Exhilarating stuff.......................Dhan te nan
No doubt,Kaminey is the first dark comedy in Hindi cinema in true sense of the term. Vishal Bharadwaj deals once again with underworld (after Maqbool, Omkara), but, this time, he has followed a hatke track and woven a tale that makes you feel only Vishal could have handled properly. The start is a little dull, but slowly the movie generates pace and momentum and after that,no looking back. Kaminey is not the popcorn fare, but intelligent cinema, that leaves a lot to interprete.
The movie is about two twins-one lisps (Charlie) and other stutters(Guddu). Guddu is in love with Sweety, sister of a politician, Bhope Bhau. Charlie and Guddu can't stand each other but their lives intertwine one night and everything changes as they are driven into Mumbai underworld.
There are plenty of characters, the bengali brothers, one of them Mikhail, best friend of Charlie, Bhope bhau (Amol gupte),sweety(priyanka),guddu and charlie (shahid kapur) and many more but all characters are properly fleshed out and each has something to contribute to the tale. The cinematography is unparallel.The music by Vishal Bharadwaj is fresh and used effectively in the film, though one gets the feeling that a couple of songs could have been avoided."Dhan Te Nan "lights up the spirit every time it rings.The editing is compact. Many have expressed doubts regarding Shahid Kapur's capability before,this act (both Guddu and Charlie-especially the latter) is enough to silence them. Priyanka chopra is the surprise package-it would not be surprising ,if her Marathi-mulgi "Sweety"act goes down as her finest performance and memorable like "Geet"from Jab we met. Amol Gupte is hilariously refreshing with his one-liners. Chandan Roy Sanyal as Mikhail is also good. The only negative is lack of pace at the start and end and the climax,though weel executed may not find universal acceptance.
Kaminey is sure to be a hit, and if things are kept unbiased,there may be a handful of awards waiting for this movie next year. Take a bow, Vishal