Bholaa Review: Ajay Devgn Returns With Larger Than Life Action

StarcastAjay Devgn, Tabu, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, and Gajraj Rao
DirectorAjay Devgn
Kiddaan Rating

With Bholaa, Ajay Devgn reprised his role as director after Runway 34. The movie is a remake of Kaithi, a huge success in Tamil cinema, by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film also features Tabu, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, and Gajraj Rao in important roles. Ajay Devgn once again ensures that he brings larger-than-life actions to the screen.


Bholaa narrates the story of a night when ex-con man Devgn (Bholaa), a recently released prisoner, is waiting to see his daughter for the first time in ten years. However, when IPS Diana Joseph (Tabu) invites him to drive a truck full of forty unconscious police officers who were the victims of a conspiracy at a senior officer’s farewell party, his journey becomes quite challenging. 

In parallel, the Sika Gang, led by Ashwathama, also known as Ashu (Deepak Dobriyal), and his elder brother Nithari, is a drug mafia that will go to any lengths to reclaim the cocaine Diana has seized and imprisoned. They send out a number of gangs to kill the truck’s police officers and capture Diana, but Bholaa converts into an unstoppable force and fights them all. 

The film concludes on a ‘to be continued’ note and a cliffhanger in the climax. As the movie moves rapidly, it takes time to absorb each action sequence before the next one is shown. 

The action scenes in a steady progression don’t seem disconnected bits of a riddle; however, they are keenly positioned to keep the fervor high. Aseem Bajaj’s cinematography has a ton to do. The film is shot entirely at night and mostly dark, highlighting the graphics.

Acting and performances

Bholaa, played by Ajay Devgn, is a silent hero who uses his usual “mode of communication,” his eyes, to talk to the audience. He does not have any heroic one-liners to win over the audience.

Ashwathama by Deepak Dobriyal has great quirks, and despite doing all kinds of crazy things (like killing someone while dancing on an item track), he never gets crazy enough to make it a cringe. With how he dresses and speaks, Gajraj Rao is almost unrecognizable, and he does his best. 

Tabu plays a cop once more with Ajay Devgn in the lead role, and the action is unbelievable. The good cop is fighting the bad guys. 

A good watch is also Sanjay Mishra’s performance as a cop in his 50s who manages to command the police station like a one-man army despite the attempts of hundreds of criminals to break in and how he ultimately kills the antagonist. 

Direction and Dialogues 

Bholaa, directed by Ajay Devgn, is a superhero disguised, not particularly so as a character but with his strengths. Despite being stabbed twice, he never dies, and the goons he fights die from Devgn’s single power punches. 

The heavyweight dialogues in Bholaa are acceptable to such an extent that you can’t help thinking about it. Like: Bandook ki naukri ki hai, goli toh khani padegi. Hum dikhe hote toh tum nahi dikhte. Yeh dharti banjar hokar bhi budzil paida nahi karti. Ladaiyan honslon se jeeti jaati hain sankhya, bal aur hathiyaron se nahi. However, when characters say these on screen, you just be wowed by them.


Although Bholaa is indeed marketed as a typical mass-market entertainer with complete paisa vasool action, the movie is a watchable entertainer for action-hungry audiences, giving them a two-and-a-half-hour experience larger than life. This is understandable given the current cinematic pull for the filmmakers to get audiences into theaters.

This film is unquestionably an excellent source of entertainment if you love action scenes. With great VFX and amazing cinematography, Bholaa will make a perfect movie. So, we recommend you book your tickets now and watch it, and before that, don’t forget to follow Kiddaan for more such content. 

Watch the trailer of Bholaa here; 

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