PLOT: Toofan tells the story of a boxer and the struggles he faces on his journey to get to the national-level competition.
Toofaan is a sports drama film written by Anjum Rajabali & Vijay Maurya and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film was premiered on 16th July 2021 on Amazon Prime Video (Runtime: 2 hrs 41 mins).
Farhan Akhtar as Aziz Ali/Toofaan aka Ajju Bhai
Paresh Rawal as Coach Nana Prabhu
Mrunal Thakur as Dr. Ananya Prabhu
Hussain Dalal as Munna
Dr. Mohan Agashe as Bala Uncle
Sonali Kulkarni as Sumati
Darshan Kumar as Dharmesh Patil
Supriya Pathak as Sister D’Souza
Imran Rashid as Mohsin
Deven Khote as Merchant
Arhan Chowdary as Parvez
Jatin Sapru as Commentator 1 at State Championship
RJ Anmol as Commentator 2 at State Championship
Akashdeep Sabir as Mallick
Gaganpreet Sharma as Prithvi Singh
Gauri Phulka as Myra
Vijay Raaz as Jafaar Bhai (Cameo)
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra as IBF Secretary (Cameo)
MOVIE REVIEW: Toofaan is another film about an athlete who has driven away from his passion at the peak of his career, later he grows a belly pouch and then prepares himself for a comeback for his love. The rise, the fall, and the rise of a sportsperson have been already witnessed in many Indian and Hollywood sports films.
The duo Farhan Akhtar and Rakesh Omprakash Mehra failed to create the impact as their last collaboration Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). The screenplay penned by Anjum Rajabali and Vijay Maurya is dragged with some unnecessary scenes. The second half of the film is a bit long drawn and could have been edited easily. There was a huge room for crisp editing where the writers use too many emotional scenes to keep the viewers engaged till the climax.
Despite the film being predictable, it deserves a one-time watch only for the outstanding performances by Paresh Rawal and Farhan Akhtar. Farhan Akhtar delivers a convincing performance as a boxer, his hard work for this role cannot be unnoticed. Paresh Rawal got a very well-written role and he has done complete justice to his character as Nana Prabhu. He dominates every scene that he is in. Mrunal Thakur has given a sweet and pleasing performance. Hussain Dalal, Supriya Pathak, Mohan Agashe, and Darshan Kumar are good in their supporting roles.
Vijay Maurya’s dialogues are good. The cinematography of the film needs a special mention for the boxing matches and training scenes. Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music fails to create the magic this time. Except for Todun Taak, no other song created any impact in the film.
Toofaan Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars (AVG)