Awarapan - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Nothing we haven't seen earlier - a criminal tries to mend his ways. Only this time he fails and gets another chance to do the right thing. A decent attempt at showing the psyche of a man who can kill without a thought. But nothing that cannot be missed.

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Plot Summary

A criminal tries to mend his ways. Only this time he fails and gets another chance to do the right thing.

What Worked

  • Shivam's insecurity when Aaliya prays.
  • The first scene between Mallik and Reema.
  • Every time someone tries to mock Shivam for going to extreme lengths just for a woman, you know he's doing it for his own redemption.
  • The fact that Shivam feels he owes Mallik an explanation. Though the lengthy dialogues damaged it a bit.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Awful choreography in the songs, even if it was intentional.
  • How come Reema is never aware of people following her, even if they are in the same room!
  • Or for that matter, how come Aaliya and Shivam don't see an entire village approaching them.
  • How come Reema leaves all doors to her home open, especially when she knows she's being followed?
  • Do they have waterproof phones in Hong Kong?
  • The coincidences!
  • The background score
  • How did the rifle appear on the terrace shoot out between Munna and Shivam?