wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?)
Parvin Dabas directs himself well. And he gets a few scenes right, but other than that his debut as a director Sahi Dhande Galat Bande doesn't engage as a film with a social message ought to.Read more
There's an archaic law, which needs to be changed to be fair in today's times. The politicians and businessmen are taking advantage of the law and the common man is getting the raw end of the deal. The common man protests. The politicians and businessmen try to thwart the protest using the rulebook to their convenience. Sound familiar? And you thought there is only one such law that our country needs to be fixed. In this instance, we are not talking about an anti-corruption bill, in fact Sahi Dhande Galat Bande is talking about the laws related to Land Acquisition for public use. Unfortunately, it keeps it interesting only so much. And falls flat on its face with its simplistic solution.
Sahi Dhande Galat Bande is a mix of themes and styles. It's not that these things can't be mixed well in general, it's just that here, they didn't blend and flow well together. This is a film that makes huge spaces of lush green farms look rugged. Later you have a gun-fight in slow motion with whitewashed/bleached shots. Both stylizations work in their space but when put together in a film, they don't look like one product.
Sahi Dhande Galat Bande also tries to make a point. But, the point is ages old and there isn't a new way in which the film makes it. Fortunately, though the dilemmas the main character is made to go through are half-promising. And you are looking forward to how he is going to resolve it. It's a different matter that you are let down. But, getting there is fun and interesting.
The performances are all good and in character. If only, the writers dwelled a little more on characters other than the lead and brought out a little more color to their personalities. Because they looked like they had interesting facets, only we were not privy to them.
Maybe the only reason Sahi Dhande Galat Bande got me interested is the relevance of the topic is given this week's events in the country. I wonder what would have come of it if the release date wasn't coincidentally so close to Anna's protest against corruption. Surely, I doubt it has potential to ruffle too many feathers even now, because of the marketing budget constraints and the lackluster way in which it's done. But it might do well as the debut film of a director.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...All the actors are good, and talented, but they do not appear to be giving their all to their characters. This, again, is possibly the fault of the director, and the debuting youngster, Udit Khurana, mumbles and looks confused.... full review
Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Co-writer and director Parvin Dabas’s storytelling is self-assured, and his ability of telling a relevant story that’s also fun, is significant. ... full review
So-So, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...can be watched once but only with no expectations. The film has its fair share of goods and bads. can be watched once but only with no expectations. The film has its fair share of goods and bads. ... full review
So-So, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...The aforementioned glibness unfortunately also comes at the cost of establishing serious tension, as there no build-up for any of the tracks, or for a hard-hitting denouement at the end. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff : ...It must, however, be reiterated that Parvin demonstrates a conscientious social-realist side to him and takes a stand -- that injustice won't be tolerated. For the same reasons, let's not judge him on the basis on this one film alone. ... full review
rajantina: nice watch. sahi dhandhe galat bande. highly recommend. @parvindabas
nigam_actor: frnds plz watch sahi dhande galat bande . It a meaningful story . Superb. 'badmas jarur hai par kaminey nahi...'
neena_k: Sahi Dhande Galat Bande! * * * ! Sahiiii!
namashi_1: Friends, Please Go and Watch @parvindabas Directed 'Sahi Dhande Galat Bande'. It's one winner of a motion-picture!
RjDhvanit: Not A Love Story - 1 mirchi Chatursingh - 0 mirchi Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande - 2 mirchi
Kiran_km295: Sahi dhande galat bande has it's heart in the right place. Good first effort from @parvindabas.
AlwaysTrishla: Watched Parvin dabas's directorial debut "sahi dhande galat bande" last nite. Good effot, well shot by dear frend Anshul Chobey
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