February 24, 2023

Film: Selfiee

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Nushratt Bharuccha, Diana Penty, Abhimanyu Singh

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Director: Raj Mehta


By Yogesh Mishra

What could be the cost of a selfie? The answer should be "free." But is it? For some, perhaps yes, but for some, no. Sometimes, it can be a costly affair for a film star. History suggests that maintaining stardom is more challenging than achieving it. Director Raj Mehta’s "Selfiee" beautifully showcases such things.

The plot revolves around Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar), a film star whose stardom is jeopardised due to his promise to take a selfie with RTO inspector Om Prakash Agrawal (Emraan Hashmi). Vijay Kumar was in Bhopal for a film shoot when he realised he needed a new driver's licence because he had misplaced his old one. He had no choice but to apply at the local RTO office in Bhopal only. RTO Inspector Om Prakash Agrawal was a big fan of actor Vijay Kumar, so he requested for a selfie with him and his school-going son in lieu of a driving licence. The actor agreed to come to the RTO office for 5 minutes for a selfie, but when he arrived, he was surrounded by the media, who began questioning why he came while driving a car without a license. His star image is at stake, so he blames Om Prakash for calling the media there for cheap publicity, and while returning empty-handed from there, he threatens Om Prakash with a tough revenge. Does Vijay Kumar get his driving license? Did Om Prakash really call the media, as he was suspected? What finally happens to the revenge of a superstar? To find out the answers to all of these questions, watch the film. 

The film's centre of attraction is actor Akshay Kumar, who has done justice to playing the role of a superstar with enormous stardom. His performance wowed the audience and compelled them to shake their legs to his iconic song Main Khiladi Tu Anari. On the other side, actor Emraan Hashmi has also impressed the audience with his mind-blowing performance in the role of a cop. Actresses like Diana Penty and Nushratt Bharuccha have given their best and, with their nice performances, made their presence felt. Apart from them, other artists like Abhimanyu Singh, Mahesh Thakur, and Meghna Malik, etc., have also done justice to their parts. 

Despite the fact that music does not play a significant role in the film, the music by Anu Malik, Tanishk Bagchi, Yo Yo Honey Singh, The PropheC, Lijo George-DJ Chetas, Vikram Montrose, Aditya Yadav, and Tarun is quite impressive. The iconic song "Main Khiladi Tu Anari" entertains the audience and enhances the beauty of the climax scene. 

Overall, this is one of the most entertaining films that keeps the audience engaged throughout. So, why wait? Go to your nearest movie theatre and watch it. 

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