Super singh movie review of India’s first punjabi superhero.The world gets to welcome its first Punjabi superhero today, as Super Singh starring heartthrob Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa has released across cinema screens worldwide. The film has been produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Bratt Films Production, with Anurag Singh in the director’s chair.
Plot: The film follows the life of a simpleton young Punjabi man (Diljit Dosanjh) living in Montreal Canada, who is a complete misfit in the Canadian social circles and is going through a major life crisis. As unsuspecting as he his, he is then caught totally off guard when he discovers his super powers. What follows is his coming of age story of self-discovery, love, courage and selflessness.
While the first half is based in Canada, in the latter half of the film, our superhero reaches his motherland Punjab and it goes all downhill from there. The first half has some genuinely funny and endearing sequences of our superhero coming to the rescue of the helpless, but the pace of the film in the second half significantly drops and what we are left with is a tedious and preachy take on an otherwise fun premise.
Performances: Diljit Dosanjh slips into his character with ease and plays the endearing, carefree Punjabi Munda to perfection. He is effortlessly charming and takes the superhero rescue sequences up to a few notches with his comic timing. Sonam Bajwa, who plays his childhood pal has not much to do in comparison other than looking pretty.
Review: Super Singh is funny and endearing in parts but also tests your patience towards the second half. Watch it if you are a Diljit Dosanjh fanboy/fangirl. He makes it watchable.
Director: Anurag Singh
Language: Punjabi with English subtitles
Running time: 170 minutes
Star Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonam Bajwa, Pavan Malhotra, Navnindra Behl, Rana Ranbir, Jatinder Kaur.