“Tejas,” written and directed by Sarvesh Mewara and produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, aspired to be a patriotic aviation actioner but ends up as a disappointment that doesn’t do justice to the nation, the Air Force, or the medium of cinema.
This film relentlessly holds on to the mantra of putting the nation first, but its execution leaves much to be desired. Despite its earnest intentions, “Tejas” comes across as a complete misfire, lacking the depth and impact it intended to deliver.
Starring Kangana Ranaut as Wing Commander Tejas Gill, an Indian Air Force pilot, the film struggles to find its wings. It lurches from one unconvincing moment to another, with the excruciatingly vacuous writing exacerbating the shortcomings of the cast’s acting.
Kangana Ranaut, who has proven her mettle in various roles, falls short of conviction as Tejas Gill, a character who seems one-dimensional and lacks any significant development. The film touches on gender themes but fails to explore them in depth. It’s a missed opportunity in comparison to films like “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.”
“Tejas” tries to present a tale of heroism as Tejas embarks on a daring rescue mission, but the film’s execution fails to capture the audience’s imagination. It indulges in flights of fancy, turning into a tiresome slog that is tough to endure.
The film crams in various elements expected of a drama, including terrorism, political conflicts, and patriotic fervor, but it gets lost in the noise of combat aircraft. “Tejas” is a frustratingly airy-fairy film that never manages to soar and falls flat in its endeavor to create an air combat thriller.
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