Selfiee Review: Akshay Kumar is likely to break his streak of giving flops with this one. Audience will definitely love Selfiee for its unexpected drama, stargazing performances & engaging elements and as it’s a story of each & every fan it will be as relatable as much to the viewers.
After along time Bollywood is going to witness The Akshay Kumar classic with the likes of one of the best, Emraan Hashmi against him. Selfiee is the remake of 2019 Malayalam-language comedy-drama Driving License.
Selfiee is the story of a die heart fan, RTO Sub-inspector, Om Prakash Aggarwal (Emraan Hashmi) who lives a very normal life with his school going son & wife Minty Aggarwal (Nushrratt Bharuccha) watching films of his hero, his inspiration Vijay Kumar (Akshay Kumar) megastar in the country in both the film and reality.
The story starts in Bhopal with Vijay Kumar’s newly released film, ‘Don’t Angry Me’ in theatres, houseful shows with innumerable fans outside the theatre just to watch him on the screen & Om Prakash Aggarwal with his son is one of them. Director makes us learn the power of Vijay Kumar in the first scene itself cut to the very next scene where Om Prakash Aggarwal came to know that Vijay Kumar is coming to Bhopal for the shooting of his next film.
Om Prakash doesn’t waste time and like thousands of fans he goes to welcome his superstar, Vijay Kumar where he is landing. For the first time Om Prakash gets to see him but now he wants just a selfie with him which obviously he doesn’t get. No but it’s not where the actual movie starts! Later when Vijay Kumar gets busy in the shoot schedules in Bhopal, producer of his film asks him to submit his driving license to get access to the shoot locations in Army regiments.
Now it sounds very dramatic reason that megastar Vijay Kumar does not have a driving license as it is misplaced, they applied for the renewal but the renewal is not possible as the papers got burned into the fire broke down in the RTO. Even if this story sounds dramatic somewhere its very relatable to the normal people, the common man of the country and this part of Selfiee gets traction that it relates every bit of movie to each & everyone even if its about the celebrity or common man.
And for the obvious reasons Vijay Kumar has to get the license on urgent basis thus he goes to his die heart fan Om Prakash Aggarwal and this is where the war between a celebrity & his mega fan starts.
Akshay Kumar in the movie has played brilliantly as if sometimes it looks like he’s playing himself in the movie, the character is shown as punctual, witty, very natural & emotional as well, it’s all nothing but the Akshay Kumar. While Emraan Hashmi has fought extremely well, he plays so well that while watching the film viewers may feel bad when he’s losing the war, he controls the movie so well which is not common in Bollywood films where only people with high powers control the movie.
Diana Penty playing wife of Vijay Kumar plays descent supporting role. She understands well how a wife of Superstar of Bollywood should be and acts accordingly, her character all over seems like just for the sake of story building as it does not add anything else to the film, similarly, Minti Aggarwal by Nushrratt Bharuccha doesn’t give much to the audience. Though Minti sounds very relatable and plays perfect desi wife and mother, almost all of her scenes are either comedy or dramatic and all of them are delight to watch.
Director Raj Mehta has think of the film in all the possible perspective and has given everything to it, the film also shows many realistic patterns in Bollywood & gossips around it, from boycotting films to producer’s bankruptcy. While songs & music is as best as the actors and story whereas dialogues too are far better than the original one, Driving License.
Akshay Kumar is likely to break his streak of giving flops with this one. Audience will definitely love Selfiee for its unexpected drama, stargazing performances & engaging elements and as it’s a story of each & every fan it will be as relatable as much to the viewers.