Fighter (2024)

Written by Ritesh Mohapatra on January 25, 2024

Fighter is Sid Anand's yet another cinematic triumph balancing emotions, action & drama, led by a diligent Hrithik Roshan

My Score : 86/100

In the landscape of modern commercial filmmaking, few directors manage to strike a balance between emotion, action, and drama. Siddharth Anand, with his latest venture Fighter, not only meets this challenge but does so with flying colors. Gripping from the start, it offers a rollercoaster of drama, deep emotion, and pulsating aerial action, enticing dog fights all resulting in an experience crafted for big screens. While patriotic elements are skillfully incorporated, the film celebrates friendship and confronts the weight of the past, providing nuanced character portrayals and their dynamics. The strong emotional arc, supported by stellar performances, especially by Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor, leaves a lasting impact. The thrilling screenplay, excellent a and some cheesy dialogues in addition to spectacular VFX enhance key scenes, making Fighter a must-watch cinematic triumph under Anand's proven and evolved directorial prowess.

Balanced Mastery: Fighter, directed by Siddharth Anand, excels in modern commercial filmmaking by skillfully balancing emotion, action, and drama. Yes it has cheesy dialogues , some melodramatic scenes and forced humour at places but the overall product is far more captivating and hence overshadows minor hiccups

Cinematic Rollercoaster: The film grips audiences from the start, offering a thrilling rollercoaster of high drama, deep emotion, and pulsating aerial action, urging a big-screen experience. The VFX is excellent barring the climatic moments.

Nuanced Storytelling: Fighter sets itself apart with a rich tapestry of storytelling, seamlessly weaving patriotic elements, friendship celebration, and confronting the heavy baggage of the past. The character arcs of Hrithik, Deepika and Anil come to a full circle leaving you overwhelmed with a rewarding satisfaction.

Emotional Impact: A standout feature is the film's strong emotional arc, supported by stellar performances, particularly Hrithik Roshan scorching eyes and his excellent screen presence. He is charming, vulnerable, helpless, revengeful and sarcastic all in a single film. He is just too good. Anil Kapoor and his tensed chemistry with HR is worth watching where Anil dominates. Deepika Padukone, leaving a lasting impact on audiences with her appropriate role.

Directorial Triumph: Fighter stands as a testament to Siddharth Anand's directorial skills, executing a tough film superbly with a perfect blend of action, drama, emotions, scale, and sweet humor, making it a must-watch cinematic experience. He focuses on passing message from time to time in the film that the war is with terrorism and not a particular country. He has evolved brilliantly and his bond with HR shows how deeply he admires the actor and vice versa. Mass with Class shining bright along with Hrithik’s masterclass.

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