Trailer for Farhan Akhtar in 'Toofaan' on Amazon

In the Hindi-language sports drama directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Farhan Akhtar stars as a boxer. The film premiered July 16, 2021 on Amazon Prime.
Trailer for Farhan Akhtar in 'Toofaan' on Amazon

Bollywood, by way of socially conscious commentary, has always been Farhan Akhtar's speciality. Mehra, whose filmography includes the poignant 2006 film Rang De Basanti starring Aamir Khan and Siddharth, has also walked the line between entertainment and education in his work.

The result of this collaboration between these two Hindi cinema heavyweights is Toofaan ("Storm") a film that attempts to place the traditional hero-centric boxing drama genre into a headlines-inspired setting. Akhtar is ever spellbinding and being able to stream the film on Amazon Prime makes this immediately a summer hit.

Our rating? Five stars, if only for the opportunity to watch Akhtar at his physical best.

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