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Right Yaaa Wrong

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quick review:

An engaging story is told using a number of clever twists. The intelligent outwitting however is let down by some awful performances and a rather slowed-down pace.

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Director: Neerraj Pathak
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Crime, Revenge, Thriller
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You are out for dinner with a few friends. One of them is a little upset because of something that happened during the day. He gets irritated by something the waiter does and bursts out in anger at him. The waiter had done something really petty, something wrong but not a big deal. What will you do? Join in with your friend? Defend the waiter because it was not really his mistake, but this means you are going against your friend. This is only a minor version of the dilemmas Right Yaaa Wrong presents. The story moves along interestingly and is thought-provoking. If only, it was a tighter and had better performances, it would be a must watch.

I completely enjoyed how as an audience, I really didn't know whose side I was on. Both seemed right and both seemed wrong. Both evoked my sympathy, I wanted both to win. And all of this together kept me involved, engaged.

Sure, I wasn't 100% involved 100% of the time. First one to blame there is the choice of slow-pace for a genre that needs to be chop-chop. The other one is the lousy performances. Each one of them is performing perfunctorily. The dialogue delivery is extremely amateurish. Especially the bits in which the police officers are bonding in the beginning.

True, they are just setting the stage for bits and pieces to be used later. But the functional way in which relationships are put forward make them look manipulated and contrived together. So much so that the likes of Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma can't cover-up for the others.

These are huge minuses. So, the story had to take over that much more burden of making the film work. And it does. I enjoyed the back and forth and for me that was enough to make my trip to the theater worth it beyond this review. I enjoy court-room drama as much as I enjoy intelligent characters out-witting each other. They might not be the smartest turn of events but they had basic thought put in, which is conspicuous by their absence in many films of this day.

Yeah, I'm surprised too. I actually liked a film titled as lamely as Right Yaaa Wrong (especially the extra aa) starring Sunny Deol. Dancing, fuming, and all. But, this is what even a decent attention to story can do to me.

- meeta, a part of the audience

25 reviewers(?) - 14 yays 6 so-so 5 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, AOL INDIA : ...Truly, the screenplay is far superior to its execution. And that's entirely a comment on the above-average calibre of the writing.... full review

Thumbs up, by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice : ...‘Right Yaaa Wrong’ takes off rather ordinarily but slips into a tight strait as drama and suspense thicken up.... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Director Neerraj Pathak shows immense potential.... full review

Thumbs up, by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra : ...Writer turned director Neeraj Pathak’s handling of the script was flawless and extraordinary.... full review

Thumbs up, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Sunny Deol and Irrfan Khan come out with such powerful performances that this film is worth going miles to see... full review

Thumbs up, by Shweta Parade, IBN Live : ...Sunny Deol, too, delivers a wonderful performance, suitably mellow.... full review

Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Sunny Deol gets it right after a long time, a very restrained performance by the actor.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...Director Neeraj Pathak, besides being an exceptional writer, successfully establishes himself as a director with 'Right Yaa Wrong'... full review

Thumbs up, by Sampurn, real bollywoood : ...Writer turned director Neeraj Pathak (Pardes, Apne) makes a good debut as a director, showing no hints of being a first time director. His writing holds the interesting plot together.... full review

Thumbs up, by Preeti Arora, Rediff : ...Luckily there are no really dramatic scenes or lengthy dialogues (which are often his undoing) for him.... full review

Thumbs up, by Eye TV India Bureau , SmasHits.com : ...Though the script is good enough for making a movie, it suffers from lack of promotion. Isn't this sheer waste of good cast? ... full review

Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Konkona Sen Sharma, the bong beauty who enacts the character of Irrfan Khan’s brother Radhika, comes out with a winning performance. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...But more than the story, it's the performances that add meat to this small little film which comes unnoticed.... full review

Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, Zee News : ...the biggest flaw of the film is it’s first half, which is badly executed. ... full review

So-So, by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice : ...It hurts to type this, but Konkona is simply okay.... full review

