In this Tiger Shroff-starrer, the audience is in for a disappointment. Surprisingly, the film lacks any redeeming qualities throughout its lengthy two-and-a-half-hour duration.
Tiger Shroff’s signature fighting and dancing skills, which usually define his movies, are showcased repeatedly in ‘Ganapath.’ The film’s plot seems like a mere backdrop, as one action sequence follows another, leaving little room for anything substantial.
What’s truly unexpected is the film’s complete lack of appeal, with no saving grace in its runtime. Despite Tiger Shroff’s commendable efforts in both the ring and on the dance floor, ‘Ganapath’ fails to engage viewers, resulting in a tedious and monotonous experience.
The film unfolds in a future reminiscent of the grim, dystopian worlds often depicted in Hollywood movies. Here, shattered shelters house poverty-stricken individuals who are preyed upon, while the super-rich, adorned in flowing capes, act as predators. A subtle reference to ‘Mad Max Fury’ is made just as Ganapath prepares for yet another intense fight sequence. Throughout most of the film, the visuals are dominated by mud-brown hues, both in the landscapes and costumes, creating a psychedelic effect when the story ventures into the city with its towering skyscrapers and upscale clubs. Curiously, these urban settings, seemingly the only locations in existence, are marred by some of the most amateurish computer graphics we’ve ever witnessed.
Naturally, our hero embarks on a coming-of-age journey, unaware of his true identity. His path, filled with high-speed cars, glamorous women, and a pair of sly mentors (portrayed by Jameel Khan and Girish Kulkarni), leads him to a vast, barren expanse. Here, he encounters a mysterious guru (played by Rahman) and a determined, kohl-eyed girl (Sanon) who is skilled in combat. Additionally, there’s a compelling backstory involving Ganapath’s wise grandfather (Bachchan), who predicts the arrival of a savior destined to rescue their people from destruction. To add to the intrigue, there’s a menacing blue-eyed villain (Bakri), always clad in black, and occasional hints of an even more formidable super-villain, kept shrouded in mystery until the final reveal.