All I'd have liked to say about Tevar is that it is a typical action masala film. It's up to you what to make of it. If you like the kind of action where story is ancillary and more a matter of convenience than the core of the film, then you will enjoy this one. If not, you won't. It is in fact as simple as that.
Given the film's title, by default, every character in the film carries an attitude about them, including the villain's sidekick. Except, except the lead lady. She is one who needs constant protection and taking care of. The tiny bit of attitude that she is allowed to carry for one-tenth of a second is instantaneously over-powered by someone else's attitude.
The one-liner boy meets girl story has an extension - boy meets girl when she is running away from a crazy and powerful thus dangerous admirer. You would think that the extension adds just the right amount of salt and pepper to give you a decent film. But, all this is a set-up for the other kind of masala. The one which has random fist and sword fights; some long and some longer chases and a few songs to complete the circle.
Though conceptually, the romance seems to be central to the plot, in reality it just feels like a fallback option, "if we don't have them fall in love with each other, what will we do? What will they do?" Fortunately, the actors themselves take their jobs seriously.
Arjun Kapoor says his dialogue with a way too much style for my taste, but then that is what the title of the film demands. I like this avatar of Sonakshi Sinha better than her boisterous, loud-mouthed version in this genre of films. What would really be nice though, is she break through to something completely different. We will wait for that film. Manoj Bajpai, as expected, is in complete element as the eccentric, egomaniac, obsessed lover.
Unfortunately, it is not because how well the character is written. It is only his doing and commitment to the character. But, it is blatant. It can be considered as a positive - that a film is very aware that it is not trying very hard to tell a story as much as it wants to show some action and that is pretty much its purpose. It doesn't quite work for me though.
Which is why, Tevar is one of those. Those who want to like it, will enjoy it come what may. Others can fret and fume all they like.
- meeta, a part of the audience
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
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 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 Cinema.com : ...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
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 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
So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...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
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
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
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
So-So, by Ritika Handoo, Zee News : ...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
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
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...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: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/tevar-review-by-anupama-chopra-it-only-shows-intermittent-flashes-of-talent/article1-1305266.aspx#sthash.VaHZxh9y.dpuf... 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
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
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
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
YOZeshan098: Watched #Tevar last night ! Overall good movie ! #Bollywood
YaminiSachar: Tevar...♥loved it...n hats off to "the superman.. salman ka fan"- Arjun kapoor.... ♡♡♡♡
whosayyolo: #Tevar nice entertaining flick
TrichyMannaru: #Tevar missed the pace that Ghilli and Okkadu had. Still I liked the movie. Great performance by @arjunk26 @sonakshisinha and @BajpayeeManoj
tasmiimlak: yall gotta watch the movie tevar it's so damn good
Swathirishi: So #tevar is a remake of #gilli! And it's not bad at all! Had all cynic antennas on
SonaStylish: Watchd #Tevar wid my frndz & family membrz Its Awesome! @sonakshisinha Kya Actng ki hai,Kya dance kia hai SUPERB Tevar Rock In Pakistan also
sohaibfurqan: #Tevar - a 10/10 film. A must watch, recommended to all! Great job @sonakshisinha and @arjunk26!!
shizasaleem5: Tevar is sooo awesome movie
sdsdesai: Tevar was so freaking good! I'm in LOVE WITH SONAKSHI
Saifaligood: Tevar movie is very good @ u mst wtch it http://twitter.com/Saifaligood/status/554138351553376256/photo/1
saaliniHRK: #Tevar Movie is Awesome!! Love it!! #TevarDikhegaKal Super Scirpt!! :D @arjunk26 @sonakshisinha @BajpayeeManoj http://twitter.com/saaliniHRK/status/554162957845012481/photo/1
priyaguptatimes: #Tevar is a full paisa wasool film. I loved Arjun Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee & Raj Babbar. Sonakshi & Arjun have gr8 chemistry...
Praveen05947502: I watch tevar good movie
PatankarAvinash: If expectations from a film are not high, you normally will enjoy that film . That's Tewar for me . Enjoyable film .
Noaman_sayed: #NextGen Action Hero @arjunk26 of #Bollywood ... Awsme action by Mr. Kapoor.. Do watch the movie #Tevar . @sonakshisinha U r d best dancer
Nazoo_Chishty: Just watched #Tevar cracking start to 2015 for #bollywood! Good old fashioned #masala #movie thoroughly enjoyed it @sonakshisinha @arjunk26
MovieMirchiCo: .@arjunk26 & @sonakshisinha 's acting is awesome @TevarMovie is most entertaining movie, go for #Tevar now http://twitter.com/MovieMirchiCo/status/554157722224959488/photo/1
mokshakmehta: #Tevar has a good message in it but the movie is dragged in the end. #ManojBajpayee n #ArjunKapoor 's acting was awesome. @TevarMovie
mohsinnawab15: #Tevar should not b missed . It's better dan R Rajkumar & Manoj bajpai is d soul of d movie . 4* out 5 from me .