So-So, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ...everything reduces to a farce at the preposterous ending... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Story has some shades from Dilip Kumar’s DAASTAN, Rakhee’s DHUAN and Rishi Kapoor’s KHOJ. But besides that it has its own uniqueness also... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Cleverly plotted and never revealing all its cards at once, the film is a smart thriller. And yet the director fails to deliver a tight, slick Bollywood entertainer on the lines of those Abbas-Mustan whodunits, because his treatment's so archaic.... full review

So-So, by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com : ...Even with its dowdiness and disturbingly half-baked logic that finally resolves its central moral conflict, Right Yaa Wrong is still surprisingly watchable, because the film mercifully sticks to its real point without digressing much.... full review

So-So, Radio Sargam : ...Deepal is good, Eesha seems to enjoy her role, Konkona looks out of place, Irrfan does his own thing, while Sunny looks old.... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...not exactly bad, but not much good either... full review

Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ... The supposed suspense in the first half is as lame as its protagonist with a perceptible double-cross at the interval point.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kshitij Mehta, J.A.M : ...Director Neeraj Pathak pens a good plot but a shoddy screenplay. The film itself is not exciting enough, except for certain parts. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...To justify a murder through an emotional monologue in the end is unacceptable.... full review

Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...The kindest thing you can say about Sunny is that he is not made to shout here.... full review

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23 readers - 15 yays 8 so-so 0 nays

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So-So, by eavedrop44 : 80

So-So, by Kevin : a good movie

So-So, by Mathews : Its an ok movie

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So-So, by mighty student : Something that is funny,but only for the first time.

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Ajay (Sunny Deol) an honest and brave police officer is paralyzed by a gun shot in one of the encounters. This is only the stage set for the dilemmas that betrayal and definitions of right and wrong can bring.

What Worked

  • What ever happened to the chaperon that came in with Ajay when he comes back after a successful visit to the doctor?
  • The lady in the champagne glass. Awesome!
  • The aerial shot of Goa at night. Very brief but different from how Goa is covered otherwise.
  • Use of 'koi haseena agar rooth jaati hai to'.

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

  • Irrfan Khan's salute to a constable. Priceless!
  • The songs.
  • The camerawork and editing.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Gunshots and the whole scheme is about planned murder.
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Love making scenes and adultery
  • Concept: Revenge for betrayal alongside the dilemma of what justifies a 'wrong' action, if at all
  • General Look and Feel: Pretty much serious.

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Running time:
135 minutes

Comments (10)

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I haven't seen the film yet. So can't comment on the review.
But I liked the last two lines of the review "Yeah, I'm surprised ..." :-).
Bollywood seems to be having a huge dearth of titles these days. "Right Yaa Wrong", "Mr. White Mr. Black", "Black and White", "Aagey se right" and so on :)

typical sameer, boring to the hilt. amitraj sung from heart but voice is pretty ordinary. i won't waste a penny on such stuff.

thanks for post.

I should tell you this, somewhere around I like Sunny Deol, he was the first action hero I saw in Ghayal. Of course, I know how his movies are nowadays - but hey, he was my childhood hero - give him a break!

When I saw Right Yaa Wrong, we were joking that he's gonna say "Tareek pe Tareek' in the courtroom, but hey, the movie was quite good - even if I yet to find out which computer program gives that kind of simulation shown.

@Samir such is life! :)

I would rip the waiters head off! ;) Just kidding......this movie does look very thought provoking.....I will have to check it out!

As Darshak said "Meri Aashao Ki" song was awesome and I very much enjoyed this song a lot.

In fact, very little has changed since that fateful day Manny's first hit porterhouse grill in 1988.

The film have received mixed reviews from critics. Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times and Rajeev Masand of IBN has panned the movie, while Nikhat Khazmi of Times of India and Taran Adarsh of DNA rated it above average.The film received an overall rating of 5/10.As of 28 March 2010, it was declared a disaster at the Box office.

I haven't seen this movie yet and planning to watch it. Anywya I haven't seen any movie these days since now a days good movie are rare. Anyway thanks for the review and will look forward for more. Could you write about Patiala House (Sorry, if I spelled it wrong)

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