The Film Emotional Atyachar - Notepad

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quick review:

Emotional Atyachar is a quirky, dark, humorous, non-linear, connect-the-dots, pulp-type fiction. With performers like Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Abhimanyu Singh, Ravi Kissen, it's short, but not-so-sweet fun.



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Plot Summary

It's a circular story which runs through a businessman who is dumped by a potential investor who wants to invest in a casino instead the owner of which owes a local don money who has hired two corrupt policemen to extort the money one of whom likes the casino-owner's girlfriend who is trying her best to dupe everyone around for the money which is actually robbed by a wannabe goon and two of his dysfunctional assistants whose van is spotted by the businessman. And there is a bag full of money in the middle of all this.

What Worked

  • E.T.'s picture at the back of the car. Added to the intentional spooky feel brilliantly!
  • Goti's last expression.

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

  • What kind of a smallish project was Vikram Jaiswal trying to get funds for? The small bag of money all these people were running after couldn't have held more than 500 wads of 100, 1000 Rupee notes. Maximum 5 crores? Mind you, Vikram is introduced to us as a businessman whose name has brand worth.
  • An intelligent businessman opens a bag in an abandoned vehicle on a lonely highway in pitch darkness?
  • The narrator's identity isn't shown at all, it's kind of disconcerting. Also, his voice comes and goes pretty much randomly.
  • The Gujrati guy loses his accent and stereotyped style of talking as the film progresses.
  • Vikram Jaiswal's irritation with Sophie as if she's been annoying him for a few hours now.
  • Where did Vikram get the gun from? And why did he not use it earlier?