Bawaal movie – Review

Ajay, the main character in Bawaal, is a bad guy. He may not be overtly rude, but he is still not the sort of “hero” you would anticipate from a Hindi movie. The movie flirts with making the villain glamorous, but mostly keeps him repulsive. But it’s not interesting. Within the first few minutes, you have a general idea of where it is going and how it will end. The “how” ultimately consists of numerous historical metaphorical lessons.


The way Ajay views himself is a little bit exaggerated. However, it is intriguing that he exhibits self-awareness and honesty in small doses, which makes you sit up and take notice for someone so shallow. Unfortunately, it misses the mark.

Varun Dhawan made an effort, that much is true. He does a good enough job of portraying the conceited but insecure Ajay for you to dislike him just enough. Even his chemistry with Janvhi Kapoor’s Nisha, who is otherwise blandly written, exhibits the disgust, disinterest, awe, and reverence required by the narrative. Additionally, it is clear that her reserved demeanour was written with the intention of letting her shine subtly as we watched Ajay mature.

Bawaal movie – Varun Dhawan made an effort

And perhaps that is where the issue lies. It reverse-engineers Bawaal. It has made the decision to use the atrocities of World War II to highlight the insignificance of today’s everyday problems. And everything else has been forced to fit this goal. In addition, it makes an effort to highlight the futility of war, which virtually all war films in Hindi conspicuously fail to do. It also disparages the diet and attire of Gujaratis. Both the mockery and the epithet “That’s just another way to live” are overdone. The goal of everything isn’t clear enough.


The primary plot’s objective, however, is to impart lessons on perspective through the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors. The comparison seems a little bit improbable. Is a gas chamber-level horror really necessary to highlight the scope of my issues?

Hey, it seemed to work for Ajay, so who knows. And on any given day, it is preferable to him changing from a grade-A @**! in the span of just one line or a partial incident, as is customary when we watch obnoxious characters in Hindi movies. Then again, perhaps some of us require this. We need someone to remind us that, as individuals and a species, we should learn from our mistakes.


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