Starring Sharad Kapoor, Payal Rohatgi,Hyder Kazmi, Millind Gunaji, Sadhu Meher, Govind Namdeo, Nirmal Pandey, Rakhee Sawant, Mukesh Tiwari and Anil Nagrath
Music: Nikhil Vinay
ReViewed by Akshay Shah
films is a genre that has been done to death after the release of
SATYA which sparked a chain of films. Bollywood was introduced with
some classic gems like Mahesh Manjrekars VAASTAV-The Reality and Ram
Gopal Varmas COMPANY to some stinkers like FOOTPATH and SUPARI which
failed to live upto expectations. PATTH was a film which had no star
value and was said to be a realistic and stark look at the
underworld...sadly its a cliched and dull look at the underworld done
to death by Bollywod time and time again and offers nothing new.
road has no U-Turn...Only dead end! Mumbai the hub of the underworld,
is a world that thrives on terror. It is a world of betrayl! No don
can run his empire without the force of shooters and hitmen....
tells the story of three disgruntled youths sick of the bullying by
the local dons around them....the three soon decide to pick up the gun
themselves and in the process rip apart the very foundations of the
storyline of PATTH is very similar to Mazhar Khans cult classic GANG
although the treatment is very similar to a 80's flick.
a director Shivram Yadav has manage to capture the essence of the
Mumbai underworld with authenticity and manages to add a certain
amount of realism. The characters he portrays onscreen are very much
real and no glamour has been added to them. Their crude behavious....the
violence that surrounds their lives has all been done extremely well.
Sadly Yadavs biggest fall is
originality as the film proceeds like every other gangster film. No
technical flair, no performances that blow the viewer away, and no new
twists in a oft repeated
tale make the film below the mark.
terms of performance Sharad Kapor makes a honest attempt at a role
which was perfected by Sanjay Dutt in films like VAASTAV, KABZAA, NAAM
and HATHYAR! He has screen presence but needs to work on his dialogue
Meher and Hyder Kazmi as the 2 buddies lend adequate support. They
fail to leave a mark and fail to build a bond with the viewer hence
their performance lack the desired impact.
the other hand the rest of the supporting cast are ace.
Namdeo plays his Underworld Don act to perfection. He has perfected
these sorts of roles in the past and here he gives a commendable
account of himself although he was much better in MARKET with exactly
the same role.
Gunaji is menacing in his role and he leaves a mark. He has the right
look required for his role and I wish directors would sign him for
more films as a baddie. Just witness his performances in FAREB and
for Nirmal Panday who lives the role of the dreaded Bhullar. The
scenes involving him provide the grittiest and hard hitting scenes in
the movie. His death scene is also well canned.
Tiwari is average in a role that doesn't require much at all. His role
is similar to that played by Paresh Rawal in SATYA and Mohanlal in
COMPANY. It is good to see that he can play a positive role with the
same amount of confidence as he does negative.
female cast don't have much to do at all. Payal Rohatgi is a poor
version of Namrata Shriodkor in VAASTAV. Rakhee Sawant doesnt have
much to do at all. The rest of the cast are below the mark.
Technically the musically the film is below the belt.
up PATTH is a film that is worth a miss. Even the most ardent fans of
the genre will have a difficult time sitting through the movie because
of its lack of unoriginality. The film manages to capture and mood and
ambience of the Mumbai Underbelly...but fails in every other
department. And it is possible to make a watchable low budget Gangster
flick..just watch AVGAT!
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