• The film leaves a lot to be desired, but a star is re-born.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    The only reason to watch Simmba is Ranveer Singh. The actor is fully alive to the moment, knowing that he is working in a template, aware that he has to keep breaking out.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen
    Hindustan Times


    A relentless Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty ensure that this film is not just ahead of Ajay Devgn’s Singham but far superior to Salman Khan’s genre-defining Dabangg.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Film Companion


    The most disheartening part about Simmba is its bipolar pursuit of relevance. The setup was the film; there was no need to embrace the guileless-sermon path. Just letting Singh play the fool, without hindrance, might have finally lent credence to the Rohit Shetty School of non-storytelling.

  • Simmba- the film, undoubtedly, will benefit from this embrace and will add up to magical numbers, taking Ranveer Singh to the new stratosphere of stardom, where he clearly belongs.

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    Simmba boils down to yet another poorly pencilled script that tries to compensate it’s shortcomings with every other ludicrous means.

  • Simmba is a dhamaka from the start till the end. The cinematography is excellent. Shots establishing Simmba’s entry and the action sequences bring you much needed thrills.

  • Simmba is the kind of film that derides toxic masculinity while ill-advisedly celebrating unbridled virility as a necessary component of law enforcement. Instill fear in the hearts of the wrongdoers, Singham advises Simmba. And how, pray, do you do that? Simmba advocates throwing due process out the window and embracing another flagrant form of lawlessness. And that can only be dangerous.

  • Reza Noorani
    Reza Noorani
    Times Of India


    Simmba is a potboiler that you expect it to be, where the good surely outweighs the bad. There are enough paisa vasool moments including the cameo by the original Singham, Ajay Devgn. And it doesn’t end there. Shetty leaves you with a parting shot of another superstar already revealing the first look of his offering in 2019.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    DNA India


    Simmba is tried and tested 80s Bollywood formula.  But what the hell?  If redux songs can be a super hit, retelling formula, 1000-times-over can also be super fun.  Go for Simmba with a whistle and a packet of kurkure.  This is masala, just  ENJOY!

  • Samrudhi Gosh
    Samrudhi Gosh
    India Today


    No one does masala films like Rohit Shetty. But when he decides to infuse a moral lecture into the mix, that is where a film falters. Simmba suffers from the same curse.

  • All said and done, Simmba gives us a combo we could cherish forever. The energies of Rohit Shetty & Ranveer Singh just create a combinatorial explosion on screen. The best masala entertainer of the year & it’s for everyone out there. JUST WATCH IT!

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    SIMMBA is a sure-shot winner, no two opinions about it. This one will storm the boxoffice. 2018 is sure to conclude with a roar!

  • Ranveer Singh’s pizzazz is lost to a clichéd women’s rights saga that sidelines women…

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A street smart orphan realises that the corrupt cops have money and power, so he grows up to become one. Ranveer Singh crackles in the title role of Simmba and wins us over in this simple tale of bad cop turning into gold. Eminently watchable!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    Simmba is a perfect finish for Bollywood and movie goers. The film offers the most important aspect that cinema evolved for – ENTERTAINMENT, that too unlimited. Leave your logic and brains outside, might have a good time.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Anyone who has watched The Lion King, would first think of the cute little lion cub from the film when thinking of Simmba. Not anymore. Ranveer Singh is here to steal the name and also the roar. Simmba provides complete bang for your buck. But it will also make you rue all the years Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh have wasted without collaborating. And it will make you wish they come together again and soon. Simmba will ensure you end the year on a high. Watch it with your family and ideally in a single-screen theatre for the complete experience.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    Singham turns up, which should surprise no one. To hear Devgn grunt his lines is to become grateful all over again for Singh’s fleet presence, even if it’s weighed down by the cartoon violence and endless posturing that make Shetty such a popular, if critically reviled, director. As a late scene makes clear, the Shetty-verse isn’t done growing. But more than expanded universes, what commercial Hindi cinema needs right now is broadened world views.

  • IANS


    The film has ace technical values with excellent production values, brilliant cinematography, skilfully choreographed action sequences, fine editing and intensely dazzling background score. The songs mesh seamlessly into the narrative. They are melodious with catchy tunes and are well picturised.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Nothing woke about this problematic entertainer…

  • It’s ironical, and highly unforgivable, that a movie that attempts to empower women, doesn’t even give its female characters much to do, barring handing them token lines so their Simmba can play hero.

  • Ranveer Singh’s energy and flamboyance ensure that Simmba appears more engaging than it often is, and Ajay Devgn’s well-timed cameo rescues the film from being a write-off. Simbba is all about its male movie stars. Sara Ali Khan has fewer scenes than some of the other characters, including Siddharth Jadhav as a member of Simmba’s posse. The movie has no use for her Shagun – so much for being on the side of women.