Music is something different and few songs are fantastic. Emotional Atyachaar is already a hit and is good fun to watch in the film. Same for Nayan Tarse, one of best filmed song in the film. Rest all songs comes along with the narration of the film. There more than dozen songs which again at times make you feel disinterested in the film.
Anurag Kashyap is a highly talented director, but he has to understand he is not making films for his type of people. No Smoking was a good example of that, the movie was technically brilliant but went highly above the average I.Q of the masses. Out here there is no such Rocket Science funda’s or Hard Hitting stuff [except few bold scenes and little cheap stuff]. He had a great concept of taking a classic love story and changing it as per modern times but as they say overdose of anything is bad. That is exactly what happens with Dev.D, repetitive scenes of boozing, straying in red light area, etc and no soul in second half makes this film looks like a work of an amateur film maker rather than Anurag Kashyap. He has highlighted woman in bad light showing them just desperate for sex in the name of World cinema. There is a scene in the movie where paro takes the bedding in front of her parents and goes to fields and makes a love nest for Dev, where they can have sex! In another scene he has shown Paro asking her ex lover for keys of his room so she and Dev can have sex. There are so many such scenes which portrays bad image of females. We have seen such scenes in foreign movies but the treatment and backdrop is different. After the movie ends [With a weak climax] you get the sinking feeling and feels low watching the alcoholic and red light atyachaar.
On Performance basis Abhay Deol as usual has done a great job. You can see the frustration on his face and his mannerism. But sadly thanks to the script cannot attach with his character. Mahi Gill is a girl with fresh face and grace. She has done a brilliant job and we would love to watch more of her. She makes you watch her whenever she is on screen. Sadly there is very less of hers in the second half. Kalki looks horrible and has done an expressionless performance. She had important role in the film and thanks to her non experience in cinema she has messed it up. Rest all are almost new or less knows faces.
So bol meri “FILMI KHOPDI” is Film mein kitna hain dum ?
First 30-40 minutes ke baad is film mein kutch bhi dum nahin hain. With such bad showcase of women, high and repetitive footages of alcoholism and soul less second half makes this film a bad and weak film. there is no purpose of making such film. in times of recession it’s not fair for a viewer to spend high amount of money for this low budget good for nothing film and come out totally depressed and sinking feeling. The only best thing which kept me come back to normalcy was the promo of Anurag kashyap’s next film “Gulaal”, which looks exactly the hard hitting typical Anurag type of film to watch out for. I wonder if that promo wouldn’t have been in this 3 hours long Vodka Ad film which is a Cinematic Atyachaar, even I would had been a Dev.D.
Ratings : 1.5 of 5 [For first half and good detailing along with performance]