Tevar - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
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Typical action masala. That's all there is to say about it.



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33 reviewers have given Tevar an average rating of 1.7/5.0 (?)

2 yays
13 nays
18 so-so

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So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...evar overstays its welcome by a good half hour. In two-hours and forty-minutes, the film tries to pack in all the trappings of a masala entertainer, but offers little that is new. ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...In short, nothing can beat the experience of watching a typical masala Hindi film at a single screen and its really sad that the coming generations are going to miss it. So if you love watching these movies specifically made for the masses and are a fan of Manoj Bajpai too then TEVAR can be tried as a one-time watch for the exceptionally talented actor alone, preferably at a single screen.... full review

So-So by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...The silver lining that keeps you somewhat engaged in Tevar is Laxman Utekar who paints such beautiful imagery with the most mediocre of scenes. Apart from that, Tevar has Arjun’s distinct charm to offer. Ultimately this love story between Amit Sharma and Manoj Bajpai ends up costing everyone involved a film that could have been every bit as impressive as its original... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, TEVAR is a stylised masala entertainer that'll give you enough reasons to have a good time in the cinema hall. Yes, the story doesn't have anything new to offer, but the wonderful performances, energetic music score, stupendous action and the fact that it's a clean entertainer makes it a fun watch. TEVAR is worth your time. Go for it.... full review

So-So by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life ...It’s a typical Bollywood masala film which has all the ingredients to entertain you - naach-gaana, romance, action and comedy!... full review

So-So by Vidula Menge, BookmyShow ...VERDICT: Tevar is a typical Bollywood flick that entertains for most part, despite the predictable plot.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Do not watch Tevar if you are allergic to action genre and if you are an avid Hollywood film follower. Also, if you are meaning to watch a rather meaningful film this weekend, you might want to give Tevar a miss. ... full review

So-So by Kaushani Banerjee, Deccan Chronicle ...Amit Sharma fails to establish ‘Tevar’ as not just another mindless South remakes that is being dished out in Bollywood. ... full review

So-So by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...A well paced movie with lots of action makes this an ok one time watch save for the irritating songs.... full review

So-So by Parampara Patil Hashmi, Desi Martini ...Same old drama, same old Tevar call for some popcorn and entertainment to start your year on a filmy note... full review

So-So by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...Tevar is pure and unapologetic commercial cinema served on a glossy platter. If that’s your cup of tea, this one is a treat. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...End of the day Tevar is all about the onscreen attitude of its leading man. Arjun’s done a decent job, but sadly the director chose the most worn out story in cinema. If it’s old and common it can’t be too exciting.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...It'll be interesting to see whether the audiences lap up this exotic piece of rubbish that Sharma has dished up to them, packaged as it is in big-budget fanciness. If they do, then clearly the pundits who go on and on about a new era have it all wrong... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas , Free Press Journal ...Manoj Bajpayee and Raj Babbar provide striking moments of heft with their masterly performances while Rajesh Sharma, Deepti Naval and the actress who plays the sister pitch in with brief overlays of sublimity. Sonakshi and Arjun are basically retreading the roles they have been enacting ever since they entered the industry- and it’s become quite boring. This ‘Tevar’ might wear the right attitude but the content and intent are both suspects! ... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...There are just too many songs in the film, and the story does not move much till after the third one. The Superman song is entertaining, but the rest do not leave much of an impact, except perhaps Jogiyan. The Radha Nachegi video is visually attractive, though, especially for Sonakshi's dance. At more than two and a half hours, the movie is rather tedious, and deserved better editing. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...The song that introduces the lead male protagonist, 'Super Man' relies on some lovely beats and equally addictive rhythm and is sung superbly by Wajid, who does a good job. The lyrics are just excellent as they convey the attitude and colourful character of the lead in a very interesting style. 'Super Man' remix makes for a good second hear. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...His supporting cast feature some real standouts. The camerawork by Laxman Utekar is distinctive. But the film remains tonally inconsistent. The result is a mishmash that left me exhausted and unsatisfied. However, I’m looking forward to Amit’s next film. Tevar is a bumpy start but I think more exciting cinematic adventures lie ahead. - See more at: full review

Thumbs down by Rajiv Masand, IBN Live ...Aside from a few striking scenes, like one in which Pintu throws Radhika off a building when Gajinder and his goons have cornered them, Sharma doesn't do anything particularly new or original with this decidedly 80s formulaic film. The only thing worse than the fact that Tevar is so long is that you've seen all of this many times before. ... full review

