One-liners and Twisty plot makes this film a one-time watch
Masala movies never go out of vogue, every now and then such a movie break is needed.
But yes, of course, the film must be an entertaining watch too. The masaledaar one-liners, filmy action, Ajay Devgn’s intensity, Emraan’s philandering, thrills and heist, and most of all Sanjay Mishra’s quirk, make this film a one-time watch.
Yes, even with all this, a second date with the film wouldn’t be possible because of the loopholes in the script.
Watch it If you like -
Sanjay Mishra and Emraan Hashmi carry the film towards interesting, Suspense are enough in number to keep one engaged
But Beware of -
Very commonplace and flawed script, Unnecessary unbaked roles
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Action-packed and raw thrillers is something the director Milan Luthria makes mostly and he is back, fourth time with Ajay Devgn and third time with Emraan Hashmi.
Co-producing the film with Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, the director puts in good efforts trying to make the film as enthusiastic as possible by adding the boldness, rawness and ruggedness. It worked but only to an extent.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Written by Rajat Arora, the film is about a heist in the deserts of Rajasthan in the emergency era of the 1975. The Rajasthan backdrop did give the film an old look feel but that’s about it. The emergency era might have had nothing to do but still worked well with the film. Also, the heist part wasn’t explored much.
And the film continued to be such a balance of negative and positive, one good scene was followed by another bad one.
The script is averagely written and averagely edited but it’s the one liners that work. Most of the plot is unconvincing and unenthusiastic, but the suspense and the forced machismo stunts kept pouring in. Deceit and double cross was the soul of the film, one could sense the betrayal from a mile in the film, and it’s the “why” and “who” that kept us engaged.
One enjoys as it has almost everything a filmy masala entertainer would have, whistles may be plenty in your theatres, but the dissatisfactory hoots won’t be less either. Because there is no rational or believability, even some of the roles are so unbaked. The love angles are so unreal and quickly established. Even good cinematography by Sunita Radia couldn’t beautify the film’s flaws.
Actresses are ornaments in the film (except Ileana), and not just Sunny Leone, Esha Gupta too. If pretty faces were a concern then at least the makers should have focused on Esha’s role more so that it didn’t look irrelevant, which it totally does. Hence the actress acts averagely.
Ileana had a good role, she pulled it off well too, but again it lacked believability.
The surprise is how much more we ended up liking Sanjay Mishra and Emraan Hashmi’s fun roles more than Ajay Devgn’s intensity. Both the actors have the best one-liners in the film and makes this otherwise deserted film lively. Ajay Devgn is at his usual best, intense and spontaneous. Vidyut Jammwal looks good in his role and performed nicely.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Mere Rashke Qamar is a good song but not needed. No song was needed in fact. The background score by John Stewart Eduri on the other hand, added a lot of weight to the whole heist and suspense.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Since everyone is excited to see the duo Ajay Devgn-Emraan Hashmi back, the film might pull some crowd. Not for Ajay, not for action, not for the director, you’d like it more for Sanjay Mishra and Emraan’s role.