Simran, director Hansal Mehta tells me, is inspired by a spate of somewhat run-of-the-mill real-life bank robberies in the USA in recent years, including the most prominent of the lot: the drama surrounding the woman who came to be known as America's Bombshell Bandit, a young, glamorous Punjabi Sikh nurse called Sandeep Kaur who robbed a string of banks over a five-week period in the summer of 2014, before being arrested by the police following a high-speed highway auto chase.
Shot like sunshines by Anuj Rakesh Dhawan and ornamented with soothing music by Sachin-Jigar, the film's production values won't let you down.
The Queen of Bollywood Kangana is back now with another film "Simran".
Responding to this, Ranaut said in an interview with Times Of India, "Most people expect me to be like, now that you're promoting, just stick to your business". And yet, she brings a freshness to a "been there, done that character" with her brilliant performance. One stellar scene sees Kangana on the rooftop of a hotel overlooking the glitzy city enjoying a glass of champagne on her own - right after she refuses to have sex with a man she hooks up with, for not using protection. In order to support such flaws of her character, she chooses the life of crime. That happens also to be the least disappointing way to consume this film: go watch a good performance and get the rest of the film for free.
Some critics are also of the opinion that Simran is an extension of Kangana Ranaut's super hit blockbuster, Queen, that changed her career graph completely.
The popular actress got arrested for taking money for a film and later not acting in it. It is not that our screens are getting affected because of them or vice versa.
In a bid to get away from the squabbles at home and to defy her parents, she accompanies her rich cousin on a trip to Vegas. But in a ridiculous sequence, she willingly nearly sleeps with an American stranger for money, and then refuses at the last moment because he is not using protection! The filmmaker doesn't even have another noteworthy star on celluloid to share the limelight.
The heartbeat of this project is Ranaut, and she justifies every single frame composed around her. Like I've said no to 300-crore films. "If you consider these aspects and the positive word of mouth, Simran will make a decent buck", Akshaye added. It is probably a symbol - like DDLJ's Simran, may be this name can set Praful free.
Simran begins well but is soon taken over by its chaos. There is drama, comedy, romance, an emotional story and coming of age tale, all rolled into one.
Praful's desperation leaves us unapologetic towards her and we do not feel sorry instead it agitates us because of her dire needs and step after step wrong decisions.
The National Award-winning actress was present here at the Jagran Cinema Summit on Friday.
All eyes are on Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's latest film collections. It is such a relief to see a Hindi film set in a Western country that is not packed with bad foreign extras - each actor here has been chosen with care.