Rohit Banawlikar lifts the story straight from the here and now. Banawlikar fritter away the opportunity with cardboard characters and feeble plotting. Besides, the subject matter has been presented in the most simplistic manner, which makes it easy to decipher.
RGV not only manages to grab eyeballs from the beginning to the end with his taut narration, he orchestrates a veritable treat when it comes to performances from his ensemble cast. He has brought to life a predictable but powerful script, backed by extremely talented actors and technicians. But the director has taken many cinematic liberties. Varma can't leave well enough alone. He allows the bhashan to go on and on until you are beyond caring. But cleverly, Ram Gopal Varma situates his morality tale in the cut-throat world of the electronic media where the TRP is god and deadlines the devil. You never watch a Ram Gopal Varma film to see a great story. You watch his films to see what he have done with those stories - what you call a 'treatment' director. Varma, who has been lately guilty of making fairly compromised films, rises above the morass of mediocrity with a meteoric force, letting other filmmakers know what he is capable of achieving if he sets his heart to it.
3 / 5