The most memorable are the garrulous Satish Kaushik and the young Mohammed Faisal Usmani. Satish Kaushik is the most simple and real character you can watch. His performance is easy on the eyes and lacks the artificiality that surrounds others. He is so commendable in his character. He as a fantastic repairman, an enthusiastic rotund father-figure cloaked in hope and hashish, steals the show and is easily the finest thing in the film. There’s so much of history in that face and the kind of rhythm he generates in his body language and speech is so infectious. He is a first-rate.
Abhay Deol has had an impressive lineage of films to his credit so far. Road, Movie happens to be his first incoherent choice. He does well to stay sullen, but fails to exude any charm at all. Though he is expectedly effortless and is a complete natural and this film proves it yet again.
Tannishtha Chatterjee is notable in the scene where she sings an impromptu number in the desert. She is striking enough to be a believable banjaran, even though her track seems contrived. In all she does well and shines in her restricted screen time.
Mohammed Faizal Usmani doesn’t get much scope but still impresses. Yashpal Sharma does his regular act and wasted too. Faisal the boy is a complete natural.
In the end, all the actors have done a fine job while the journey has been told in a lavish style, but that’s about it.
2 / 5