When there are many new directors and writers are booming in the industry, we have many soulless writers and directors also, who just ruining the nice content of the film by their creativity. And by this we go again downward and downward. Though every player in this industry must get appreciation atleast for their attempts, but also they need to point out for their pot holes. “Life Express” is the exact film which I am talking about, where the intension being presented by the makers is good, but the way it is being presented through direction and screenplay is totally terrible.
It’s the same old story, but though very social and important content. Which somehow in our India it should be highlighted and properly taken measures against it.
It’s the story of about Nikhil and Tanvi (Kiran Janjani & Rituparna SenGupta). Both husband and wife are happy in their marital as well in their professional life. And on the other side it’s the story of about Mohan and Gauri (Yashpal Sharma & Divya Dutta), struggling with their life in poverty somewhere in the village. Now the story takes a turn out here when Tanvi gets pregnant, and decided to abort the child. As the determined and ambitious Tanvi was not ready to become mother and give time to her child, as she was planning to move more ahead in her professional life and don’t want to skip any professional opportunities. Her husband Nikhil was not at all happy with her decision, but due to her stubborn attitude he remained quiet. Now a common friend (Mohit Chauhan), who was a friend of Nikhil and Tanvi, and also knows Mohan and Gauri, came out with a plan to save the child from abortion. It was the “Replacement of Mother”, commonly known as “Surrogate Mother” in real world. Tanvi gave a birth to her child and handed over to Mohan and Gauri to take care of their child, and in return they would be free from their poverty.
Now the story moves still further with many twists and turns came in both of their respective life (Tanvi & Gauri), with some added emotional drama and with the climax realization of having a feeling of ‘Mother’ at the end.
The makers had chosen a very fine topic which needs to be explore in today’s world, but only if it is being explored well, then only it touches the mango people, otherwise it all goes in vain. The newcomer Anup Das made his debut in direction through this film, as well as the writers Mahidra Chakraborty & Shailendra Tyagi made their debut as the writers through this film; but all of their efforts have gone in vain. Very loose direction by Anup Das and very crappy screenplay had made this movie overall a big boredom. In short the film was looking like a good melodramatic TV serial which is running in some regional channel for some long 2hrs. Though there were many interesting scenes between Rituparna and Divya, but they are all in countable that too in lesser figures, plus the impact which should get after those scenes were too baggy. Direction was very mediocre, the dialogues were highly second rate (you will feel yawning sometimes), and the overall script was very slack which was making the movie to run very slow, and the two hours film can feel you like twenty hour film. Those who have patience can win their challenge actually.
Performance by only Divya Dutta was compelling and impressive throughout in the whole movie. Rituparna was just Ok, Kiran was passable, and Yashpal Sharama, Vijayendra Ghatge and Alok Nath were wasted. Music by Roop Kumar Rathod was below the average.
Can be made good, but the makers didn’t expressed their 1st life very well.
1.5 / 5