In Good Spirit...
One Terror Incident and there are thousands of stories to be said.
We have heard these stories but only few directors have made it to Indian Silver screen, Director Nishikant Kamat join the small but elite group of those creative directors.
"Mumbai Meri Jaan" deals with the After Effects of Mumbai Serial train blast in 2006. There are various characters like Rupali [Soha Ali Khan], A news reporter who loves her work and covers the stories based on human calamities. Nikhil [R.Madhavan] a hard working executive who loves his country, his Job and his family. Suresh [Kay Kay Menon], a Religious Fanatic and hangs around with his friends. A South Indian coffee vendor [Irfan Khan] who makes his living from selling coffee at night. Along with two cops, Patil [Paresh Rawal] & Kadam [Vijay Mourya] who feels helpless against the system. After the blast everyone gets affected in some or other way, how do they deal with it is what the movie about.
Story of this movie is very thin, but the incidents and events makes it happening. The stories of these character are only connected through the incident and nothing else. Screenplay is superb but bit slow at places. Though it goes with the mood of the film,but still wished if it had been bit more fast. All stories were good, but few needed more detailing in couple of them. Besides these minor stuff, the movie is technically good. The cinematographer captures the so called spirit of mumbai and bring it alive on the big screen. Background Score is good and goes well with the movie.
Director Nishikant Kamat, has dealt with this thin subject in a brilliant way. His way of story telling is different and has done proper justice to the subject of the film. There are many scenes where a Mumbaikar can connect to the movie. The blast scenes are directed brilliantly and shocking at times. He has captures the Spirit of the city from various aspects. he does not show his actors as super heroes or extraordinary,but shows them as a normal human being.
On the performance side Kay Kay Menon has done a great job in his limited role, though one wished he had some exploding dialogs. Still he has expressed the hatred trough his facial expressions. Irfan Khan was good but again very short role. R.Madhavan was brilliant,he expressed his fear wonderfully. Soha ali Khan was fine. Vijay Mourya was fantastic and we want to see more of him. Paresh Rawal was great in this role of to be retired Police cop.
So Bol meri "Filmi Khopdi" is film mein kitna hain dum ??
Dum hai kaafi dum hain, acchi performances hain, thoda pace slow hai. If you are expecting a Masala Entertainment then please avoid, but if expecting a simple nice film with good performances then do watch it. And for people of Mumbai ....totally recommended in good spirit.
Ratings : 3.75/5