Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 01/06/2018
  • Genre              : Action, Drama
  • Cast                   : Harshavardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Nishikant Kamat
  • Director          : Vikramaditya Motwane
  • Duration         : 2 hours 35 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

Director Vikramaditya Motwane has proven his capability time and again. With films like Lootera, Udaan and Trapped in his filmography, one can expect his latest venture, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero to deliver as well. It is the second time that Harshvardhan Kapoor will be appearing on the silver screen after his debut in Mirziya. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero isn’t a caped crusader ripped off from most of the comic books we know, but his steely resolve and conscience make him relatable.

The movie is a vigilante one that is set in Mumbai. He can’t fly or swing from rooftops. He doesn’t have a million dollar armoured suit with fancy gadgets. But, he’s our very own homegrown superhero played by Harshvardhan Kapoor, a simple man made of flesh and bones, with a bleeding heart. He discovers he’s destined to become a vigilante when one of his friends gets killed while trying to reveal a corrupt plot at the hands of a local politician, played by Nishikant Kamat.

The movie draws inspiration from international counterparts but manages to infuse with motivations and a backstory that’s compelling. Harshvardhan Kapoor shows growth as an actor in his second outing, but what stands out is the supporting cast. Priyanshu Painyuli deserves a special mention as the most impactful performance in this film. Gorgeous camerawork and excellent editing allow you to take in all the action. Vikramaditya Motwane’s take on the superhero genre is worth a look.