Policegiri is a remake of Saamy, and it is most certainly not a hoot. It is a terrible film, with none of the Tamil original's sense of fun, trying to boost a star who looks well past his sell-by date. There is not one thing about this film that is worthy of being watched.
Policegiri meets with the prerequisites of the 'tired' and tested genre. Remake a South film. Overdo the action. Have a police protagonist. But for a genre that demands a topless torso, a paunchy protagonist is visibly misfit.
A song in the film goes like, 'Munna stud hai, aisi smile hai, jhappi dene ka public ka karta mood hai.' Well, not exactly.
For a film that is as spectacularly dumb, Policegiri makes far too much noise. The actors holler at the top of their voices, the action sequences are mind-numbingly silly, the background score can pierce through any cotton-wool shield, and the storyline is all sound and fury, and little else.
Bollywood's fixation for formulaic cop films with south sensibility continues and if you don't have an issue with it, you certainly won't mind watching Policegiri.
It is all fun to watch-loud, rumbustious, over the top, ear-splitting fun provided you are a Singham-Dabangg aficionado, and a Sanjay Dutt fan.
On the whole, POLICEGIRI is aimed at the single screen audience mainly.
I’m sure Sanjay Dutt doesn’t want such films as a part of his legacy. So for the love of god and movies, he should say no to such proposals in the future. He should stick to Gandhigiri and not policegiri.
For those who like to hear cracking of bones, watch computer-generated stunts and exaggerated violence on the big screen, 'Policegiri' might come across as a staple diet.
Veteran Om Puri also makes a fleeting appearance, but tickles us amply but not enough to make us want to watch this movie.Take our cue...run, before it’s too late.
Plots with threadbare logic rely too much on larger-than-life heroics to draw its target audience in. But none of Dutt’s swagger is blustering enough to put up with a film as deafening, dowdy and drudging as Policegiri.
Dabangg is now officially a genre. Overall the objective of the genre is to show a common, "honest" policeman as a superhero. If with one stomp of the boot, Baba can make cars fly, can Krrish do anything more impressive?