The recently released Bollywood film ‘Shehzada’ starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon has been making waves in the action genre. The film, which is a Hindi remake of the superhit Telugu film ‘Ala Vaikunthapuramulu’ starring Allu Arjun, is a masala entertainer that offers a mix of action, comedy, and drama.
The story revolves around Randeep Jindal, played by Ronit Roy, who is the owner of Jindal Enterprises. Paresh Rawal plays the role of Valmiki, who works in Jindal’s company, and his son is swapped with Jindal’s newborn son. The real prince grows up as a clerk’s son in Valmiki’s house, while the clerk’s son lives luxuriously in the royal household. Karthik Aaryan plays the role of Bantu, who lives with second-hand things and meets his boss Samara, played by Kriti Sanon, and falls in love.
The film’s treatment and execution make it an interesting watch, although the storyline may not offer much that is new. Karthik Aaryan delivers an impressive performance, breaking away from his chocolate-boy image to portray a character that requires him to do some serious action. Paresh Rawal’s acting is also noteworthy, and his chemistry with Aaryan is hilarious. Rajpal Yadav makes a brief appearance and brings his trademark comic touch to the film. Kriti Sanon’s role is more significant in the first half and could have been better developed.
The film is directed by Rohit Dhawan, who is known for making masala films such as ‘Desi Boyz’ and ‘Dishoom.’ The cinematography is good, and the film looks grand, but it could have benefited from some tighter editing to make it more engaging. The music of the film is not as popular as that of the original, but the character loose song is gaining popularity.
Overall, ‘Shehzada’ is an entertaining film that showcases Karthik Aaryan’s acting skills and his ability to break away from his previous image. The film is worth a watch, especially for his fans, and those who haven’t seen the original film may enjoy it.