Introduction to the review:
What do you expect from a medium budget film? Comedy, humor, songs, romance etc and what If you get something extra Content like, a never tried social awareness subject like Open dedication in entertaining and then turning social movement way along, obviously it is much more than what our ticket purchase deserves and that’s what has exactly happened with TEPK.
The film starts on a pacy note, looks a desi regional rom com and keeps a grin smile on your face throughout 50 minutes and then Content strikes. The film entertains Again in the 2nd half for another 40-50 minutes and again content strikes but loses that grip and impact created in previous 110 minutes. Akshay Kumar is in terrific form once again as an Actor as well as with his script sense. Bhumi is much more confident than her previous outing and delivers a power packed performance.
All Supporting actors have been more than useful. Music is Average still video songs never makes you bore especially ‘Has Mat Pagli‘ in the 1st half is completely situational and grippy, ‘Latth Mar‘ in the 2nd half is catchy. The cinematography is excellent, watch out for those Holi celebration scenes. Editing and Direction are done by the same man so I must talk about it in details.
Dear Shree Narayan Singh you were excellent as editor and director throughout 2 hours then why did you lose the tempo and impact in last 20-25 minutes. I mean there was no need to stretch the pretty much predictable climax with some Government promotional scenes. You missed a well-made Classic by your fault or may be you intentionally did it just to please the specific fan base of our government. Full marks to your Direction for first 2 hours. You worked on very small things which I see rarely in Bollywood except for Aamir or Hirani’s films. But it hurts when a Potential Classic ends up being just another Good Film.
Overall, TEPK is yet another Good film from Akshay Kumar. One who loves watching good films must admit that Akshay is having the Best script sense in Bollywood nowadays after Aamir Khan. He succeeds again to disappoint his haters. And he will succeed again to bring neutral people to theaters by ending recent dry spell at Box Office. As a whole, TEPK just doesn’t remain film, it becomes a Social Movement. And I salute makers for choosing a challenging and social script like this.
I’m surely gonna give it a repeat watch, most probably with Family this time. If you’re also tired of some crap films recently and want a Good film which offers you Comedy, Romance and above all, a Social awareness campaign then GO FOR IT, DO NOT MISS! Comparatively (Only Akki Films), TEPK is as Good as Rustom but not up to the level of Baby and JollyLLB2. I am giving 7/10* stars, those last 20 minutes surely deducted 1* star…