Review of the movie Selfiee: When you first start watching Raj Mehta’s newest movie Selfiee, you feel like you’ve seen it before. This humorous thriller stars Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi. Which emphasizes the poisonous bond that Indian celebrities, fans, and the media have. Selfiee is well-known to viewers of the recently released Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat starrer. An Action Hero as well as those who have seen the original Malayalam version of the movie, Driving License (2022). In contrast to Avinash Iyer’s darker and more sinister film, Raj Mehta’s Selfie keeps the plot lighthearted. It’s easy in an effort to appeal to a wide audience.
Akshay Kumar, Imran Hashmi, and their ego issues
Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi square up as Selfiee’s main characters in a cerebral conflict. One portrays a continuation of himself, while the other stands in for the supporters who help an actor become a star. Despite solid performances from the two actors. The end outcome falls short of expectations.
The subject of a common man’s rigidity versus a superstar’s clout could have been beautifully told on screen, but instead, the writers adopt the traditional masala entertainer tropes. The end outcome is mediocre.
The plot of the Akshay Kumar starrer Selfiee
Akshay Kumar portrays the legendary Vijay Kumar, who is now filming his upcoming movie in the central Indian city of Bhopal. He needs to get the producer’s approval for a shoot during a vital scene. Thus he must have a valid driver’s license. Of course, Vijay doesn’t possess one. To speed things up, the regional Road Transport Office (RTO) inspector Om Prakash Aggarwal (Emraan Hashmi) is called.
Aggarwal, who is a fan of the celebrity himself, agrees to assist on the condition that he can take a selfie with the star. His son before giving the latter the coveted license. Vijay quickly agrees to take part in the five-minute task. But things go wrong right before the deadline, resulting in an ego clash between the two guys. And of course, the license is nowhere to be found.
Remake of a Malayalam movie
Selfie, with a screenplay by Rishabh Sharma and a narrative by the late Malayalam author Sachi, get off to a good start and features Akshay Kumar in all his magnificence. One can tell that the filmmakers went to great lengths to make it the classic Akshay Kumar blockbuster.
The plot is meta; Kumar is a well-known actor who appreciates his supporters and admirers and does not want to offend them. Kumar is taking on the part of himself. Hashmi, on the other hand, portrays a small-town inspector who is pleased and happy in his profession while being aware of his limited abilities. The plot has a lot of potential on paper, but it falls short in practice.
Selfiee isn’t as awful as some of Kumar’s other recent movies, to be fair. A very bad script is slightly saved by Kumar’s sincere performance, along with that of Hasmi and actor Mahesh Thakur, but the writing never fully realizes the potential of a strong narrative, giving the impression of a half-hearted effort.
Selfiee lacks the components that make for a traditional Akshay Kumar paisa vasool movie, which may be due to audience fatigue with the actor’s films in general or the fact that the filmmakers did not go above and beyond to showcase Kumar’s talent.