Ye Saali Zindagi - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

It's quirky and funny. It's twisted and largely unpredictable. It's pacy and just the right amount of overwhelming. It is dark and carries off a style of its own. Frequent flashbacks make whacky situations even more intriguing. And Irrfan Khan and Chitrangda Singh are as reliable as ever in keeping your eyes glued to the screen when they are on. Alas, this is also accompanied with some silly animation, choppy flow and too many characters with almost none developed in detail. And yet, it is something you should watch, if not immediately, in the future for sure.

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Plot Summary

Arun (Irrfan Khan) is in love with Priti (Chitrangda Singh). As life would have it, Priti gets mixed up with people from the underworld and Arun can't but keep himself from trying to help.

What Worked

  • Priti's apology to the goons.
  • The comment on administration being ancestral property of our politicians.

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

  • A few of the lines sound awkward, maybe because they try to stick to one language in one sentence and thus end up using words that one wouldn't use in everyday language.
  • How come Bade says 'uski maa meri maa' about Chhote's mom, when they are half-brothers.
  • Chhote was a rather random character.