Though he has played a playboy, a conman, a goon, and of course, two historical figures, Ranveer Singh has never played a complete masala hero that has been a forte of Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. That ends with Simmba, the actor's second release of the year after the monster hit, Padmaavat. Simmba also marks his first collaboration with Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty, the former being the producer and the latter being the director. Simmba is also the second film of Sara Ali Khan, who is making her big screen debut with Kedarnath. Sara Ali Khan’s Role Model Is Sridevi, Says She Took Cues from Her Dance Numbers While Shooting for Simmba – Watch Video.
If you are not aware of this, Simmba is the official remake of Telugu film, Temper, with Ranveer playing a corrupt cop working for a powerful man, played by Sonu Sood. But Rohit Shetty has smartly incorporated some major changes to make it more Bollywood friendly. For one, it is set in the same universe as Rohit Shetty's Singham series with Ajay Devgn's Bajirao Singham playing a major influence (also ruining a spoiler-ish cameo). Work First! Ranveer Singh Dubs for Simmba amidst Wedding Reception Preparations - View Pic.
Watch the trailer of Simmba here -
Then the drug angle from the original film is replaced by the rape of a woman close to the protagonist. Singham influence is quite evident in the dialogues and the action scenes, and also how little the female lead, matters into things. Also, why did you really need to show off Devgn's cameo in the first trailer itself? Are you not really confident about pulling power of your leading man? Well, the background score is quite good. Simmba Controversy: Notice Sent to Ranveer Singh’s Filmmakers for Infringing the Trademark of a Beverage Company.
Simmba is all set to release on December 28, a week after Shah Rukh Khan's Zero, which is releasing on December 21. So what did you think of the Simmba trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.