Actors becoming directors is not at all a new idea and we have already witnessed many such changes. We have Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor. Abhishek Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn and many more to the list. The fact associated with them is that they haven’t witnessed huge success expect one or two. Ajay Devgn is coming with his second directorial venture in the name of high budget action flick “Shivaay”. He also produced this movie having Reliance Entertainment as co-producers. Already trailers had created required curiosity among audience. It stars Sayyesha Saigal and Erika Kaar as female leads. Let’s see how it works on us as this movie is releasing today into theatres.
Shivaay (Ajay Devgn) is a mountaineer who also guides the tourist showing the mountains having high altitude treks. One one of these guiding session, he happens to meet Olga (Erika Kaar) and falls in love with her. She also happens to fall for him during an avalanche accident. When she is about to return to her place in Bulgaria, she finds that she is pregnant with Shivaay’s child and stays there until the child is born by the pressure of Shivaay and leaves after giving birth to Gaura (Abigail Eames). She finds out about her mother at a later point of time as she was told her mother is dead by Shivaay. Being pressurised by her, Shivaay and Gaura leaves to Bulgaria to find Olga. What happens after arriving in Bulgaria forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Ajay Devgn is fantastic as Shivaay and he is treat for his fans. He shined in action sequences and tried a lot to emote through his eyes. He is seen in almost each and every scene of the film. Erika Kaar is good but her Hindi is pathetic. Abigail Eames is fine as Gaura. Sayyesha Saigal is good and performed well in her debut film. Vir Das, Girish Karnad are fine. All other are good.
Shivaay is a story having multiple simple layers which has a lot of scope for action sequences. Screenplay is bad and dialogues are okay.
Songs composed by Mithoon are okay except for two songs. Background score is fine and Bolo Har Har song is mainly used a background score more than anyone can expect to have. Cinematography by Aseem Bajaj is fantastic. Visuals he shot of mountains and Bulgaria are breathtaking. Editing by Dharmendra Sharma is bad. He could have done a lot in saving this nearly 3 hours length film. Action sequences are composed fine. Production values are superb.
- Ajay Devgn as Shivaay
- Cinematography by Aseem Bajaj
- Numerable mountain trekking sequences
- Run Time
Ajay Devgn who is back in the form of director with this high budget action movie is waste of time. He focussed more on illogical and Rohit Shetty’s type of action sequences and less on story and its screenplay. Screenplay of the movie is hardly engaging except for the first 15-20 minutes. The number of mountain trekking sequences in this film are more than that of emotional sequences in the film. One of the greatest point of Shivaay is that it has logics which are hard to believe like in the sequence where Ajay Devgn jumps from more than 6000 foot mountain after being shouted by someone for help from below. This film has some good performances but it has no story to tighten those performances. The reason Erika Kaar falling in love with Shivaay is his tattoos, sounds funny right, yes, this movie has all those greatest sequences to entertain audience to the level that they might run away from theatres. To sum up, Shivaay is purely an Ajay Devgn film which has no story but fights for nearly three hours. Go watch if you have extra time to be wasted or if you are an Ajay Devgn fan.