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

Too much of the same thing over and over again - loud music, close-ups. How many underworld sagas can we watch? It has good acting and good twists in the plots but they are not enough to warrant a trip to the theatre.

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Plot Summary

Suryakant (Randeep Hooda) is determined to get rid of the mafia in Mumbai. And he is not particularly interested in the means. He doesn’t mind doing what it takes. Meanwhile, Naidu (Zakir Hussain) has reentered the underworld scene and is trying to make his presence felt. In doing this he irks his ex-boss and current leader Khalid (Vinod Khanna). Naidu has the backing of Home Minister (Anant Jog) while Khalid is close to Devki (who has a strong hold in politics). How the all use each other to get what the need is what the movie is all about.

What Worked

  1. The characters are introduced by a voice over, very regular dialogue. But the sequences you see on screen create a huge impact and set the stage for the characters.
  2. The pace at which Suryakant eliminates a few members of the Khalid gang has come out very well. But, then they repeated it 5 times and spoilt the show.

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

  1. What kind of an inspector meets his informer in broad daylight at a public place? And to top it, the otherwise all-knowing gangsters don't catch the informer.
  2. Full cinematic liberty taken to show a dramatic shooting in a prison.
  3. In one scene, Suryakant has a vision of Khalid. How could that be? He hadn't even seen Khalid yet!

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.

  1. It is annoying when in such a tight plot just to establish the main characters, a side character does something really stupid! E.g., A small dealer does not know that it is silly to lie to Khalid. His character is made to do that just to make Khalid look scarier.
  2. It made me laugh when in one scene Suryakant was shaving his stubble and in the next scene he still had it!
  3. The sunlight was exceptionally bright in a scene where it was pouring cats and dogs.