March 5, 2024

Bollywood’s grand spectacle for the year, Fighter, directed by Siddharth Anand and featuring an A-list cast including Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor, has stormed into theaters, leaving audiences and critics alike in awe. The first reviews, posted by viewers, paint a glowing picture of the film’s success.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh, a prominent voice in the industry, took to X to share his thoughts on Fighter, awarding it an impressive 4 and a half stars. Adarsh labeled the film a ‘brilliant’ King-sized entertainer, praising the aerial combat, drama, emotions, and patriotism seamlessly woven into the narrative. He particularly applauded Hrithik Roshan’s bravura performance as the icing on the cake.

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Speaking about the performances, Adarsh showered praise on Hrithik Roshan for his valiant, restrained, and rage-filled portrayal, asserting that Roshan owned every moment on screen. He commended Deepika Padukone’s top-notch performance, emphasizing the on-screen pairing with Hrithik as an added sheen. Anil Kapoor’s flawless acting and the excellence of the supporting cast, including Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi, were also highlighted.

Viewers took to social media to share their enthusiasm for Fighter, with one stating, “Fighter is an absolute entertainer with top-notch action sequences that will keep you on the edge of your seats.” Another viewer lauded the film as the best portrayal of the Indian Air Force, praising its extraordinary stunt sequences and strong script.

Comparisons were drawn with Siddharth Anand’s previous venture, Pathaan, with one viewer boldly asserting, “What an excellent movie, better than Pathaan… Hrithik sir’s lead role acting is brilliant, and Deepika is every bit sexy. Fighter is a hit in 2024.”

The film, with a runtime of 2 hours and 46 minutes, carries a U/A certification and is poised for a significant box office opening.

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