Yes. She has done it again.
It was already a given that Kangana Ranaut was going to deliver a power-packed performance, but watching her acting her heart out as the uber cute, ultra dorky “Simran” is like watching butter sliding down hot toast- mesmerising!
As the title suggests, “Simran” is all about the amazingly talented Kangana Ranaut, who successfully keeps every eyeball in the hall glued to her throughout the film.
The only flaw in the movie lies with its lack of consistency.
The first half keeps you totally engaged, as you chuckle, giggle and snort at Ranaut’s antics. However, things go haywire in the second half.
Plot: Praful Patel (Kangana Ranaut) is a divorcee living in Georgia, United States with her parents and works in the housekeeping department of a hotel. However, there is another side to her seemingly innocuous character- thieving and gambling.
Before you know, one mishap leads to another and Praful’s life snowballs into a giant mess (expected at this point in the film)
Those among us who often find life taking control over our actions, whilst we sit back and watch it all go up in flames, will totally relate with “Simran”.
Simran leads a fairly drab life, as her father does not seem to think much of her, while her mother wants to see her daughter get settled in life.
Simran, however, has grand plans of her own. She wants to have her own apartment and escape her parent’s house.
As you keep watching one thing becomes obvious, Kangana has done her homework. She slips into the skin of her Gujarati role with apparent ease, reminding you of her “Tanu Weds Manu” days where she is a complete ‘Kanpuria’ right down to her abusive tongue.
Everything is fine until she switches gears into her gambling and theft mode. Praful becomes Simran, the name she adopts as a robber and that’s the point where the whole story starts losing its grip.
The second half struggles with the mood, tone, and story, distracting you from what the plot really is. Still, one manages to foresee the grave that Praful has dug for herself with her choices.
Eventually, the flat and predictable story line, inexplicable songs and finally the exhausting plot rains all over Ranaut’s impressive parade.
You may not find yourself rooting for Praful, but you will totally connect with her on different levels! Watch this film only for Kangana, as she flawlessly nails it. Again.