Miatriks: Nice watch #Freewatch
meenakshi_30: Good #Tevar of @arjunk26
ManeetyJ: Saw Tevar today! Really enjoyed the action! Great movie with such amazing actors @sonakshisinha @arjunk26 @BajpayeeManoj
Maaaaaarouuuf: Tevar was a good film!
kadakchai420: Watched #Tevar a superb time pass thriller @arjunk26 has nailed it as pintoo ! Pleasantly pleased with #RajBabbar he is fabulous
jbhatia_: enjoyed #Tevar brillian acting, awesome work @BajpayeeManoj and team
imanojyadav: Kakdi bhai tusi bhi Mind blowing acting kiye ho in #Tevar !! @subratdutta All the best for future
ilicm782: just watched #tevar n it became my fav film @sonakshisinha was awesome her eyes talk in this movie #arjun n #manoj sir rock it
iadoreSonakshi: Just saw #Tevar yesterday.Superb cast & sizzling jodi of @arjunk26 & @sonakshisinha
I_akarshana: Saw #Tevar last night.. WOW loved it.. A complete movie.. Superb performances.. @arjunk26
HillPatel5: Just saw the #Tevar and only one word : Fabulous, Awesome acting @arjunk26 and @sonakshisinha
hassanalee: #SachKahunTo Tevar movie watchable hai. Manoj Bajpai aik bohat ala actor hai. He's very good in comic + villainous role :-) #Tevar
farzeen480: 2nd day !!! Tevar I still in cinemas ... Guys go watch it ..its worth the pay xx I love the acting @sonakshisinha and @arjunk26 xx
durraali19: I watch #Tevar Superb acting of @BajpayeeManoj @sonakshisinha @arjunk26 Enjoyed lots ,what a performance sirji, worth it to pay for ticket.
divya_264: Go watch Tevar...
dir_neelanjana: My latest date with tevar..juz luvd t movie..nd inox quest lived up 2 my xpectations..a total jhakaas xperience..go http://twitter.com/dir_neelanjana/status/553934481103392769/photo/1
choripaglu: “Watched #Tevar with friends..wholesome entertainer..@arjunk26 and @sonakshisinha lovable performances! Feel-good.. http://twitter.com/Devanayagam/status/553737613991878657/photo/1”
bobspop: lots of attitude and full on masala....TEVAR starts 2015 with a positive note..great job bhaiyya @arjunk26 and @BajpayeeManoj
BleedBarca: Oh and tevar is an amazing movie. Ty @BajpayeeManoj. You nailed it
ashishvictorsh1: 1reson to watch #Tevar is @BajpayeeManoj, tremendous. @shrutihaasan u lookd so hot,n d new star entertainer @arjunk26.... Good masala movie
AshherZaidi: Well done @sonakshisinha. Shafqat Amanat Ali's adaptation of "Khairian de naal" was beautifully picturized and captured. #Tevar
arjunkapoorfan2: Are you seriously just sitting there? Tevar dekh loh na! THE MOVIE IS FABULOUS
AnkitaDsinha: Watched #Tevar. Whata acting #ArjunKapoor did plus Manoj Vajpayee was amazing in his -ve role.
amplifier070: I just watched tevar and it was amazing ❤️ @AsliSona @arjunk26 their acting was so good and @arjunk26 looked so handsome
amirsultan22: omg omg watch tevar and that movie is just kickassss <3 #arjunk26 #tevar
akhiljain4: Manoj Bajpai at his best #Tevar.
adiljohan: Watched #Tevar good but it's the new version of r..rajkumar
abhisheksahi15: watched many masala entertainers but this one is right up there! BRILLIANT MOVIE! BIRILLIANT PEEFORMANCES #TEVAR! @sonakshisinha @arjunk26
AbdurHaddin22: what an epic movie "Tevar" :-)
143pnkj: Superb movie #Tevar
_faaiiii: Really enjoyed tevar @arjunk26 #Tevar
SudhirPuthran: #Tevar #Timepass
spygiri: Tevar is quite ok but a bit too long.
shailzie13: A gud day in all. Expectations were high but not so dissapointed....
RadioMirchiUAE: #Tevar : 2/5 Mirchis from @rjanup Tevar can be skipped n if nothing to do,u can watch it only for Manoj Bajpai https://www.facebook.com/rj.anup.uae/posts/914335108601175
Prabhat2015: in GIP To SEE TEVAR..... not too good jst everage...
mahiirockz: Saw #Tevar. Not a faithful remake of #okkadu. It's just an average fare.
chinmays_83: Saw my first movie of 2015 #Tevar, one time watch I must say.. A culmination of all that has come before.. A masala film nonetheless..
