Ludo Movie Review: An Intriguing Game And Exceptional Players Bring Home A Winner For Anurag Basu
Anurag Basu sets off a series of misadventures in the life of all players when Sattu Bhaiya goes and kills off a local builder. The incident witnessed by Rahul ( Rohit Saraf ) leads him to be picked up by the him while Pink y’s (Fatima Sana Shaikh) husband gets arrested for the murder. She then reaches out to her high school admirer Aalu to help release her husband. On the other hand, Sattu Bahiya’s right hand man Bittu ( Abhishek Bachchan ) gets released from prison only to find his wife and daughter have moved while Akash (Aditya Roy Kapoor) a ventriloquist seeks Sattu’s help in getting rid of sex tape with Shruti ( Sanya Ma lhotra ) a girl he was dating earlier who getting married to another man in five days.
It takes time to set the pace of this game as the players try to find ways to get out of their individual issues crossing paths at various points in the movie. Ludo at no point losses it's intrigues as it puts together pieces of the puzzle and Anurag Basu truly deserves a pat on the back for managing all these players exceptionally well. Colors representing each player attribute not just to the theme but represent the nature and story of each character too.
Ludo is breezy but encased in dark humour. It puts a lot on the audiences’ plate including a subplot about morality and a whimsical outlook at life that the narrator (Anurag himself) sets the tone for. There’s thrill, emotion, drama, humour and romance tightly packed together with an absurd climax where the key players strive to survive.
Abhishek Bachchan, Fatima Sana Sheikh , Rajkummar Rao , Sanya Malhotra deliver exceptional performances but Pankaj Tripathi walks away with the cake, enjoying every bit of playing Sattu as he could. The youngest member of the cast Inayat Verma as Mini is truly a revelation and will make you fall in love instantly.
Ludo is long but doesn’t let you down even for one minute. All the players in this anthology work together to bring home a winner for Anurag Basu.