashamed to crack a joke on award winning Vicky Kaushal starrer URI and slyly make a statement. The scene from the dinner where a member from the Air Dragons holds a piece of meat in his hand and asks ‘How is the gosht’?. What was the need?.  

This stranger than fiction or called it cosmetic desh bhakti saga coming on the eve of India’s seventy fifth Republic Day lacks the punch.

The screenplay by Ramon Chibb tries everything to make it a mass appealing patriotic saga but sadly fails to add that passion but nothing much happens. I saw Fighter today with hardly twenty-five people in the auditorium (mostly young) and throughout the two hours forty-five minutes we all observed a pin drop silence – isko bolte hai unity

Primarily, Sidddharth Anand and his producers etc are so concerned to have Hrithik at the centre point hamesha that he is seen speaking for Deepika to her parents – played by Ashutosh Rana and Geeta Agarwal (another waste of talents). The other two jaanbaaz – Karan, Akshay do get some mileage in the end but poor Anil Kapoor (so less scope) and that one note villain Rishabh Sawhney as Azhar Akhtar ( such bad choice and acting). And those Pakistanis (cardboard jokers).

So, what is good?

Great production values, a couple of well-choregraphed aerial action which later gets repetitive but still. Hrithik of course, Deepika in couple of scenes though she looks ravishing throughout. Anil Kapoor in spite of a reduced role. And was that Sharib Hashmi?.. why are you wasting fine talents Mr. Anand?

Sanjeeda Sheikh as Bash's wife also gets a moment. Taalia.. anyways Fighter lacks josh and passion and, in my opinion, its not that worse and will probably won’t get much gaails from the audience. Now that’s an achievement Mr. Anand.     

Fighter – final words

All said and endured, would I recommend Fighter for the price of a multiplex ticket? And it’s in 3D and other dimensions as well. I will leave that up to your plans for this weekend and India’s seventy fifth Republic Day.

But will end up by making a point. If you have seen the trailer – there is a moment when Hrithik proudly waves the Indian tricolour hanging from a fighter plane. That moment indeed gave me goosebumps when I saw the trailer but when that moment came actually in the movie… I was disappointed. It came suddenly and failed to arose the expected emotion.

Anyways, if your ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’ for Hrithik is above anything else then who cares…


Fighter video review in Hindi

Here is our review of Fighter in Hindi 

Rating : 2/5

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