Farhan Akhtar can’t rescue this dull movie. Toofan is flat and tedious, with zero effort to innovate the realm of star driven masala entertainer. The tale portrays an orphan child from the slums of Dongri who grows up to become a local goon of his area, and then his destiny transforms after he encounters a generous and loving girl who directs him in the right direction and encourages him to discover his ultimate calling “boxing”.
1. Today “Toofan” is released on Amazon Prime Video.
2. “Toofan” Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak, Vijay Raaz, Hussain Dalal, Mohan Agashe.
3. Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6).
4. The rags to riches story appeared forced and inorganic. Toofan struggled to make its way together as a coherent sports drama, notwithstanding the genre’s high expectations.
Analysis of the Script
It was possibly made to match the popularity of another Farhan flick, the phenomenal Gully Boy. But, it’s a not so creative and unexciting brew of melodramatic lines with very little emotional depth, a storyline that has been seen a hundred times already, and characters who fail to connect.
In Mumbai’s Dongri, Ajju Bhai, aka Aziz Ali (Farhan Akhtar), is a local goon working for a local mafia (Vijay Raaz). Ajju Bhai encounters Ananya (Mrunal Thakur), who encourages him to take up boxing and become Aziz Ali. Ananya’s father, Nana Prabhu (Paresh Rawal) directs him, and lastly, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra done a cameo and concluded it all.
The script isn’t up to expectation as it seems a fusion of Sultan, Brother, and Mukkabaaz. It’s a kind of obvious usual Bollywood storyline line excessively long and confusing at times.
The editing of the film has tarnished the film’s spirit, and it seems some characters are forcefully added to the movie.
The dialogues are pretty average. The rags to riches story appeared forced and inorganic. Toofan struggled to make its way together as a coherent sports drama, notwithstanding the genre’s high expectations.
Toofan: Performance Review
His journey of self-discovery is intriguing. While he is magnificent when he reaches the boxing ring as Aziz Ali, he masters the rhythm of jabs and transforms into the highest-level boxer with his huge biceps. But as Ajju Bhai, the goon he failed to match the character & local slang. You can easily notice the loopholes in his pronunciation.
Mrunal Thakur is lovely as a cheerful girl radiating her captivating smile and delightful gleam. But she spends the majority of her time in close proximity to our protagonist.
He plays the role of a snob; his acting is phenomenal and captures your interest in every scene that’s why he is a veteran actor. Rawal and Agashe play their role with excellent conviction.
Toofan Movie: Music and Direction
Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s melody lacks the charm they are famed for. The song isn’t as uplifting, as in previous movies of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Apart from these, the placement of such compositions is so odd that it has no significance.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar have teamed up after a long gap although they fail to gain the same level of popularity as their last union in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
What is appealing in “Toofan”?
You can watch this movie if you are a fitness or sports freak. As a coach, Paresh Rawal’s acting is exceptional.
Turn Off’s: Excessive melodrama, Slow and very predictable storyline.