Well, this movie is all about women empowerment and protecting them through laws. Karan Razdan, the director who has earlier given landmark movies like Souten - The Other Woman, Girlfriend and Hawas (if you have missed any of these, it's your loss!), has made this hard-hitting film on how women should rise to the occasion and take the legal route to get justice and set things right in the society.
Karan Mittal, the rich industrialist woos Mitali, the model and after a whirlwind romance, they fight, break up and of course, come back together and get married. Then the torture starts, both for Mitali in the bedroom and audience in the theaters. So, from a B grade movie, it goes downhill to a C grade movie. Lot of loud dialogue delivery and foul language make a large part of these scenes. Though, for some reason and fortunately, it doesn't really show much of the action in the bedroom. It could have been more torture.
The second half is a courtroom drama. Gulshan Grover, playing a top lawyer (Harish Salunke) and Suchitra Krishnamurthy (Karuna Maheshwari) take up the cases of Karan and Mitali respectively. There are some bright moments in their legal fistfights and at least diverts your mind from the painful first half. Though each point and counterpoint seems too predictable, as well as the final outcome even with an attempted twist in the story, which was almost a giveaway half-way.
The reason for Karan's deviant behavior is only briefly touched upon and not properly addressed in the movie. As usual, the director gives a vague ending, where it's not known, if he thought of making a sequel even before the first movie. I hope, the next one is not called Mittal Aur Mittal or even Mittal Calling Mittal. ;-)
Rohit Roy is good within his limits. Rituparna Sengupta just passes the muster. She has two looks in the movie. Either she is happy and flirtatious, or stressed and frowning. If you do watch the movie, don't miss the flaring of nostrils when they meet at a TV studio. The supporting actors do their job. Reema Lagoo and Anjan Srivastava as Mitali's mother and father plays typical middle class family parents and deliver their 2 cents in terms of dialogues, given to them. Dolly Thakore plays the loud, arrogant mother of rich industrialist, who is always complaining about lack of airconditioning in all places. Amar Talwar as Karan's father got a few dialogues and is mostly wasted.
By the way, RKB Show on Sahara Samay Mumbai gets lot of mileage and the TV anchor Mr. Bajaj with a very peculiar dialogue delivery provided some comic relief in the movie. Don't miss the action on TV within the movie. I have never seen the show, and I doubt, if after the sneak preview will be interested in watching it on TV.
Watch it for knowledge about laws to protect Indian women and prevent domestic violence, if you must.
P.S. As usual, the director did very little research on the behaviour or lifestyle of one of the top 10 industrialists in the country.