The much-awaited flick Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles is finally released in cinemas. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the film’s release and their wait has come to an end. Since many people have watched the first shows of Fighter in the Oceanic region (Australia and New Zealand), first hand reviews of the film have started to flood in the social media. Stay tuned to this space for all the latest and live updates about Fighter.
Siddharth Anand’s Fighter takes several cues from Top Gun to lay the foundation for what becomes a pacy story about valour, patriotism and celebrating the birds in the sky that protect our country. It doesn’t hurt that the cast is led by two good-looking actors — Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone. But do the actors deliver or does their vanity come in the way of making Fighter a bonafide action caper? Let’s find out.
Siddharth Anand has carved a niche for himself with his larger-than-life, good-looking masala entertainers. With Fighter, that writing has taken a patriotic flavour. Every time a film shifts to Kashmir and the Indo-Pakistan conflict, there is a certain template that is set. Siddharth Anand follows the cue but adds dollops of glamour, high-octane action scenes and loads of patriotism with ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Hind’ playing in the background.
Anand has a way of introducing his men in his movies. Be it the stylish entry scene of SRK in Pathaan or even back in the day, how Hrithik Roshan blazed on screen in Bang Bang and even War. But in Fighter, he tries something different. He gives Deepika Padukone’s Minni a stellar entry scene before he brings in the big gun — Hrithik Roshan’s Patty. Given the scale of the film, the director doesn’t rush into the big action scenes. He spends most of the first half introducing us to the Air Force pilots. Led by Rakesh Jaisingh aka Rocky (Anil Kapoor), the unit of Air Dragons comprises of Minni (Deepika Padukone), Patty (Hrithik Roshan), Taj (Karan Singh Grover) and Bash (Akshay Oberoi).
The plot revolves around the Pulwama attack and incidents leading before and after the incident. In terms of storyline, Fighter flies high on the newfound love of filmmakers to weave in patriotic sentiment in a bonafide potboiler. The action scenes are the real hero of Fighter. Anand steers away from any Top Gun comparisons by creating an original palette for the big-ticket shots.
Fighter is a big-screen spectacle. When those birds soar high in the air, there is nothing that can take your eyes off the screen. Hrithik and Deepika set the screen on fire and I won’t be surprised if they become the go-to pair for big-ticket movies in the future. Siddharth Anand’s Fighter soars high on the entertainment quotient.