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Collar Bomb review: A loosely executed disappointing revenge saga

The Dnyanesh Zoting, starring Jimmy Sheirgill, directorial could have been better with a few more elements as well as a smooth execution

Sunidhi Prajapat
Jul 09, 2021
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What’s it about:

A fast-paced story of revenge where a reputed and glorified police officer is being controlled by someone for personal satisfaction. Asha Negi shines in the Jimmy Sheirgill starrer film that also has Rajshri Deshpande, Sparsh Shrivastav and Naman Jain.

What’s hot:

The first interaction between Jimmy Sheirgill’s Manoj Hesi and his son, portrayed by Naman Jain, gives the impression of a dhamakedar story.The scenic beauty of a small town in Himachal that is shown initially, creates the setting and prepares you for a fantastic journey ahead.

The entry of Jamtara fame actor Sparsh Shrivastav as a terrorist, builds up the expectations from this film. While the first glimpse of Rajshri Deshpande makes you sceptical as well as opens up your spy senses and draws you to think of the possibilities about the hidden story behind an unnoticed character portrayed by the Sacred Games’ actress.

Asha Negi’s preparation for her character as a pahadi born police officer reflects in her performance well. Her attitude as a fearless cop comes out glowing in an intense market scene.

What’s not:

After giving some of the finest performances, from Karan Choudhry in Mohabbatein to the dabang Raja Awasthi in Tanu Weds Manu and Daman Singh Bagga in Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Jimmy Sheirgill’s underwhelming act in the film left me quite disappointed. His hesitation in dialogue delivery leads you to doubt if he’s the same actor.

While the story tried to build multiple suspense-driven scenes, the result of most of those angles was disappointing.

Jimmy Sheirgill in a still from Collar Bomb

The expectation to get a strong political angle in the film also didn’t lead our assumptions anywhere. Being with an armed terrorist inside a hall, the children don't seem very fearful, in fact towards the end they seem rather comfortable in the setting.

Despite a strong storyline, a loose execution couldn’t let the film showcase it well. The fast-paced story and multiple jump cuts were too swift even for a 90-minute film.

The movie title Collar Bomb is nothing more than a mere decoration item in the so-called intense-thriller film.


Penned by Nikhil Nair, the Dnyanesh Zoting directorial could have been better with a few more elements as well as a smooth execution. Watch it at your own risk!

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