Friday, 27th May 1:05 PM IST
Sandeep Bhardwaj is good, Lisa Ray is average and so is Usha Jadhav, RGV manages decent film
pathetic dialogues, poor screenplay, Sachinn Joshi continues to torture
Watch it for some real life thrills of notorious criminal
RGV delivered some forgettable films and some amazing films in past but his recent past has more dreadful films. Now he is back with 'Veerappan', a film based on notorious criminal.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
Film is about notorious sandalwood smuggler down south Veerappan (Sandeep Bhardwaj) who traumatised syste for over two decades. Film tells tale of operation to capture him which involved humongous effort.
Film has very interesting plot. Film remains in realistic mode with slice of life chilling moments. Film does hold interest after interval point but some inconsistent acting by Sachin Joshi and poor screenplay spoil it.
Performance wise, Sandeep Bhardwaj solely lifts the film. He walks like menacing guy, has right intensity and his nuances are perfect. Lisa Ray and Usha Jadhav are decent. Sachinn Joshi is pathetic.
Film has decent editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes fit the bill. Music is irritating.
Director Ram Gopal Verma delivers a compact film in terms of treatment and approach, easily couple of notches better than his recent efforts. He manages to keep you interested but poor writing coupled with few terrible performances pull the film down.
Film will release today and it will get decent reviews but it will get below par opening plus it has half dozen films at box office to compete with. Film will struggle to cross 10 cr at box office in order make a mark but that seems difficult.
Go for this one if you love the notorious man not RGV but Veera!