influence from Macbeth are very
apparent in this movie. But I am going to ignore that and write only about this
film made by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
movie is about a Saheb (Jimmy Shergill) who had all the power but no money,
thanks to the roving eye of his late father. Saheb himself is no ‘doodh ka
dhula’ creature. A wife on the side and a mistress on the other, his life is a
dizzying mix of alcohol, 2 women and search for money. And not to mention, not
paying his debt. Choti Rani (Mahie Gill) is a woman gone mad due to loneliness
and insecurity. But as is revealed later, she was had asked for it by an
indiscretion on her part. Nonetheless, sorry and ignored by Saheb, she fears that the mistress Mahua will end up as the Rani as had happened
earlier with Saheb’s father. In all this enters Babloo (Randeep Hooda), a
double agent, who works for Saheb’s arch rival but is soon entangled in a
torrid affair with the Choti Rani, mistaking it for love. What follows is what
one has often seen. A woman getting her way and a man being used as her pawn.
movie is like a caramel cappuccino without the whipped cream. There is nothing
really wrong with it and you will surely not come out rethinking your decision
to buy the ticket, but without the delectable touch of cream you know that it is
missing something. The director does almost everything right but he just does
not do enough. Its like one of those romantic comedies that the production
houses churn out today. They just do enough to make sure that the audience
comes in and doesn't leave with a head ache. But they are not there to create
history. Just money and the 'hit' tag!
the movie, Mahie Gill needed more than just the sex scenes with Hooda and
pretending to go mad. Jimmy Shergill is good in his role but he is not given
enough to truly fill in his character. Even though the chances of you coming
across a broke prince on screen is rare in comparison to a yuppie-boy flashing
brands, the director should have made more of him. There is no background given
on his personal life and there is no depth to his estranged relationship with
Choti Rani. You don't know what is it that they shared and how they were before.
on the other hand is comparatively given more substance to work with. Even
though, the real reason for his actions in the movie are just brushed under the
carpet in the first 5 min. The guy has a low self esteem and even though
getting away from the jail is the real reason he enters the Haveli, his attraction
towards Choti Rani and everything else is to gain power to attain her. This
kind of complex setting, and the only thing Dhulia
does with it is just put it together? There could have been so much more...
songs are a distraction and should have been avoided. Everyone is actually
just fine. They do everything they were told, i assume. But i guess great
cinema, needs a little more! A tad bit more....
is also Deepal Shaw in the movie. I did not know that she could act. She was
the real surprise package.