Varma's concern for the characters is genuine but non-judge mental. Each characters even the relatively-shadowy women, emerges as casualty of an over-competitive society where morality goes out of the nearest window.
Amitabh Bachchan's honest TV media baron act is uplifting. He breathes life in the film whenever he's on screen. His speech and the way he delivers it are remarkable.
Riteish successfully tries a make-over as a serious journalist who believes the mike is mightier than the sword. He does well in an intense role. Actually he is only getting better and better with every film. In fact, he surprises you constantly.
Paresh Rawal is wily and fits the image of a corrupt politician.
But it is Sudeep who grabs your attention with his shades of grey. He is terrific but goes overboard at most times.
Rajat Kapoor is incredible. Mohnish Bahl gets the role of a lifetime and he sinks his teeth into it. His unscrupulous media baron act is chilling. Gul Panag shrieks through most of the film. She is natural and so easy on the eyes. Neetu Chandra does her part well. Suchitra Krishnamoorthy is too good. Rajpal Yadav contributes to some funny moments. Neena Kulkarni and Simone Singh are perfect for their parts.
3 / 5