Singham Returns - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

An action film which is actually trying to make a point through its story, even if it is an over-simplified one.

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36 reviewers have given Singham Returns an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

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24 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...A nip here, a tuck there, a tweak here, a touch there, and this could have been a much better and even a much more entertaining film. Those tweaks and tucks would have required more time invested in writing though, which perhaps was considered unnecessary in a film that could make money merely from resting on the laurels of its prequel. Ah well, as it is now, Singham Returns is good enough for a single watch. Fun but unremarkable and unmemorable, that’s what it is. ... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...What Shetty spares us on one front, he assaults us with on the other. Once the cars start exploding, there’s no let up. Gratuitous violence is as much foisted on us as the romantic track between Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. A few actions sequences do hit the mark and will be greeted with wolf whistles. The credit goes as much to Shetty as to Ajay Devgn, who, with his seething intensity and fiery eyes, makes Bajirao Singham roar again on the big screen. If you must, watch Singham Returns for Ajay Devgn.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...So ending with a request to the reputed film-makers, the trend of sequel is acceptable only if the Part Twos and Threes have something novel, better and substantial to give to the viewers expecting a lot. Therefore please make any sequel only when you have got some newness to add to the hit concept, otherwise let it be.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... On the whole, SINGHAM RETURNS is a complete mass entertainer with power-packed drama, hi-intensity dialogue and towering performances as its aces. The brand value attached to it coupled with a long weekend will help the film reap a harvest and rule the box-office in days to come. A sure-shot WINNER! ... full review

So-So by Subramanian Harikumar , Bollywood Life ...While Singham Returns is a must watch for every Rohit Shetty fan as the director dishes out a typical masala film, the ones who look for emotional connection with films may stay away from this Independence Day release. Watch it if you have nothing else to do this weekend.... full review

So-So by Tanaya Ramyani, BookmyShow ...Bajirao Singham. If you love masala movies, Singham Returns makes for a perfect watch over this long weekend. There is Comedy, Action, dialoguebaazi and yes, Dayashankar of CID. Watch out for the part when Bajirao Singham shouts out "Daya darwaza tod do.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...After the film is over, the brain can be restarted, tested for noise damage and life be resumed with no memory of the film just watched.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Singham Returns is an average film backed by good performances and action. Spending money on this Rohit Shetty’s film will not give you heartburns. But do keep your expectations in check. Those who loved Singham are likely to enjoy his return on the big screen.... full review

Thumbs down by Sushmita Murthy, Deccan Chronicle ...A few goofy dialogues coming at an unprecedented time from the least expected people may take you through till end - if you hadn't already given up at the point where the baba pours himself a drink before choking a devotee to death, that is.... full review

So-So by Divay Agarwal, Desi Martini ...Ajay as Singham shines but nothing else! Prakash Raj is deeply missed... full review

So-So by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Kickpuncher in bollywood form ... full review

Thumbs down by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ...Nowhere close to the first one, this ones a major letdown. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...If you are a Singham fan, you'll enjoy this one too. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ... Rohit Shetty has latched on to the craft of filmmaking and given us a great entertainer. The climax of the film is never-seen-before. It's good to see a young filmmaker trying to innovate and make films as much with the head as with the heart. For once a film deserves to be a blockbuster.... full review

So-So by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Except for that story to unfold, you'd need Singham to be capable of noticing subtlety and appreciating a woman who can bend the rules like he does. For now, all you get is Singham Returns, with its tinnitus-friendly, pro-fake encounters stance.... full review

Thumbs down by FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal ...Sajid-Farhad’s dialogues and Yunus Sajawal’s script lack originality. Even Dudley’s camerawork which was the Hallmark of the first, appears clueless... full review

So-So by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com ... Singham Returns is an appropriate movie to watch on Independance Day. Because democracy is not a bed of roses after all, and sometimes, we need reminding. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Nevertheless, for a citizen dreaming of a nation free of corruption, honest police officers and the end of politicians who suck blood, a visit to the multiplex will give you that feel... So what if it is only for 142 minutes!!! ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...The weakest link is the tedious romantic angle between Ajay and Kareena Kapoor, who plays his gluttonous girlfriend. Kareena’s beauty is startling, but here she’s not even attempting to act. Despite these soft spots, Ajay keeps the film moving. I was cheering for Singham, but ultimately his solutions are downright dangerous. I don’t want to tell you what happens, but it made me very uneasy.... full review

