Sameer (Vidyut Jammwal) and Nargis Choudhary (Shivaleeka Oberoi) are recently married, but fortune would take the wife to a country called Noman where she gets kidnapped. She manages to make one last call to Sameer, who sets out in her pursuit.
Khuda Haafiz (2020) Hindi
|Stars||Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Annu Kapoor|
|Initial release||14 August 2020|
As Jammwal fans would like, he quickly starts throwing punches around without thinking much of the consequences. It’s not a wrong decision on director Faruk Kabir’s part because Jammwal is good at it. It’s hard to knock his energy in hand to hand fight scenes, as we have seen in the Commando series. However, Khuda Hafiz has enough force on the romance between the lead pair, and that is where his partners drop him.
There are several scenes at the beginning where Jammwal looks at his hidden potential, but Khuda Hafiz keeps oscillating between many emotions. For example, Jammwal’s sacred self at the Indian embassy in Noman tries its best to set up the tone, but the forced change of plans and incorrect accents never let the film soar high.
Thankfully, Jammwal gets to kick some backs; otherwise, it would have been tedious to sympathise with this rescue mission.
As a famous cricket commentator would fix it, Khuda Hafiz is a severe case of ‘bits and pieces’ film. The focus is on Jammwal’s martial arts skills, and there is nothing to look beyond that, even if he puts his heart and soul into it.
I know it’s tough for Nargis in a foreign land, but it’s even tougher for us to bear Annu Kapoor’s put-on accent. May she return securely, but I wouldn’t want us to pay for it.