If Himmatwala 1983 had any virtues, it was the wanton display of Sridevi’s ‘thunder thighs’ to a nation of drooling idiots.
Alas, Himmatwala 2013 lacks even that ‘merit’ given that Tamannaah Bhatia is rather effete in the thighs department.
The reviews are starting to come in for Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala remake and they’re crucifying the film.
Himmatwala is a mindless potpourri that brings together the worst ingredients of 1980s Hindi cinema and parlays them into a messy mélange that quivers repeatedly under its own weight….Make no mistake: the 2013 Himmatwala is as awful as the 1983 Himmatwala. We can only hope against hope that consumers of Hindi cinema of this variety have moved on enough to treat it with the disdain it deserves….Ajay Devgan is joined in the garish Taaki taaki and Nainon mein sapna routines by Tamannaah Bhatia. Sans the thunder thighs that made Sridevi such a force, she is no patch on the real thing.
Finding a semblance of a story or logic in this film is meaningless, but Sajid Khan doesn’t even make it funny. “Himmatwala” is boring, long-winded and reeks of arrogance that the audiences will lap up anything that remotely resembles humour or drama if it is presented by an A-list star and with enough fanfare…. Avoid this one like the plague.
* Indian Express
A film that is hard to sit through, not because it is all actively ghastly, but because it is so deathly listless. When I was not cringing, I was dozing. .
* Emirates 24×7
Himmatwala is a lesson in ridiculousness, and a painfully long one at that. It blatantly assaults our senses, visual and mental, leaving us severely scarred.