Initial release: 16 July 2021
- Farhan Akhtar as Aziz Ali (Toofaan) aka Ajju Bhai
- Paresh Rawal as Coach Narayan “Nana” Prabhu, Ananya’s father
- Mrunal Thakur as Dr. Ananya Prabhu, Aziz’s beloved and Nana’s daughter
- Sonali Kulkarni as Sumati Prabhu, Nana Prabhu’s wife (demise)
- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra as IBF Secretary
- Vijay Raaz as Jaffar Bhai (Special Appearance)
- Hussain Dalal as Munna
- Darshan Kumar as Dharmesh Patil (Special Appearance)
- Supriya Pathak as Sister D’Souza
- Mohan Agashe as Bala Kaka
Toofaan is a 2021 hindi sports drama movie streaming on Amazon prime video since 16 July, 2021. It is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar with Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles. In fact, this is the second collaboration between Akhtar and Mehra after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in 2013 which was a BLOCKBUSTER. This film received a variety of reviews from the film critics. Although, there is no doubt on acting skills of Farhan and they actually praised him for it.
Firstly, The plot of the movie is average. However, the story paces up later but film loses it’s momentum and it feels dragged because of it,s narrative. It’s everything or nothing for Farhan and he sticks to the plan this time around as well. His face off with renowned Indian boxers like Neeraj Goyat, Gaganpreet Sharma is captivating. The screenplay of the movie is average and does not make the film interesting at all instead makes it very predictive for the audience about the upcoming scenes.
The director of the film, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has tried to make a nice film. Initially, he sets up environment pretty well but even his execution is just mediocre as film progresses. Furthermore the dialogues of the film are decent. Overall, Toofan falls too short of the expectations. Major step-down from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as the film is presented in the same Biopic genre.
The cast of the movie is good. As far as the performances are concerned, Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal are excellent as always. Their chemistry looks good on the screen. Mrunal Thakur essays her role in an undramatic, earnest manner, but nevertheless, writing doesn’t do any justice to their characters.
Overall, Toofaan may not be the cyclone you may have expected it to be but it definitely has its thundering moments.
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