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BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO - Repetitive, less engaging and a poor lifeless attempt, far behind the expectations from the director. (Review by Bobby Sing)

02 Jun, 2018 | Movie Reviews / 2018 Releases

What was being expected from the film was an out of the box, fresh, Indian take on the concept of Superhero impressively conveyed by the well-designed artworks, posters and promos. But probably they worked much harder on the publicity campaign of the film than the film itself as it completely fails to make any kind of impact on the viewers except the honesty in its characterization of the three lead protagonists and the realistic references in the script.

BHAVESH JOSHI begins on an introspective note showcasing the anti-corruption movement witnessed by the country in 2011 and the role of youngsters in it, more than willing to visit the police lock-ups. The three friends discussing various social issues along a superhero story written by one of them promises something great coming ahead. But unfortunately we don’t get to see anything even close to that in the next two hours and it all ends without making any solid point or impression. 

At times the genuine raw structure of the film, making right mention of the reach and power of social media does become interesting and engaging in its first half, along with making a smart, silent comment on the trend of listicles articles being served to you in a big number as 10 best ways to do this or that and more in various sites and blogs. But then the usual, repetitive villainous characters, including a cartoonish businessman-cum-politician played by Nishikant Kamat simply ruin the entire build-up quite brutally and the film keeps stretching without any purpose bringing in the unexpected boredom.

Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead doesn’t show much growth as an actor in his second film, whereas both Priyanshu Painyuli and Ashish Verma remain complete natural in their acts. Shreiyah Sabharwal as the only female characters in the film is just okay in her few scenes, but the supporting cast fails to rise above the routine.
On the other hand, BHAVESH JOSHI excels in its camerawork and action, particularly the night sequences and bike chase deserving a special mention. The background score also makes its presence felt in some specific sequences and the water-issue brought forward unarguably is one of the most alarming, significant issue of the present era. However the soundtrack yet again is a big letdown, featuring a pathetically awful song with lyrics as “Tere Chumme Mein Chavyanprash Hai”.  
In all, it’s just the technicalities that keep you marginally engaged in the film but not the poor, lifeless content or performances. Besides BHAVESH JOSHI never looks like a project directed by the same Vikramaditya Motwane who has films such as UDAAN, LOOTERA and TRAPPED to his credit.
Ratings : 1+1 / 5 (with the additional one purely for its camerawork and action)

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