Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited ‘Jawan‘ film, though covers various social issues and makes a political statement, at the end is a mass action entertainer which tries to include everything in its screenplay. There is nationalism, father-son sentiment, a little bit of romance, mother-daughter sentiment and loads of action along with social issues.
The film starts off well with interesting sequences and twists but after a point becomes monotonous. Though writer-director Atlee has done a wonderful job of holding the film together with various stories and flashbacks, the impact is reduced during the climax because of the same reason. Also, the wow factor is clearly missing post-interval.
Shah Rukh Khan is once again in top form performing various roles with ease. This film is not a super stylish film like Pathaan, still, Shah Rukh has managed to carry himself excellently in all the challenging roles given to him by director Atlee.
Nayanthara has got a well-written role and she has given a power-packed performance. Vijay Sethupathi in a negative character shines and is terrifying on screen. Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover and others have acted well.
Background music by Anirudh is awesome but a chartbuster song is clearly missing which would have helped this film like Pathaan. Cinematography and production values are top-rated.
Overall this is not a typical masala stylish film like Pathaan and others. It’s a thought-provoking film with all the ingredients of a mass film. Once watchable though don’t expect an extraordinary cinematic experience.