Engaging and Entertaining in parts
The film not only had a rock solid supporting cast, but also had the potential to be a great watch.
We have seen what a long running time can do to most films. This film is a victim of the same.
Because what could have gone wrong with a good cast and good story.
Let’s find out more…
Watch it If you like -
Good performances, Entertaining in parts
But Beware of -
Movie length played a huge hand in ruining an otherwise interesting film
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Written and directed by Rajiev Dhingra, who has made two lovely films in Punjabi, tried to give us the same warmth with this one too.
The feel was warm indeed, but not crisp.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
The whole setting of pre-independence era looked lovely and warm. One does realize that everything is a set-up, but the performances and lingo make it seem genuine.
The story is basically a love story with hints of comedy. It’s good that the freedom movement isn’t shown much in detail, but what the whole skirmish between Kapil Sharma, a Britisher and a Raja should have been used much for the film to be more interesting.
The story is sort of predictable and hence simple, so lack of crispness made it look like unprogressive and boring in parts. That’s the only issue in the film but that’s big enough to make the whole film wobble.
Kapil Sharma, also the producer, puts his image aside and tried to do something different, and well he totally succeeded. He acted really well and totally rocked the sweet-family-boy avatar.
Ishita Dutta as Sargi was innocently charming. Monica Gill as Princess Shyamali Devi was convincing in her role. Inaamulhaq as the friend was good in his role.
Edward Sonnenblick as Mark Daniel was very good in his part, so was Kumud Mishra as Raja Inderveer Singh. They both actually made the film interesting.
Rajesh Sharma and Aanjjan Srivastav as Lala Ji played their parts well.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Music was good, but full songs shouldn’t have been utilized in the film.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
The film has its heart in the right place, only if it had screenplay crisp and sorted, this could have been a lovely watch.