Movie Review: Farhan Akhtar Starrer ‘Toofan’ Stopped a Bit Far from being Stormy

The pairing of Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar created an impact in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Here in 'Toofan', both of them have missed a bit.
Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar
Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar

'Toofan' is the story of dreams. No matter, how many sorrows and thunderstorms keep coming in life? There is also an injury on the alleged love jihad in the backdrop of boxing. There is a view of such a romantic world, which is rare in real life.

The pairing of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan created an impact in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Milkha Singh had also passed away recently. Here in 'Toofan', both of them have missed a bit in repeating that effect in its entirety.

Duration– 2 hours 41 minutes

Ratings– 2.5 star

Story of the film

Actually, a large part of the film has gone into boxing training and showing its world. Dongri's unclaimed Ajju Bhai (Farhan Akhtar) is buried under the favours of Don Jafar (Vijay Raj) working of recovery for Jafar. Boxing is a hobby. One day Dr Ananya (Mrunal Thakur) comes into Ajju's life. Ajju Bhai's life without a purpose becomes aimless. The veteran takes training in boxing from coach Narayan Prabhu (Paresh Rawal).

Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar
Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar

Good days are coming in his life that suddenly the issue of love jihad comes to the fore. A 'storm' comes into his life. Overall the story is like that. Around them, neither the best characters have been created nor interesting twists have been brought. Due to this, the film comes to a standstill. The actions of the characters are not multilayered.

Rakeysh Omprakash could not touch his own benchmark

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra himself has been adept at writing screenplays full of interesting twists and turns. 'Rang De Basanti' is an example of that. Here they have not been able to touch their own benchmark. Farhan Akhtar's hard work, his transformation, his tone are all visible. He has lived in Ajju. Mrunal has complemented well. Paresh Rawal has surprised again. The songs are meaningful and give momentum to the story. But overall there is tightness. Wish it had been worked on. It is titled 'Toofan', but it fails to be stormy.

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