Thumbs down by Arunava Chatterjee, india today ...After an exceptional performance in Finding Fanny, Arjun Kapoor gets back to his Gunday variation, sadly. Sonakshi Sinha plays the same old dumb character as usual. The person stealing the entire show is Manoj Bajpayee, playing the gunda with a jockey underwear on, he alone makes up for the acting deficiency that Tevar possesses. ... full review

So-So by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today ...The film becomes a watch because of it's power packed dialogues written by Shantanu Shrivastava. If given a choice between friends and family, we suggest you go with your friends to watch this flick. Tevar is a one time watch.... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...Sadly the year starts with a disappointing film. The good thing however is that the quality of films can only go up from here. Skip it... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh,, india today ...Sajid-Wajid and Imraan Khan's music seems out of place in UP, especially when listening to the techno beats. The overdose of action is such that it ends only after the prop department ran out of options for weapons and the stunt coordinator with men. As Sharma extends the one-man rescue mission operation, audiences too tire of the leads, with one calling Sinha's Bhabhi "Pagli" and another referring to Kapoor's Pintoo as "Nautanki Saala". Tevar has too little attitude and lesser in the name of entertainment. ... full review

So-So Indicine ...Tevar is a decent entertainer that, more or less, gives what it promises. It has been put together in a technically astute manner but is filled with the normal masala film clichés. If you are expecting a film that will entertain, and you happen to like masala films, then Tevar won't disappoint you.... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Tevar as I expected turned out quite the typical entertainer and it is one of those films that keep coming all through the year, nothing worth waiting for. This film will win everyone who loves to watch the South action films. For me, the film had nothing extraordinary other than Manjoj Bajpai’s class act. ... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Sinha has perfected the character of the helpless girl who needs a man to fight for her honour. Kapoor embraces a role designed to project him as a star and hero of the masses. Bajpai overcooks his character, and the effort to make him ominous works against him. The supporting actors add soul to a superficial story. Notable among them are an understated performance from Babbar as the proud and caring father and Subrat Dutta as Kaakdi, Gajender’s right-hand man, with his own simmering ambitions. ... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Arjun Kapoor has a heavy burden on his shoulders as he plays the macho hero, capable of almost everything, and is part of almost every scene. Still a greenhorn, the actor falters at some crucial scenes, but his sincerity and affable personality kind of makes up for it. Bajpayee, the effortlessly brilliant actor that he is, plays the baddie perfectly but unfortunately his character ends up being nothing more than a caricature in a pair of jockeys by the time we reach the climax. Sonakshi is competent but she obviously enjoys being trapped in a fragile, bharatiya nari image. So no hope there. Shruti Haasan's item number is uhm…just that.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well, it's not a bad film, but it also has nothing new to offer. The movie works mainly due to the conviction level of Arjun Kapoor with decent support from Manoj Bajpayee and Raj Babber. Though, the stale script, super lengthy duration and predictable story line work against the favour of the film. The movie is like a filmy bhaagam bhaag, where a small kid too knows that everything will happen only in the end of the film and the rest is mostly a waste of time.... full review

Thumbs down by saibal chatterjee, NDTV ...Tevar is somewhat tolerable only as long as Bajpayee is on the screen, or when Raj Babbar, as the hero's police officer-father, and Subrat Dutta, as the villain's principal henchman, are allowed to do their bit. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma., Rediff ...Unless watching Raj Babbar’s most restrained performance since forever is enough to dole out the price of admission, I’d recommend you grab a copy of Okkadu. Even without subtitles you’ll find it way more engaging.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The Story developments defy logic. In the thick of things, Sonakshi’s character says she forgot her Visa Application Slip (a crucial link to her escape) completely undermining the seriousness of the situation. In another unintentionally hilarious scene, she gets that one chance to escape, but ditches that to return back. ... full review

Thumbs down by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu ... It is good fun on the run till it enters the last lap.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Instead, you reserve those claps for Babbar and Bajpayee, who deliver class acts even in this milieu. Arjun is bombastic. Sonakshi is adept, but there has been an overdose of her in recent times. Subrat Dutta as the henchman Kakdi shows that a good actor can do wonders even in a lesser rol... full review

So-So by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...Cinematography by Laxman Utekar has captured the essence of braj bhoomi perfectly. The festival of Holi and the significance of colours is used vividly and it is the brilliance of the filmmaker and the cinematographer to execute it this way.... full review