Neil should receive an award for this…
The heart and soul of the film is Neil's Parag Dixit. The actor pitches in a powerhouse performance, taking the leap from shock, horror, despair and hope with electrifying energy. Catch the look in his eyes when he declares he'll go mad or the desperation as he futilely tries to razor blade his veins: it's a picture of desperation that shakes you to the core. This has to be Neil Nitin Mukesh’s best ever performance and very difficult to surpass in future; not only his best but quite possibly the best performance by any other actor this year. If Neil does not win any Best Actor awards come 2010 then it will be an ‘injustice’.
Manoj Bajpayee has least dialogues and yet takes away claps with the way he expresses. He really impresses in the manner in which he conveys so much with just one expression or a look. He has few dialogues, but he makes the most of them and is very effective in his portrayal as Nawab, a convict himself, who acts as a guardian angel for Parag.
Arya Babbar gets a good role and he does it with aplomb.
Mugdha Godse needs to work on her dialogue delivery. She tries hard in the bit role that she has. But whatever she performed, is decent.
Rating: 3.5 / 5