Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames, Vir Das, Girish Karnad, Saurabh Shukla
Director: Ajay Devgn
Genre: Action, Thriller
Set against the Himalayan backdrop, Shivaay (Ajay) is one ordinary but adventurous trekker, who leads a normal life. Helping arming in lost-and-found missions, going on trekking with tourists and flirting with hot chicks, Olga (Erika Kaar) in particular! They fall in love, and cut to scene- there is a mute baby named Gaura (Abigail), whom Olga abandoned right after her birth.
Shivaay’ world had a major thunderstorm when his daughter finds out the letter her mother left, explaining how she left her. From there, the father- daughter duo starts off for an adventurous journey to Bulgaria and overcoming every obstacle.
A plus point: One of the longest climaxes in 2016, a subplot regarding child trafficking acts as a catalyst.
- Stunning and breath-taking visuals after a long time.
- The emotional connect has worked for Ajay in Shivaay.
- Ajay Devgn has come a long way from standing on two moving bikes to thrusting icy kicks on snow-capped mountains. His acting is commendable, and portrays a sense of inflicting pain, exactly what is required.
- The cinematography professional Aseem Bajaj has done justice to the feel of the movie, and has managed to make the film look big and enormous in every frame.
- Abigail is a natural, and completely wraps the audience with her cute charms. Her scenes with Ajay are one of the most adorable scenes, and really strike a heart-felt chord.
- Action sequences shot under VFX on snowy mountains are tremendous, intense and tempting at times.
- Sayyesha marks a decent debut, and delivers a commendable performance.
- The big car chase sequence in the first half is the heart of the movie, actually giving you some real-time adrenaline rush!
- A comic relief, Vir Das is superb with his timing and is one big delight.
- The face of the movie, Erika has played her character with immense intensity, but her accent is a bit weak and at some place forced.
- “Bolo Har Har”, “Darkhaast” are currently ruling the chart-busters with theyr peppy beats and high tunes!
- Amidst the struggle to keep up, Ajay loses his charm when some mindless actions start popping up.
- Some stunt scenes are not refined and badly choreographed.
- Second half drags itself to an endless struggle, which at a point becomes monotonous.
- Somewhere to make the movie look enormous, editors forgot to chop off some irrelevant and melodramatic scenes.
- Veteran and talented actors Saurabh Shukla and Girish Karnad have been under-utilized.
Shivaay is an Ajay Devgn movie all the way with some spectacular shots, heart-felt acting and loopholes. Either or not you are an AD Fan, go watch the movie!!!