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Nikamma – Here to offer you a lazy bunch of entertainment

Sabbir Khan directed the film, which was co-produced by Shabbir Khan Films and Sony Pictures India. It is a remake of the Telugu film Middle Class Abbayi, which was released in 2017.

Nikamma - Here to offer you a lazy bunch of entertainment

Nikamma Movie Review: With a killer comeback of Shilpa Shetty along with Abhimanyu Dassani and fresh face of Shirley Setia. Nikamma is here to give you a powerful dose of action with no brains. 

Here’s what you need to know more about the film and cast! 


Abhimanyu Dassani plays a middle-class youth Adi without any plans, Shilpa Shetty as an RTO officer Avni, and Shirley Setia is just a pretty love interest of Adi. 


Nikamma begins with Adi (Abhimanyu Dassani) who is concerned about a patient admitted to the hospital. And when one of the nurses questions him regarding his relationship with the patient that’s when the story goes back to a flashback. 

Adi is a happy loving boy and with the unannounced arrival of Avni (Shilpa Shetty)  his sister-in-law Adi feels blown out of the happy picture. Later on, he is forced to leave the city when the latter gets a transport job offer.

Avni being very supportive of Adi entrusts him with all the daily household work. As the story goes on Adi meets Natasha (Shirley Setia) who is already head over heels in love and asks him out for a marriage proposal. On the other hand, Adi without any aims plays around until the situation tends to get serious. 

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And this marks the entry of the villain of the story Vikramjeet Bisht who is being encountered by Avni and turns out into an heated dispute with lives at stake. This is where the story gets its actual plot. But not to dissapoint the Nikamma is here as a savior for his family and that’s when we hear him say “jab problem family pe aati hai na toh ek Nikamma hee kaam aata hai.’’ 


Even though the story is a remake of Middle Class Abbayi, a Telugu Version a phenomenal hit, director Sabbir Khan tries to make the action and drama act as a massive dose of entertainment but with cheesy humour. 

After a mind-blown performance of Abhimanyu Dassani’s “Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota” and grabbed attention in Netflix’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar  this time the actor tries his aim at a Masala film. He grabs the attention with the power-packed dialogues and action sequences. Shirley Setia has marked her debut on the big screen through Nikamma and is seen only from a love interest angle.

Nikamma - Here to offer you a lazy bunch of entertainment

Shilpa Shetty’s comeback is the only highlight of the entire run time. However the film hasn’t received a great response from the audience except for the part where it is a film to watch without any logic and just to have a lazy bunch of entertainment. 

Some of the reviews received were from The New Indian Express, “Nikamma: A lazy, cheesy film about a slacker.” From NDTV, “No matter what, Shilpa Shetty’s comeback film remains just that- no good.” From Times of India, “A confused tale of wasted lad’’.

Source: New Indian Express, NDTV, TOI, and FilmiBeat.

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Manali Shinde is a News analyst and entertainment content writer at Empire Weekly. She is born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Multimedia and Mass Communication.

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