HIT: The First Case is unnecessarily stretched. And if you have been reading or watching good quality crime and investigation books/dramas, then this film will bore you.
One thing I don’t understand is why every investigating officer/cop in Bollywood needs to have a traumatic past, especially when it comes to his love life. And then he becomes the tough guy who is the only reliable one in the force. The funny part is it always seems that even the superiors report to them. These guys don’t request them to hand over a case they want to work on, they order their bosses. We have had enough of such tough nuts. That is why we love series like The Family Man and Special Ops.
Everything from the story to characters are realistic. They are not forced to come across as heroes. They are intelligent but they are also common like each one of us. But the work they do is unusual. That is heroic.
I really don’t want to watch any hero centric investigation or crime drama anymore. That is why I don’t like John Abraham’s action movies. The plot is always the same.
Even while watching Hit: The First Case, I could revist John Abraham’s Force and many other similar Bollywood films.
I am also sad that for the first time in life, I did not like Rajkummar Rao’s work. Again, our Bollywood heroes practice one thing religiously when it comes to playing a cop or spy in the film – bhar bhar ke style maaro! That’s it! Rajkummar Rao, unfortunately, is no different in the film.
If you are planning to watch HIT: The First Case, here’s my suggestion: watch the original Telugu film instead, skip this unworthy remake. I haven’t seen the original myself so I don’t know how good the Telugu HIT: The First Case is, but at least, you won’t be wasting your time on a copy.
My take: You can easily skip this one and move to another film/web series on your watchlist.
Streaming On: Netflix