Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Ashutosh Rana, Sonu Sood, Ajay Devgn

Director: Rohit Shetty

Movies are not fruits or cakes and ideally they shouldn’t be discussed in terms of “this half” and “that half”. But that’s especially difficult when writers and filmmakers treat the interval as an excuse to shift gears completely. Like “Simmba”, directed by Rohit Shetty, which, frankly, is two films for the price of one. Honestly one of those I wouldn’t pay to see anyway.

The first half of “Simmba” is a sporadically enjoyable comedy. Ranveer Singh announces his arrival as a bonafide ‘mass hero’ with the kind of entry until now reserved for the Khans, Devgans, and Kumars. In slow motion, he chases a bunch of goons through a dhobi ghat, background score swelling, water splashing, and brightly coloured clothes flapping as he lands kicks and punches that sends them flying.