Kapoor (Aisha), Aamna Sharif (Sulochana), Prachi Desai (Special Appearance),
Kamaal Rashid Khan, Shaad Randhawa, Remo Fernandes, Asif Basra
Tiwari, Mithoon, Soch (Band)
Pictures, characterizes people with grey shades. People have good and bad
wolves within them, and ultimately, that wolf wins to whom they give more food.
Yeah, the movie is about two bad people, both of them are ruthless, heartless,
murderers. Both of them have their own stories to be so. One of them gives more
food to the good wolf and gets transformed due to love of his life, whereas the
other turns into a psychopath killer of females due to constant humiliation by
the love of his life and other females who cross his path. The good part of the
movie is that, in spite of the violent scenes (probably it was integral to project
this theme of the movie), the romance between two lead protagonists tones down
the violence in the movie.
has scrapbook of fancy and strange wish-list. And the day, her one great wish
is fulfilled i.e. to see her husband Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) settling down
with a job, tragedy strikes her in the form of a brutal villain who murders her
by throwing her out of the window. One might wonder that what more Mohit is
about to convey, since from the beginning frame itself, one can figure out the
whole concept of the movie. Basically, there is no suspense, a very much
predictable plot. What is to be seen is the approach taken by Mohit. How the
story unfolds after the catastrophe occurs?
blended intricately – parallel past and present tracks, which genuinely raises
the curiosity in the audience to understand how actually the events might have
unfold. Reverse narration happens: 2 years before at Goa. Guru is shown to be
ruthlessly killing a person. He is hot-headed, cold-blooded assassin working
for Goan Don Ceaser (Remo Fernandes). Aisha happens to see Guru in the lock up,
and immediately scribbles in her scrapbook another wish – to save a life. Aisha
starts following Guru, and tries to bring smile into his face through her
jokes. Aisha is successful in pulling Guru out of the darkness. Guru’s life
changes for the good. And when things start getting into track for both of
them, life seems blissful for them, Aisha is murdered.
Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh) is very convincing as the antagonist of the movie.
What a change from the usual set of ‘comical’ roles which he does. His expressions
absolutely suit his stone-hearted character. Riteish’ menacing act sends a
shiver down your spine. I remembered Ashutosh Rana of Dushman who was
know from the beginning that who killed Aisha, but what happens when Guru’s
hands reaches the collar of the murderer? How the confrontation happens? How
does Guru take his revenge? Does Guru manage to get even with Rakesh? Does Guru
return to his old bad world or continue in Aisha’s path of living?
Malhotra as Guru has proved again that he can carry a movie on his shoulders. He
emotes well. And his screen presence is also great. There is a scene, where,
Sidharth barges into a mental asylum, where people are watching Amitabh
Bachchan’s blockbuster Shahenshah movie, Sidharth’s image gets projected on
screen alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Was it a conscious effort on behalf of the
director to project the next Shahenshah of Bollywood?
Kapoor as Aisha is gregarious. Although she is natural, chirpy, sweet, at
times, she seems to take efforts. She has done her singing debut in this movie
with the song ‘Galiyan…’. A very good effort. She is the only character in this
movie who brings smiles on our face.
movie has its own set of flaws. Aisha’s wishes on the scrap book are her last
wishes, she is dying. But what is her illness, script doesn’t cover that.
Another astonishing thing which needs to be researched and further studied is:
can a constant humiliation from spouse / or the ones whom we love so much, make
one a psychopath, obsessed with killings. This is not convincing enough. All
those scenes where Sulochana (Aamna Sharif) keeps on ridiculing her husband or
nagging make the movie a bit boring, although these scenes are the
justification for shaping Rakesh’ brutal character. The complexities of various
characters are not justified properly.
yes the relief is the romantic moments between Guru and Aisha, although, I wish,
the relationship could have been explored beyond just sharing jokes. The song ‘Kisi
Shayar ki Gazal’ covers wonderful moments of togetherness of Guru and Aisha and
also Guru’s efforts in fulfilling Aisha’s wish-list one by one.
songs like Galliyan, Banzara are also soulful and good.
scenes are not required at all: Guru’s friend Brijesh (Kamaal Rashid Khan)
slapping his wife in front of Guru, when she did not bring ice along with the
drinks. And the obnoxious Brijesh says that slapping one’s wife is the only way
middle class men can get rid of their frustration.
Dialogues which are noticeable: Don Ceaser tells Guru that “Maut ko gale lagane
ki vajah dhundhne ke bajay jeene ki ek vajah dhundho” (though, how unlikely of
a don to say this, but a good one indeed). Aisha telling Guru: Kisi ke hamdard
jab tak nahi banoge tab tak hum dard se aur dard hum se juda nahi ho sakta.
messages, though heard off, are good: Darkness can be removed with light only. Even
a villain can be transformed with love. One’s pain would reduce, if he / she is
able to share other’s pain. Last but not the least, what we give to the
society, that would come back to us. If we give good, definitely good will come
back to us…and if we give bad, no doubt, bad will come to us.
the movie says, every person is a story in himself / herself. ‘Just Watchable’.