Shehzada 2023 Movie Review
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Rajpal Yadav, Ronit Roy and Sachin Khedekar
Bantu, an uncouth young man from a middle-class background realizes that he is the biological son of a millionaire industrialist. After knowing his real parents, a series of incidents happen through which Bantu meets his biological parents and solves his family problem without their knowledge.
Shehzada 2023 Movie Review:
Shehzada is a remake of the 2020 Telugu film AlaVaikunthapurramuloo AVPL was a film that itself was very average but was elevated solely by Allu Arjun’s swaggy performance and terrific songs.
So, when you decide to remake an average film, you need someone to elevate it to be a good entertaining watch. Sadly , Kartik is not any Allu Arjun. Kartik is charming no doubt but Allu Arjun possesses charm and swag and this swag Kartik doesn’t possess to carry a mass entertainer.
You can easily see he does the bulk of the heavy lifting in this film. He’s smiling almost the whole film and trying to deliver dialogues in his Kartik Aryan style but the thing is, the dialogues are so ordinary (written by the same man who wrote the cringy dialogues of Brahmastra) that none of them impress or leave any impact on you, except maybe a few.
Because of such poor dialogue, comedy mostly is a miss. Because of such poor comedy, actors like Paresh Rawal or Rajpal Yadav (in a cameo shorter than the bidi Kartik smokes) who once used to make us go crazy with their presence can’t do anything in this film.
Actors like Ronit Roy are wasted yet again. Manisha Koirala is okayish but gets very little screen space. Kriti Sanon, wait, was she even there in the film? Her role is so forgettable and turns out to be that typical souvenir kind of role Action and its style are very much a miss.
AVPL’s mass action scenes and the swag with which Allu executed them won the hearts of fans. Kartik can’t do action at all. Why makers want to show him in this avatar is going over my head. His mass scenes Are off. The climax action sequence in the metro hanger is so forgettable.
Songs? Felt like an umbrella pierced into my heart (get it?). Forget Butta boma, that’s out of reach, not even one song of Shehzada is one percent close to any song from AVPL. And all these ordinary tracks are coming from the magical composer Pritam.
Hard to swallow the truth. Remember last year when AR Rahman composed songs for a film like Heropanti 2 and all were a flop? Some good parts are there though, especially in the emotional scenes in the 2nd half, and this is where Kartik genuinely shines.
Nothing much to say about the pretty average writing and nothing you haven’t seen before apart from some funny dialogues and quirky moments here and there. Rohit Dhawan is still a rookie filmmaker when compared to his father who made the comedy genre his own. Will take a while to reach a certain level of credibility.
Verdict: Shehzada 2023 Movie Review
Shehzada is another worst remake by Bollywood. Rohit Dhawan miserably failed to create the same magic done by Trivikram in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. Better Skip It.