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Tejas Review: The Kangana Ranaut starrer is a one woman show!

The film is directed by Sarvesh Mewara and is released in cinemas.

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Tejas

TEJAS

Director- Sarvesh Mewara

Cast- Kangana Ranaut, Anshul Chauhan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Varun Mitra and Vishak Nair

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By Jyothi Venkatesh

Tejas sets out to tell the story of a skilled IAF pilot Tejas Gill (Kangana Ranaut) who puts her life at stake every time she is on a dangerous mission, and feels that the more dangerous the better it is. It starts off with Tejas and her piloting partner Afia (Anshul Chauhan) rescuing a kidnapped civil servant from an aboriginal island, and ends with an attempt by terrorists to destroy the Ram Mandir.

Tejas can save anyone any time. Tejas is a story of pilot Tejas Gill who is on a mission to rescue hostages from terrorists. She saves a male pilot from a 50,000 years old tribal invested Island and another from being beheaded in the middle of a desert. The film narrates the story of Tejas, a young and courageous pilot, who decides to go on a mission without knowing the fate of her own life.

Tejas also gutsily saves Ram Mandir from a bomb attack by some extremists who infiltrate a temple masquerading as scuba divers hiding in the bottom of a milk truck. Hey presto, she also smuggles Indian jets onto Pakistani soil in a Norwegian plane sporting a Mission Impossible dangerous stunt.The film revolves around a daring rescue operation spearheaded by our two daring female pilots to make the enemies look like fools, which in turn leads it into a series of eye-roll moments.

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As far as the performances are concerned, I’d say that Kangana who had earlier won four national awards Best Actress for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Panga, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Queen and Best Supporting Actress for Fashion, simply takes the cake for her outstanding and confident performance of the titular role in the film. Hers is a one woman show.

Ashish Vidyarthi delights you with his realistic performance while Varun Mitra as her boyfriend Ekveer proves that he is a bundle of talent, though he is shown being killed even before he could enact a scene skilfully. Anshul Chauhan stands shoulder to shoulder with Kangana in most of the film and does her part with sincerity and also brings humour to the otherwise taxing screenplay. Director Sarvesh tries to keep the momentum going with the non-linear approach to his narrative and succeeds to a large extent in his attempt.

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