Contract - Notepad

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

In broad terms, it's a 'been there seen that' underworld movie. The regular Ram Gopal Varma style of covering gangsters and their lives. But it has a certain rugged feel about it and the sub-plots and side characters are fresh which can make a good DVD watch.

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Plot Summary

Aman (Adhvik Mahajan) is an army man who comes face to face with Sultan (Zakir Hussain), a terrifying terrorist. Sultan chillingly explains how he is happy because he has a mind of his own and knows his aim of life. Aman, though not convinced is willing to give Sultan the benefit of doubt. He leads a peaceful life until one fine day...

What Worked

  • The opening sequence between Aman and Sultan.
  • The focus on eyes. Especially because Adhvik has lovely eyes.

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

  • Lines given to Aman's daughter! She looked about 4-5 years old. The use of words like 'politics' and their appropriate usage sounded too heavy for her age.
  • The RD gang was pretty easily convinced about Amaan's background.
  • The martial arts show-offer member of RD's gang. It felt like he existed in the script for the sole purpose of the one cool line that was a dig on him.
  • The I have a hangover kind of a feeling given to Sultan's character.
  • The phone call set-up Amaan uses to save himself from a corner - seemed too easy to be true.
  • The exchange between Aman and Iya is shot as if its out of a horror movie. Didn't work entirely for me.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Was Aman living in a chawl? With air conditioners in every room?