Antim: The Final Truth
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
Cast: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Mahima Makwana
It would be fair to say that Aayush Sharma once again owes his career to Salman Khan. The official remake of Marathi film Mulshi Pattern, the story set in Pune has every aspect of a typical Salman Khan Movies. From slow motion fights to slow motion entries and subtle yet powerful punch lines, Salman Khan carries this film on his shoulder. Aayush Sharma impresses in a few action sequences as well, but lacks the swag required to play the character.
Aayush plays Rahul, who is at the center of the story and his background really reminds you of Sanjay Dutt, and the same thing doesn’t work for Aayush, as he doesn’t do what is expected. The story throws light on strong socio-political issues like land grabbing, peasant struggles, political power games, and more. Apart from Salman and Aayush, Sachin Khedekar, Mahesh Manjrekar and Upendra Limaye play important roles as supporting actors.
Coming to the action sequences, there are some innovative and good action sequences which have been shot well and there are enough slow motion shots for Salman Khan fans. In terms of action, the highlight sequence should be the one where Salman confronts Aayush. As one might expect, Salman, of course, pins Aayush. Ironically, this scene is self explanatory and shows how Salman is the master of the film.
Coming to Mahima Makwana, one will really be impressed by her performance, but unfortunately her on-screen chemistry with Aayush doesn’t really impress through the film. Another aspect about Aayush that can be seen through the film is his style of delivering the dialogues. Aayush tries really hard to deliver punch lines but his dull style with eyebrows and an expressionless face is disappointing and doesn’t impress at all.
Varun Dhawan makes a guest appearance towards the climax with his performance in the song Vighnahartha. Ironically, just like in reality, the climax of the last is also set with the Ganpati aarti. With a scintillating background score, slow-motion action sequences and a slew of slow motion entries from Salman Khan, the final is entirely made for Salman’s fans. Overall, though the script is strong, the casting could have been better with Salman Khan somewhere.