Toofan [2021] Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Toofan [2021]"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 41 Minutes
  • Certificate: TBD
  • Released: 16-07-2021
  • Genre: Action, Drama
3 / 5.0

Toofan is a sports thriller scripted by Anjum Rajabali and Vijay Maurya and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra produced the film. Jay Oza handled the camera, and Meghna Sen edited the film. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the music with Dub Sharma, Samuel – Akanksha, and Daniel Lozinski. Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vijay Raaz, Hussain Dalal, Darshan Kumar, Supriya Pathak, Imran Rashid, Deven Khote, Arhan Chowdary, Jatin Sapru, RJ Anmol, Akashdeep Sabir, Gauri Phulka, Gaganpreet Sharma, and Mohan Agashe are cast.


Aziz Ali is fondly called Ajju Bhai by his people. He is a debt collector and works for a criminal. Ajju’s neighbor shows him the videos of Muhammed Ali and suggests Ajju carry boxing, as he is potential. He also refers him to Nana Prabhu, a popular boxing coach. They share a great bonding. But with some personal things that didn’t go well between them, their relationship becomes a question mark. What’s that? Will Ajju and Nana overcome the issues and create history? The rest of the story deals with that.

Star Performance

Farhan and Paresh Rawal had given a wonderful performance. Both are so natural and impress the audience with their expressions, body language, and dialogue delivery. Gaganpreet Sharma fits well in the role. Mohan Agashe impresses with his part, and Mrunal Thakur has done a decent job.


Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra joined Farhan Akhtar after the success of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The story is not new, but the performances impress the audience. We have seen the same twists and turns in these kinds of sports drama, and Toofan is one such. The audiences feel that it is a combination of various hit movies in this genre. Some scenes are interestingly shot, and some needed more punch. Although it has an expected climax, the film does create some Goosebumps moments. The BGM is good, and the cinematographer has done a fantastic job. The corner shots and the top angle shots are much attractive. Especially, the production design and the lighting are powerful to bring a good visual.

What’s There?

  • The performances of the stars are impressive
  • The film is technically sound

What’s Not There?

  • Certain scenes seem to be a mixture of various other films of this genre


Toofan has a good story, performance, music, and cinematography. Although it didn’t stun the audience, it has interesting moments to enjoy the film throughout!