POLICEGIRI, a remake of the Tamil action-blockbuster SAAMY, is yet another rehash of the now tiresome formula and it’s this film’s ridiculously uninventiveness that cripples it. It isn’t another film belonging to a culture-specific subgenre, it is a mere recreation of bits from several other films done rather dully.
Here’s a film with a hot-tempered and amusing villain played for the hundredth time by Prakash Raj, a quarter-baked romance subplot which has absolutely nothing to do with the plot (but hey, it does give rise to some hilariously tacky song sequences), some ridiculously unamusing one-liners and the perfuctory annoying pair of characters every Bollywood Masala film these days must have. The problem isn’t that it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, the problem is that it’s not done in a way we haven’t seen before. The film’s hero isn’t half as charismatic as required for a role of this kind and when he isn’t busy doing those awkwardly choreographed action sequences, he performs uber-cool deeds so brimming with patriotism that they’d make Manoj Kumar faint, like suspending his subordinate officers for six months for not ensuring that the tricolor is elevated to the flagpole’s full height.
It’s a mostly mundane fare.view less