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About punishing the bad guy and showing the middle finger to the law

  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah (6,979 DM Points)

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    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - December 11, 2014 6:06 PM IST
    3.5DM (1116 ratings)

    Verdict - Can be seen even though it offers some bizarre and unrealistic solutions to problems of common man.

    UngliWatch trailerRelease date : November 28, 2014

    The script of this movie is based on the everyday wish of the common man who wants swift and appropriate punishment for the corrupt and the wrong doers. The issue raised is similar to Rang de Basanti not so surprising since it is from the same writer. So far so good but what could have been an aggressive crusade with some realistic solutions turns out to be a half baked exercise giving some puerile, outrageously bizarre solutions to the problems which are not realistic at all.

    The logo of the film is middle finger pointing upwards, a universal symbol of defiance and intimidation. With a better screenplay, dialogue and some inspired acting the film could have made a better impression.

    So we have a group of 4 vigilantes ( Randeep Hooda, Kangana Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi) who are out to kick the bad guy's ass , film the punishment and put it on TV to serve as a deterrent. After identifying the offender, this group moves out at night to nab and punish him. Theirs is a surreptitious and nocturnal exercise. Sure enough the cops don't like it and they depute ACP Sanjay Dutt to catch the group.

    Somewhere in the scenario is another cop Emraan Hashmi, and TV reporter Neha Dhupia.

    The film takes up current issues like babus asking bribe for releasing pension, transport authority issuing driving license for money without checking, auto driver refusing fare, rash driving, road rage, corruption in police department for transfers etc. These have been tackled well but the solutions lack credibility.

    Director Rensil D'Silva has made an interesting film but the solutions to issues are far fetched and not practicable. To make things worse the film has some dialogue which is inane and pedestrian. One gem compares the dandi march of Gandhiji with the power of the policeman's danda. Some similar sequences bring down the film and the credibility comes in question. The organized corruption in the police department is also shown in an unconvincing manner.

    All actors including Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Neha Dhupia are just adequate and hardly look inspired. Maybe they found the characters not so convincing and the solutions unrealistic.

    Music is vibrant with some good songs. The item number of Emraan and Shraddha Kapoor is done well. The photography is helpful with some good shots of night effect.

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