Good concept -- poorly executed
I would say the strength of the movie lies in the complexity of its characters, situations, and emotions. It has an Omkara feel to it with Bobby trying to destroy Upen's life as Saif tried to do to Ajay Devgan. What I found most interesting is how seemingly innocent, loving, passionate people such as Bobby's character can be consumed by so much hatred and envy and how Upen shuts out all people who care about him and only trusts the one man who is out to ruin him.
A very powerful story indeed--however, quite a bit of tackiness combined with an ending, that pretty much ruined the movie even if you were enjoying. It was quite disheartening.
Anupam Kher's portion was nice and could have been explored further. Kangana was good as usual. Celina was bad as usual. Bobby was good. You hate Upen when he's being selfish, but you feel sorry for him later on--as much as I hate to admit, I guess those are signs of a good actor. Music is slightly catchy, but a movie like this that centers on music deserves more than just a (barely) foot-tapping score. Now, you can't expect a Taal out of every film's soundtrack, but something that highlights the emotions and thoughts going on in the minds of the characters was necessary.
On the whole, can try and can be skipped also.
Rating: 2.5 / 5