Tadap: 2021 Bollywood Romantic Action Drama

Tadap: 2021 Bollywood Romantic Action Drama

Movie Name: Tadap
Directed by: Milan Luthria
Starring: Ahan Shetty, Tara Sutaria, Saurabh Shukla, Kumud Mishra, Sumit Gulati
Genre: ActionThrillerRomance
Release Date: 03 December, 2021
Running Time: 160 Minutes
Rating: 

A remake of the 2018 South Indian film RX 100

Tadap is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic action drama film directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios. A remake of the Telugu film RX 100 (2018), the film stars debutant Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria. The film is scheduled to be released theatrically on 3 December 2021.

Premise:

Based in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Ishana meets foreign returned Ramisa. As their passionate romance brews, Ishana falls madly in love with her, but things turned out differently when the time comes to disclose the affair to their elders, the couple gets separated through a very shocking twist. Just like the plot, Ishana is lost when he thinks the elders refuse his love with Ramisa. He becomes hyper aggressive.

When things seem almost overwhelming in their finality, how he copes with it forms the soul of this incredible, spectacularly run of the mill, love story…

Production:

In March 2019, Sajid Nadiadwala announced the remake of the 2018 Telugu film RX 100 with debutant Ahan Shetty, son of actor Suniel Shetty. Tara Sutaria was cast opposite him to play the lead. The director Milan Luthria told that the plot is intriguing and it is a love saga. In a statement, he said, “It’s a stark love story, with both the leads having strong parts. I have seen Tara and Ahan perform together during the rehearsal workshops and they have immense chemistry.”

The principal photography began on 22 April 2019 in the Central Plaza theatre in the South Mumbai. Major portion of the film was shot in Mumbai and Mussoorie. The film was wrapped up on 10 March 2021, with Shetty writing, “It’s a wrap on my first film! Going to hold on to these memories forever”.

Tadap Movie Trailer:

Tadap Movie Review:

A heroic entry on a motorbike driving through hills, a song in the background, a joint being rolled and a few closeup shots of a rugged man. Before we see Ahan Shetty’s face on screen, we see his punch breaking the door, making a debut in style. Launching a starkid isn’t a simple affair, and that’s why there has been much anticipation and expectations from Tadap. It marks Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan’s acting debut. A remake of the 2018 Telugu film, RX 100, which was based on a real incident, Milan Luthria’s directorial Tadap serves you raw action laced with heavyweight dialogues, old-school romance, passion, deceit, bloodshed and a few poetic lines to add a tinge of humour.

On the onset, Tadap looks like a conventional love story set in Mussoorie, between a man with limited means Ishaana (Ahan), who falls in love with a rich girl Ramisha (Tara Sutaria). She is forcefully married to a London businessman by her politician father (played by Kumud Mishra). But, there’s a lot more to the story than what meets the eye.

Ahan Shetty and his character arch leaves a long impression. As a young, angry action hero, he makes an intense and impressive debut. With a strong screen presence, he owns every frame from the very first scene. Luthria makes it very clear with the very first action sequence that the main intention behind Tadap is to give Ahan ample space and an open canvas to play with and show his acting prowess. There’s rage, aggression, violence, passion, love, betrayal and all sorts of emotions that his character portrays. There clearly is no restraint when it comes to to letting Ahan channelise his strength. His dialogue delivery, however, definitely leaves room for improvement. And it won’t be wrong to say that in a couple of scenes, he gives you strong flashes of his father.

Paired opposite Ahan in Tadap is Tara Sutaria, who looks gorgeous onscreen in scenes of romance or heartbreak. They share a sizzling and intense chemistry. Tara’s character could have had been afforded more depth and dimension to make it more convincing to watch. Saurabh Shukla, who the entire town refers to as Daddy, is charming and lends a strong support to the script, playing Ahan’s father figure.

The first half of the film takes its own sweet time to build the narrative with some sluggish flashback sequences. The second half, however, picks up pace without delving on unimportant matters. The plot unfolds with twists and turns unraveling at a rocket-speed, and with each scene you are drawn more towards the characters and their stories.

After this intriguing and captivating build-up, I really expected the climax to hit it out of the park but it left me rather disappointed. It seems incomplete, half-hearted and just not in sync with the narrative. Based on what happened in Siva’s life (whose life the original story is based on), writer Rajat Arora (who has also written the screenplay and dialogues) chose to stick to exactly that and not take any creative liberty, whatsoever. Had he thought through the plot and come up with a better and more satisfying climax, Tadap could have been a sure shot winner. In fact, seeing Luthria and Arora stick to some really stale cliches and tropes made me wonder why they didn’t even bother to improvise. In all honesty, the whole storyline was predictable to the core.

Tadap’s background score, Pritam’s music and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics aren’t something you’d easily forget. Tumse Bhi Zyada can easily become the new love anthem while Tu Mera Ho Gaya Hai is a beautiful hummable romantic track. Hoye Ishq Na turns out to be the perfect heartbreak song and Tere Siva Jag Mein stays with you for its peppy tune.

A true-blue commercial potboiler and having no qualms about it, Tadap, to a large extent, satisfies the cinema goer inside you and at the same time, leaves you asking for more. With convincing performances, bearable storyline and most importantly a promising debut by Ahan, it’s surely worth a watch.

Tadap Movie Songs:

Song Title: Tumse Bhi Zyada
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Music Composer: Pritam
Singer(s): Arijit Singh

Song Title: Tere Siva Jag Mein
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Music Composer: Pritam
Singer(s): Pritam, Shilpa Rao, Darshan Raval, Charan

Song Title: Tu Mera Hogaya Hai
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Music Composer: Pritam
Singer(s): Jubin Nautiyal

Song Title: Hoye Ishq Na
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Music Composer: Pritam
Singer(s): B Praak

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