Kasth + Tea….
Priyadarshan and David Dhawan made their own niche of comical films. Their popularity graph rose to peak and also at time turned tipsy topsy. Both churned out movies so frequently that at many times the movies use to look like continuation of the earlier film. Similarly both had some assistants who had turned director and tried to make films in their mentor’s style. One of such Assistant turned Director is T.K.Rajeevkumar who had worked with Priyadarshan and made his own films in similar style. His last work was Chal Chala Chal, and now returns back with Kushti with almost all actors from his mentor’s camp. Let’s find out how much close does he come to his mentor ?
“Kushti” is story about a small village called Deewana, where Wrestling is not a sport but a big event and a subject of prestige. The champions belong to team of Jiten Singh [Om Puri] and the challenger’s team of Avatar Singh [Sharad Saxena]. In between of these two teams and their wrestling comes a post master Chander [Rajpal Yadav] who falls in love with Ladli [Nargis], daughter of Avatar Singh. Chander tries to impress Ladli by bluffing about his and the Superstar Salman Khans friendship. All these leads Chander to an unexpected task set by Avatar Singh, where he has to defeat Wrestling champion Khali [Khali] and then only he can marry Ladli. What does Chander do is the entire movie about.
Story is simple and totally predictable. It’s a one liner story which is stretched over a span of more than two hours. The film takes its own pace and drags a lot with subplots and diversions. The wait for Khali seems endless as there is hardly anything new or interesting in the film to keep you hold up till the climax. Screenplay is weak and typical. It has so many loose ends and dialogs are total filmy. The movie fails to make you laugh except for a scene where Khali stands opposite Rajpal yadav, that’s it. Camera work is fine, but it too has a hangover of Priyadarshan type of films.
The director seems to be so highly inspired by his mentor that he even takes the same village used in his mentor’s earlier film [Malamaal Weekly] and not to forget the typical cast. His direction was so weak that one does feel the pain of watching cinema. He has no control over the film which is running in its own way. The movie promises to be a comical film and sadly it hardly has any comical moments.
Rajpal Yadav looks funny in this role and does what he has been doing for ages. Nargis looks nice and has done her part with ease. Sharad Saxena, Om Puri, Asrani, Manoj Joshi and all other team of Priyadarshans films are wasted. Khali reminds of Gorilla or Ajay Agarwal or Praveen Kumar of 80’s-90’s era.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
When I saw the poster I had laughed out loud and that was the best dum of this movie, uske alawa the movie is total phuss. Boring script, weak performances and no humor leads us to only two things in the film. First is the Kusth [pain] you have to bear to watch this film and second is you need a hot cup of Tea to take care of the Super Headache you going to have after watching this film.
Ratings : 1/5 [For the Poster Only]