Prithviraj receives a huge thumbs up from critics for Aurangazeb

Prithviraj in Aurangzeb

Mumbai, May 18 (Washington Bangla Radio): As Aurangazeb saw its release today, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran walked away with stellar reviews as he essays the role of a tough clean-cut cop with élan.

Says critic Gayatri Sankar ,Zee news “Prithviraj has been able to bounce back with élan. The Malayalee actor has an awesome Hindi and all that a hero ought to have in order to rank among the elite league. With this film, Prithviraj has indeed announced his arrival loud and clear.”

Adds Sukanya Verma,Rediff, “Prithviraj Sukumaran’s clean-cut persona stands out in a role that demands subtle cynicism, restrained force, suppressed emotionality and dry humour”.

Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Prithviraj, who debuted on the Hindi screen with AIYYAA, gets a meatier part this time, but the challenge lies in convincing the spectator that he looks his part of a North Indian. It's evident that the talented actor has polished his diction and speaks his lines effortlessly”.

Not only did the actor have to flawlessly deliver his dialogues while dubbing for the film but he also plays narrator in several parts of the Aurangazeb ,for which Prithvi put in a lot of hardwork to polish his Hindi diction and unlearn most of what he knew – Says Prithviraj, “When Atul (director, Sabharwal) approached me, he’d told me that giving the voiceover would be a bigger challenge than playing a cop in the film because that’s a role I have played multiple times in my films down south. I accepted the challenge and hope I’ve lived up to his expectations.”