Arun_caddy: Watch #Tevar my rating is 3.25
abeer_shaikh: Tevar :3 ❤
zmwesociety: Bloody fool to see Tevar, remake of Telegu film Okkadu...lost 3 hours..paka diya...some times stupid to lost money &time both
YaqubImmegret: Tevar ek intehai flop film hai. Manoj bajpai na hotay tou 30 minute bhi bardasht karna mushkil thha. Paise bachayein. Mat dekhein
VGLICIOUS_: Tevar is one fucked up movie. Fucked up on multiple levels at the same time. Fucked up beyond repair. Fucked Up. Fucked Up!!!
TheSRKian: Arjun ki Tevar aur Bhai ki Range Rover,dono se bach ke rahiyo.
SteveUnknown: Without a doubt, #Tevar is shot brilliantly, so credit to the cinematographer. But the film??! :/ What the heck kinda story was THAT?!!
sooltan_mirza: #Tevar is waste to time and money.
skn8191: Tevar - waste of time and money :-( :-(
sk25_: Turned off TEVAR around the 40 minute mark.. What a horrible way to start off the new year, Bwood.
sidburman: Bkwas #tevar
ShruthyDaWanted: Cousin went to watch tevar and fell asleep after 15 minutes.
ShekarNews: #Tevar Is A Flop Where Tried To Have At Least 40% Of Occupancy On 2nd Day.
SharanyaHegde: Enjoyed #Tevar only cus of @rachitagejji last night.. @arjunk26 did a great job but hoping he doesn't make such movies anymore.. :/
SecretBollywood: #Tevar is crap.Failed both critically & commercially. Audience has rejected it.May @sonakshisinha & @arjunk26 get some sense now. #FlopTevar
sahil_dp: Sonakshi sinha should start endorsing Sandhi Sudha now!!! !!Flop pe flop flop pe flop!!#Tevar
RuchirTrehan: #Tevar was a surely the worse watch for me in last few months, literally wasted time, dint expect it all all honestly.... :/
RoshanPalla: #Tevar huge misfire failed in every department apart from dialogues and performances spoiled the original's feel totally, music big let down
rjajper: Sonakshi was enough for Manoj, what arjun is doing in the movie. Another bad selection madam #Tevar @sonakshisinha @BajpayeeManoj @arjunk26
riotplayfilms: Tevar (2015) Rating - 1/5 Over the past few years, I have discussed a lot about "masala" kind of films, mainly... https://www.facebook.com/mirzamohammed.saadbaig/posts/756734101089476
princexashu9: #Tevar such a boring movie
PreetiSRKian12: Tevar is such a boring movie! Full waste of time!!!
PrakaSH_KKR: It's Time now That We Shud Stop making Crap films and Tevar and Create Some Sci-fi movies
PoohBear_Goa: #TEVAR cud have worked if it had come a few yrs ago! Such a waste of time... R..Rajkumar was better (same story)...
NainaLovesAlia: #Tevar sucks !!!!
MrPriceless7: Tevar movie dekhna bohot bhaari padhgaya.
Malani_Karishma: 'Tevar' review: It's an exhausting film
limitlessdork: Absolute rubbish movie in the longest time #Tevar
KiranmayiU: watched #Tevar ... a poor screenplay compared to the original movie.
kane_rodrigues: #Tevar 3-hours killed ! Bored & jobless
JusticeRutledge: Empty Hall for tevar. Lol This will be fun.
JuniorAkki: In Vadodara Tevar movie ke poster patang banane k liye nikal rahe he....Sayad usse paise 3-4% cover ho jaye.... Akshay Neeraj back with BABY
isachinshaw: #TevarReview Sadly the year starts with a disappointing film. (1/5) #Tevar is outdated and total waste of time... https://www.facebook.com/ishawsachin/posts/10203258370652751
ianilkumargupta: Tevar is a time wasting Movie. It exaggerates lawlessness in Agra Mathura area after seeking entertainment tax concessions from State Govt.
hafshay: Why was Tevar such a flop movie. I expected so much out of Sonakshi :(
Gaurav_se57: bullshit movie tevar
elkay14: I had lot of expectations from #tevar, really feeling sorry 4 @arjunk26 ,@sonakshisinha , d movie is a big flop, reason outdated script
coolgirl_hj: 1 bahut badi galti hui aj mujse . . . . . Tevar dekhne chali gai Bt Arjun ws good :* Nd my friends made it a hilarious movie thru coments :D
che_indian: Saw Tevar Today.. Nothing new.. R Rajkumar cum Ishaqzaade ka sequel lag rahi thi..
Ayush_A: Eros starts the year with another disaster #Tevar
avaneeshraju: Wasting energy, money & precious man hrs seem 2 b Bollywood's ' TEVAR' ?
ashlilpurush: Ek number ki ghatiya film hai tevar...yar arjun ji hum aap se ye nahe umeed kar rahe the 2states jaise sensible movie ke bad to bilkul nahe
Anmol__Varma: To go for a movie and leave after interval. Check. #Tevar
530GMT: Wonderful and the shortest review ever ☺ "@sumitsaurabh: Tevar review : there were 468 popcorns in my popcorn bucket !"
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