Sudhir Mishra is a type of director who plays with its script and has fun by showing the craft of filmmaking. As a director he has given many interesting film such as 1993 film ‘Dharavi’, 1996 film ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi’, and well appreciated film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ which was released in the year 2005. Sudhir has again given a classic film I terms of his specialty with astounded performance by everyone.
It’s a film which is running many stories parallel behind the main story barring any confusion and delivering a complete entertainment. The main protagonist story is between two gangsters, Irrfan Khan and Arunoday Singh. Irrfan works for Saurabh Shukla who runs a multi finance company officially but handles various illegal activities, and on the other side Arunoday is a local gangster who works for Yashpal Sharma called as ‘Bade’ in the underworld premises. Yashpal is locked in jail and hires Arunoday to set him free by kidnapping to be Minister’s daughter and son-in-law, Vipul Gupta. On the other side, Irrfan loves Chitrangada but she is having an affair with Minister’s son-in-law unknowingly that Irrfan is in love with her. Now Arunoday kidnaps to be Minister’s son-in-law but also by mistake kidnaps Chitrangada instead of kidnapping Minister’s daughter. As Irrfan loves deeply with Chitrangada he decides to help her though knowingly that she is with Vipul Gupta. As Minister, gets to know about his son-in-laws affair, he denies in accepting the condition for setting free Yashpal Sharma from Jail. Irrfan on the other side by his excellence and taking advantage by working under Saurabh Shukla, he transfers all the illegal money in Minister’s official account and terrifies him to accept the condition. He does that what was demanded, but a plan is set to kill everyone on the spot by police, gangsters and kidnappers. What happens next is tale many twists and turns by which at the end, one will definitely say ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi… Hum chahte yahan yeh, Saali jaati kahin aur hai.’
Sudhir Mishra is one of the finest director and also writer for which even a mango people will get amaze by his craftsmanship. And in this movie you will not only get amaze by his craftsmanship but also will get entertain by all the twists and turns in the film. The script is so enthralling and gripping that you will not know what will happen in the next scene. However the major drawback of the film is that somewhere it is moving little of bit of slow. An obsessive lover part of Irrfan and Arunoday’s passionate and interesting love story were little of prolonging in the overall story and a bit of editing and chopping would be profitable for them as well for the viewers. In all, Sudhir Mishra has described us the real scenario of Delhi, in short, from the Mumbai eyes through the tale of love-story. Also dialogues of the film is real backbone, without its raw hardcore and factual words spoken by the characters, especially by Irrfan Khan, the film wouldn’t be so much enjoyable as it is still now. Dialogues are very offensive, nasty, but a real entertaining one.
Performances by all the cast were excellent, especially Irrfan Khan was as usual out-standing; Arunoday Singh again impresses by his talent and had climbed up one more step of the ladder towards a noticeable actor; Chitrangada has comeback with a boom and had excels in her part of role, and the new-comer Aditi Rao Hydari was good but didn’t get much part of screen presence in the entire film. Honestly speaking, she was just there to add some mirch-masala content in the film, but still she had enacted well whenever she was given a chance to speak some dialogues. Apart from these main casts, Saurabh Shukla was super, Sushant Sharma again was commendable, Yashpal Sharma as ‘Bade’ and Prashant Narayanan as ‘Chotte’ were good too in their part of characters.
However apart from little bit of prolonging series, the film is still watchable for its twists and turn gripping script, power-packed performances, and not to forget for its raw hardcore crude dialogues.
3.5 / 5