Shadow of the 80s Masala
There was a time when The Potboiler formula ruled Hindi cinema for around a decade, and was a constant element of our films till late 90s. A lot of action, some comic side-kicks, a few songs with – The formula was the safest.
But today, the times have changed and so has the pattern of our films. But Shadow releases this Friday, as if an attempt to reinfornce the dominance of this genre. But does it work ? Lets see.
Shadow has everything that will remind us of the good old days, but in excess. This film was perhaps made for and only for an effective display of what its protagonist Nasser Khan can do despite being visually challenged. Its actually quite a stand-out film in these terms actually and Khan needs to be appluaded for the efforts he has made. But otherwise, Shadow is nothing but a faint shadow of the 80s that fails to entertain even if our convince ourselves to leave our brains at home.
Shabby production values, mediocre camera work and some big loose ends. And yes, We are not even mentioning the writing which goes completely berserk after the first half.
The only good thing about this film is its action sequences, which do not make you frown atleast. The rest of this masala is just so tasteless. Be it the talented Sonali Kulkarni who is wasted so royally (she even does an item number for heaven’s sake!) or Milind Soman, most of the supporting cast looks out of place. Only Sachin Khedekar manages to make an impression.
Bol Meri Filmi Khopdi, is film mein hai kitna dum ?
Kuch dum nahi hain. After a decent start, it loses its fizz soon and goes only downhill then on. Overall, its is a film that has a chance only at Single screens of small towns, where it still has its share of audience. A complete no-no otherwise.
Rating – 0.5