So-So by Rajiv Masand, IBN Live ...There's also Kareena Kapoor as Singham's love interest, in a track that quite frankly feels unnecessary in the larger scheme of things. The usually dependable actress looks lovely, but the film doesn't require her to so much as break into a sweat to get through her scenes. It's Ajay Devgan alone, who keeps the film from falling apart, as the plot becomes increasingly facile. He's in terrific form as the tough cop with a soft heart, and he displays that quality remarkably, particularly in one scene where he's confronted by the desperate mother of an erring son.... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...Singham Returns has enough one liners and ample maar-dhaad, choreographed stunningly for all those who loved Singham. If you are looking for anything more you will be disappointed.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty , india today ...Stronger writing could still have redeemed the plot but Singham Returns moves from a laboured first half to a lifeless second. Sporadic shots at drama are drowned by the film's preachy tone. No attempt is made to understand just what the black money problem is all about. Rohit Shetty better stick to making nonsensical films. They sure make more sense than his sensible ones. ... full review

So-So by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today ...Singham Returns follows Bajirao (yet again) as he fights the corrupt. The film's message: action on the spot. While the idea itself is novel, scenes showing cops fighting on the streets sends the wrong message, in my opinion.... full review

So-So by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...The dream team of Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn delivers a good entertainer. It's for fans of brand Singham and I'm sure they are all out there in large numbers. ... full review

So-So Indicine ...Singam returns has eonugh mass pleasing elements to make it a huge success at the box office. A more powerful villain and more convincing climaxwould have considerably enhanced its impact.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Singham Returns doesn’t match up to Singham and that is the failure of this franchise venture. It is definitely a very watchable film with Ajay putting in his best foot forward in a role that brings out his caliber to the fullest but for those who are expecting a Rohit Shetty fun watch, this film is neither immensely entertaining or superbly enjoyable. The action doesn’t offer anything new and the drama is too superficial for my taste. It is just about average and that too only for its lead man whose swagger rules the show in this one. I am going with a 2.5/5 for Singham Returns. Aata Majhi Satakli? Yeah, dude. Mine too. Ditto!... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Rohit Shetty's cleverest moment comes when his hero after having witnessed the most expensive SUVs turn to ashes, has a humble, kind of apologetic tiny personal car, thus subtly highlighting his clean conscience. The rest of the film is not so subtle. Watch it if you are an action junkie or an Ajay Devgn fan. ... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...As for the winning part, the film is all set to cover a good distance as it is a template affair which guarantees huge opening and steady audience at single screens at the least. While it would comfortably turn out to be a winner, for 'Brand Singham' it could well have been a lot bigger and powerful.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well, there is some good dum in the form of action and couple of dramatic moments. Besides these few enjoyable moments, the movie is a drag and boring. Till the last scene one keeps hoping that the movie might get the magic and entertainment factor of 'Singham' back, sadly it ends up being another extended flick on the line of 'Dabangg 2', where the lovable characters are there but you don't seem to love them anymore. The movie is a total rehash of 'Singham' but not even one fourth amount of the fun and entertainment factor. Singham means lion and in the movie 'Singham' it was roaring and powerful, but this time it ends up being as a circus lion, which keeps repeating its trick on the whip of the ringmaster without any power or fierceness attached to it.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Singham Returns has a fair sprinkling of angry wisecracks that might draw spontaneous whistles and loud claps from those that love violent fights to the finish... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Singham Returns is a proof the director's vision. He deserves all the cheers. Watch it for all the entertainment that Rohit Shetty can bring into a film. From blowing cars, to dialogues to hilarious moments this one has all. My personal favourite - a scene where Kareena suddenly gets famous and a restaurant manager asks for a selfie. You cannot not enjoy Singham Returns... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...hootout after shootout takes place and people get killed but in the end it’s all down to Singham getting into Hulk mode and mowing down everyone single-handedly. How terrific it’d be if he just, like The Hulk said in The Avengers, stayed eternally angry? Or is that just our role as critics who have to spend their mornings at these movies?... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...This is a Rohit Shetty film, and that should be a genre in itself. You'll get a film full of violence and a simplistic plot, that's still watchable (even entertaining at times) for the actors, the few moments of genuine conflict and romance, and the earnest representation of the hero's angst. Worth a watch, if you can be patient with the trappings of a formula film. ... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Amol Gupte is perfectly cast, leaving an impact with a superb, killer performance. Kareena Kapoor (as Avni) playfully romances her sher, slipping in some laughs and clicking 'selfies' as Lady Singham. Kher is good even in a brief role. Devgn digs his claws into this part with more vengeance and power, delivering a knockout act. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...This is definitely the kind of masaledar police story where we are ready to overlook the indulgences and root for our tough cop Bajirao Singham.... full review

So-So by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...'Singham Returns` is a depiction of power-play and dirty politics which meddles in the way of dutiful Mumbai Police, but only to be met with an end like that of Swamiji and Prakash Rao. Actor Ajay Devgn shines as a tough cop and we do like his way of `encountering` the culprits. For `Singham` fans, here is a bonus for you and a good way to celebrate independence day. Thumbs up for this film—else `Ata Majhi Satakli`!... full review