KABIR SINGH is rocking the nation. Starring Shahid Kapoor in the lead, this bold and explosive love story is a non holiday release and has crossed the 100 crore mark yesterday in just five days (An achievement at par or even better in some cases with stars bigger and senior then Shahid Kapoor). The movie is challenging the biggies.
This is how KABIR SINGH has proven itself to be a game changer
Unbelievable but 10 on 10 for casting Shahid Kapoor as KABIR SINGH – an aggressive, righteous lover who loses control. The 16-year-old journey of Shahid Kapoor as an actor that began with the charming Rajiv Mathur in ISHQ VISHK got enhanced with the guy every woman will want in her life as Aditya D Kashyap in JAB WE MET. The prince charming surprised everyone with the brilliant portray of Guddu / Charlie in KAMINEY a decade ago, proving that he is not just a cool boy next door who also can dance like a dream and in your dreams as well. As Karan S Kapoor in BADMAA$H COMPANY Shahid Kapoor further enhanced himself and painted his erstwhile prince charming image with shades of greed (as an actor) and grey (characters). The actor has started working towards widening his base and started playing for the gallery with PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO as Vishwas Rao and as the massy Rajkumar in R… RAJKUMAR. The chutzpah to excel saw him as Haider Meer in HAIDER. The experiment to explore and the greed to thwart the conventions made him play the eccentric Punjabi pop artiste in UDTA PUNJAB – high on fame and his stuffs. PADMAAVAT got him back to the sober, disciplined and savvy avatar as MAHARAWAL RATAN SINGH. Never in his illustrated career has Shahid attracted eyeballs from the youth the way it has in KABIR SINGH. Mind you, Shahid Kapoor as KABIR SINGH plays a character that is poles apart from his personal demeanor and his image in general. Shahid Kapoor is not the prince charming, he plays a surgeon who is a chain smoker having anger management issues who chooses a path of self destruction when he loses his love. Shahid Kapoor has not even shaken his leg and he is a great dancer. In half of the movie Shahid Kapoor is seen in that rugged/unkempt bearded look and still he delivers a knockout performance right from the word go (his best in fact till date). You may love him or hate him but Shahid Kapoor had made sure that you cannot ignore KABIR SINGH in his tremendous greed as an actor and the willingness to play it with full honesty and conviction. Unbelievably incredible indeed!!.
Pious adaptation of the original
Sandeep Vanga has made it clear that the best adaptation is the one that stays true to the original and doesn’t harm its soul at all. In fact it massages it and gives it a proud feeling. A possessive, impulsive, aggressive lover whose world is torn apart is not a revelation in love sagas of the world. But the way the aghast, the pain and suffering that comes out over here is striking. First of all the vision to have someone like Shahid Kapoor in this role underlies the level of insight the director has. Vijay Deverakonda’s six year old career got a lifetime booster with ARJUN REDDDY. It was more challenging for Sandeep Vanga and Shahid Kapoor (a much senior actor having an image of a charmer) to make the explosive KABIR SINGH accepted to the Hindi audience. Half battle was won with Shahid Kapoor’s impeccable adaptation on screen and the rest depended on the script, which was already a mix of love, lost, acceptance, pride, prejudice, gain, pain and more. The realism of characters in this fictional love saga hit the right chord instantly amongst audience, especially the youth. The hidden morality in KABIR SINGH’s character has worked tremendously.
KABIR SIGH would have failed if the heroine, the reason for all the emotions played by Kiara Advani would have been just a routine pretty little one. From coyness to getting mad in love and later taking a stand, Kiara has given her best for KABIR SINGH.
The music of KABIR SIBGH is in sync with the flavor adapting the soft rock for melancholy – Bekhayali, the soothing Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage plus Yeh Aaina and Pehla Pyar making an impact. In fact after a long time Bollywood has had a gift of a love story that is piously enhanced by a music that it truly deserves.
KABIR SINGH is a game changer in all senses, a volatile love story that questions norms with a music that stays long and it’s certified with ‘A’ certificate. The results are proving that the audience has accepted KABIR SINGH with open arms. The movie has touched 100 crores in just 5 days and going by the buzz and hysteria, KABIR SINGH is likely to surpass biggies of this year and is now eyeing 200 crores. Undoubtedly KABIR SINGH is a game changer in Shahid Kapoor’s career and Bollywood love sagas.