Shehzada Movie Review: Kartik Aaryan starrer is a harmless remake that does its job to entertain!
Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer Shehzada hit the theatres starting today and if you are thinking about watching the movie this weekend then this review might help you.
As shown in the trailer, Shehzada is the remake of the hit Telugu movie ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’. For those who haven’t seen the original movie, the story centers around Karthik Aryan aka Bantu who was supposed to be the heir of this empire. However, his fate changes the day he is born as Valmiki (Paresh Rawal) gives his right of being a Shehzada to his own son by replacing the two kids in the hospital. Valmiki then acts as Bantu’s father and constantly makes his life miserable but all things change when Bantu learns about the truth. How will he approach his real parents (Ronit Roy and Manisha Koirala)? Will he take his rightful throne by force? How will he retaliate against Valmiki? This is the whole crux of the movie.
Kartik Aaryan shines yet again in his role. He keeps the audience engaged and his performances throughout the movie show his improvement as an actor. Kriti Sanon on the other hand does justice to her role as a lawyer but other than the romantic angle she has nothing much to do in the movie. Aside from them, Ronit Roy and Manisha Koirala have given commendable performances. However, Paresh Rawal hits a home run in Shehzada. His acting, comic timing, and reactions are all top-notch and he supports Kartik to shine brighter in this movie.
Sachin Khedekar just like in the original movie is lovable in his role as the patriarch of the Jindal family. Rajpal Yadav and Rakesh Bedi’s special appearances in comedy scenes are also quite entertaining.
What doesn’t work?
Though the witty dialogues, funny one-liners, and strong action work in the favor of the movie, the remake element of Shehzada doesn’t appeal to those who have watched the original movie. Furthermore, the first half of the movie drags on a bit which makes the audience lose interest.
Nonetheless, the Kartik Aaryan starrer is a harmless remake and it does entertain people a lot. Though it might be less appealing to the one who has watched ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’, it is still worth going to your nearest theatres to watch.