Tevar (transl. Attitude) is a 2015 Indian action film directed by Amit Sharma and written by Gunasekhar. The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha and in lead roles while Manoj Bajpayee also plays a crucial role. It is an official remake of Telugu film Okkadu (2003) starring Mahesh Babu and Bhumika Chawla. Shruti Haasan made a special appearance in the song “Mad-miyan””.
The film was released worldwide on 9 January 2015.
Ghanshyam “Pintoo” Shukla (Arjun Kapoor) is a young Kabbadi player who goes to factionism-hit Mathura to take part in practice. There, in a twist of fate, he saves a civilian, Radhika Mishra (Sonakshi Sinha) from a goon, Gajendar Singh (Manoj Bajpayee), a dangerous faction leader, who is in love with Radhika and wants to marry her against her wishes. Pintoo tries to comfort her because Gajendar Singh killed her brother Mahesh (Mahendra Mewati). When he saves Radhika, he humiliates Gajendar into taking his pants off. Gajendar refuses to put them back on until someone finds Radhika and brings her back. Pintoo helps Radhika escape and takes her to his house in Agra, hiding her in his room with the help of his sister, Pinky (Gunjan Malhotra).
Soon, his parents find out she is hiding in their house. Radhika and Pintoo run away again and she falls in love with him. The next day, after taking care of Gajendar and his men, Pintoo and his friends drop Radhika off at the airport to go to America. Radhika cries on the way there, not wanting to leave Pintoo. They bring her parents to see her one last time before she leaves. After Radhika is past airport security, Pintoo realizes he loves Radhika. She shows up behind him, saying that she was waiting for him to stop her. She turns to leave when Pintoo is silent, taking it as a refusal, but Pintoo calls her back, and they confirm their love with a hug.
Pintoo’s police chief father, SP Ravikant Shukla (Raj Babbar) and Gajendar show up at the airport, and Ravikant arrests him while Gajendar takes Radhika away. While under Gajendar’s jurisdiction, Radhika taunts him and claims that Pintoo will definitely return for her. Gajendar goes to the jail and asks Pintoo to come with him. Here, Pintoo and Ravikant solve their relationship, when Ravikant expresses that he’s not worried Pintoo will come home hurt; rather, he’s worried for Gajendar.
Gajendar and his men get Pintoo injured in front of the whole town. Home Minister Mahender Singh (Rajesh Sharma), who is the reason Gajendar has not gotten in trouble all this time, tells him to stop making a scene, as he’s ruining his political party, but Gajendar slaps Mahender and goes on to fight Pintoo. He is further enraged when he sees how much Radhika loves Pintoo, and stabs him with a knife. Pintoo falls to the ground. Radhika tries to run to him, crying his name, but Gajendar drags her away. Pintoo is able to get up again, picking up the scarf that Radhika dropped. He ties it around his waist where the knife wound is, and fights and defeats Gajender’s men. He also defeats Gajender until Gajendar gets back up with a gun. However, he is shot down by Kakdi (Subrat Dutta), his own right-hand man on the instructions of Mahender who has had enough of Gajender’s antics and insubordination and it is implied that Kakdi has now been appointed as Gajender’s replacement. With Gajender dead, his goons have no interest in Pintoo and Radhika who are now reunited.
Arjun Kapoor as Ghanshyam “Pintoo” Shukla
Sonakshi Sinha as Radhika Mishra
Manoj Bajpayee as Gajendar Singh
Gunjan Malhotra as Pinky
Rajesh Sharma as Home Minister Mahender Singh
Subrat Dutta as Kakdi
Raj Babbar as SP Ravikant Shukla
Deepti Naval as Pintoo’s Mother
Mahendra Mewati as Mahesh Kumar Mishra (Radhika’s brother)
Bhuvan Arora as Ghonsla (Pintoo’s Friend)
Tushar Pandey as Bhatura (Pintoo’s Friend)
VK Sharma as Radhika’s Father
Bhagwan Tiwari as Jagdish Chaudhary
Shruti Haasan (special appearance in the song “Madamiyan”)