Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay is a movie for the masses. As promised by Devgn, the movie is full of action and is about an emotional bond between his character and the character of the daughter played by Abigail Eames. Three positive points about the film are 1) Connect between Devgn and his daughter. 2) The Cinematography is simply excellent. Beautiful location.The movie is shot in Bulgaria. It is neat and clean. 3) And most importantly the action scenes in the film are neatly shot. One of the finest action films made. Keeps you totally gripped. This is something Devgn promised us during the film’s promotion.
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Coming to the negatives. The Biggest problem is the run-time of Shivaay. It is way too long at 3 hours. The second problem in the film is the dialogue. Just too tacky. Thirdly the bond between Ajay and his daughter overshadows other characters in the film.
Shivaay is Devgn’s second directional venture. And perhaps his biggest film ever. Its release on Diwali with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has created a lot of bad blood within the industry. However, it seems both films cater to two very different set of audience. Shivaay is clearly targeted at a much wider audience. Johar is known to make films targeting NRIs and urban elite.
Shivaay also saw the debut of Saira Banu’s niece Sayyeshaa Saigal. However, the film is all about Ajay Devgn and 12-year-old Abigail Eames. We are expecting her to soon become a national sensation just the way, Harshaali Malhotra caught the collective interest of the country after Bajrangi Bhaijaan.