From Astitva to his latest release The Power, filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar has always treated us with many interesting stories. While his every film and style of storytelling has impressed the audience, Manjrekar’s latest release The Power has left an incredible mark on Indian Cinema, changing the way we perceived gangster dramas. Though the film has a dark side of the underworld and a revenge story at its heart, the epic story of romance it essays makes it a heart-melting watch.
The seminal reason behind the film’s major impact can be attributed to its underlying themes of glory, failed dreams, etc. The Power has been deemed to be the modern Godfather of Indian Cinema with its accurate representation of the ‘gangster’ genre. While the masses are appreciating this Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan starrer, here’s how the critics appreciated the flick.
Different From The Godfather (‘Scroll.In’)
While everyone was drawing parallels between the classic The Godfather and The Power, Scroll.In cited the reasons that set The Power apart from The Godfather. Though both these stories portray gang wars, it is “Vidyut’s eye-popping stunts” that serve as another treat for the viewers.
Interesting Gangster Drama (Latestly)
Latestly highlighted the Vidyut Jammwal starrer The Power as an “engaging” watch and also appreciated Jisshu Sengupta and Mahesh Manjrekar’s memorable performances in the film. The critic here highlighted how the performances made The Power an intriguing watch.
A Promising Prologue (Firstpost)
“The Power essayed a woman’s transformation from devoted daughter and girlfriend to revenge-seeking, gun-wielding gangster,” writes Firstpost. Highlighting top-notch performances and engaging gang war, the critic hailed the film’s “promising prologue”.
Vidyut Is Top-Notch (Times Of India)
Appreciating Mahesh Manjrekar’s style of crafting a gangster drama, TOI hailed the film’s intriguing plot. Describing it as “a cold war between the party in power and the ones waiting to dethrone them,” the critic mentioned Vidyut’s “top-notch performance” to be the major highlight of the flick.
Ample Twists And Turns (Republic World)
The Republic World defined The Power as an interesting storyline filled with “ample twists and turns”. “Displaying his athletic skills, Vidyut essays a more complex character in The Power,” the critic wrote. It further adds how the film rightly blends a budding revenge saga in the world of crime which makes it an interesting watch.
So, these were some of the interesting takes by critics as they appreciated Mahesh Manjrekar’s The Power. The film is well received by the masses as they are hailing it as one of the finest gangster dramas released in the last couple of years.
The Power is now streaming exclusively on ZEE5.