Farhan Akhtar starrer ‘Toofaan’ was released on Amazon Prime on July 16. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film follows the journey of a Mumbai thug Aziz Ali, played by Farhan who rises to the top as a boxing champion.
The film has won hearts with its captivating screenplay. The boxing scenes in the film are well choreographed. Farhan Akhtar has swayed the audience and critiques equally with his acting skills. The complex character of coach Narayan Prabhu played by Paresh Rawal is marvelous. Besides the story and acting, the overall execution of the film by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is what makes the film extraordinary and inspirational.
Film director Ashutosh Gowariker has compared the film with the western cinema of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.
FOR ME, all this while, the cinematic textbook of Boxing was #RagingBull Scorsese and De Niro.— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) July 16, 2021
Now it is #Toofan Rakeysh and Farhan!
Absolutely a BRILLIANT film!! @RakeyshOmMehra has delivered an INSPIRING film which bridges the religious divide. pic.twitter.com/DQQUeUIYmj
The film has stirred a debate on love jihad which is a major theme in the film.
As per @HindustanTimes, #LoveJihad is a theme in #Toofan.— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) July 16, 2021
Paresh Rawal plays a Hindu bigot who hates his daughter because she's in love with Aziz Ali.
But the film has avoided the core issue: Why a change of religion is needed to marry the person you love?https://t.co/4RwlZYz2b3 pic.twitter.com/gVX5bBuvTs
‘Toofaan’ is being compared to Mehra’s previous blockbusters such as ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The comparison led to mixed reviews by viewers and critics and only time will tell if the film will surpass the expectations.
The netizens gave mixed reviews to the film:
#Toofaan is an entertainer that exceeds expectations. @RakeyshOmMehra unfolds the film like an epic which goes beyond the conventional and integrates a love story well into the boxing drama. @FarOutAkhtar excels in this excruciating role and delivers his best performance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/PPc14kkGAK— #TutejaTalks (@Tutejajoginder) July 16, 2021
#Toofan has a predictable story and clichéd narration with uninspiring music. Farhan Akhtar is a beast when it comes to his physique and performance, does his job pretty well alongside Paresh Rawal. The film just lacks a punch in its writing. Average!— ???????????????????????????????? (@ppwrites) July 15, 2021
Watched #Toofaan on #AmazonPrime its just an average movie,ek baar dekh sakte hai but Magic of @FarOutAkhtar & @RakeyshOmMehra is missing also some of the feel & presentation is inspired from the movie #Sultan ,Music is okay???? It's good movie as overall package.#movies #Indian pic.twitter.com/ZNRBVDvnUu— SUMIT ROY (@mr_july_1207) July 16, 2021
Watch the trailer here: