Shraddha not only plays the Queen of Mumbai, but is the Queen of the film too
Haseena Parkar, a character that’s shown to be brave hearted and straight forward in the film, we too want to be the same and get one thing straight.
We are almost over biopics, we are most certainly done with don films, we are definitely over films that are just filmy and not an inch believable.
This film belongs to the list of weakest gangster crime biopics, and is strong only and only because of Shraddha Kapoor.
Watch it If you like -
Shraddha’s act is super skillful
But Beware of -
Lack of grip, The script is faulty and hence everything is so filmy and unconvincing
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Remember the film ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ based on underworld gangsters Maya Dolas and Dilip Buwa, when you compare that with this film, it’s hard to believe it’s the same director. Well comparisons aren’t fair, but the execution was so faulty in the film that we had to.
Don’t believe us: Watch the courtroom scene where the judge is smiling for no reason, if you plan to watch the film. Audiences with us broke out in laughter in that scene, which is a bad case since it is supposed to that intense and strong film.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Written by Suresh Nair, we hope that the story was authentic since it’s a true story, but as for the script, it is totally exaggerated.
Given that it is a biopic, the screenplay could have been powerfully gripping. It just needed some major events, a good narration and crisp editing. But it is far away from all that.
Rather the script just had good one-liners (which we heard in the trailer too) acted in the filmiest way. Solid one-liners don’t make for good dialogues. And dialogues are the King of gangster sagas, how can the writer forget that.
The past-present story-telling though a common technique now, was good, but somewhere wasn’t making any sense. Because the script wasn’t convincing; why would a court room drama continue with just debate, and that too repetitious debate. In fact, after a point, the whole film felt repetitive, narration jerky, and flaws started to surface. Though the whole Bombay feel has been created nicely, Shraddha’s forcibly slow dialogue delivery and even those long retro men hairstyle started to pinch.
The best part about the movie was its ending, the last scene said it all (or well left us guessing) and made an impact. That’s how the whole film should have been, crisp and incisive.
The best-est part though is Shraddha’s performance.
No matter how good the actors were, every actor was a miscast for the movie.
Except Shraddha Kapoor and the two lawyers. Shraddha was just phenomenal. Though her make up looked fake, but not her act. Her expressions were tremendous, though the dialogue delivery went a little overboard with the same tone, but that was something the director should have noticed. Her body language ranged from fierce to dormant, as per the shades of her role.
Siddhanth Kapoor as Dawood Ibrahim acted well but didn’t quite fit in the role. His being an equally important role, either he was a miscast or the director didn’t attention in crafting the role.
Ankur Bhatia as Ibrahim Parkar was good in performance, but when you see the real-life person, you wonder about miscast again.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Music is average, not required anyhow in a film like this. The background score is intense and impactful and repetitive.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
If only the script could rise above the ordinary and match her Shraddha’s performance, the film would have been convincingly ‘haseen’.