|WAISA BHI HOTA HAI 2|
Starring Arshad Warsi, Prashant Narayan, Sandhya Mridul, Anant Jog, Pratima Kazmi, Suchitra Pillai, with Mahima Chaudhury and Maria Goretti Warsi.
Direction : Shashanka Ghosh
Music: Abhinav Dhar and Vishal-Shekar
eash passing day the face of Indian films is changing......WAISA BHI
HOTA HAI PART 2 tackles a serious theme like the underworld which has
been witnessed time and time again...but laces it with wit, humour, a
superb narrative technique and above all some wonderful performances
which make the film a definite must-see and although it may not be a
classic it certainly is step in the right direction.
film revolves around Puneet (Arshad
who is trying to get over the fact that his brother was a underworld
don who recently got shot dead. Puneet goes out with a hard headed cop
and one night after a argument Puneet is kicked out of home. While
spending the night on the park bench Puneet manages to save the life
of Vishnu (Prashant
happens to be one of the biggest underworld figures in Mumbai. Despite
initial apprehensions the two become close friends and slowly start
spending more time together. Puneet learns that even though Vishnu is
a killer...he has a heart of gold.
the other hand their friendship doesn't go well with Vishnus boss
Bhau(Anant Jog) who feels that Puneet is influencing the way that does
his work. To add to that rival ganglord Gangutai(Pratika Kazmi), whose
only aim is to kill Bhau tries to use Puneet to achieve her goal....
Puneet go back to his regular life or will he be stuck on the wrong
side of the law forever? The answer to this question forms the crux of
may sound like a regular run-of-the-mill gangster film on paper is
enhanced by its direction and treatment all together making it a fresh
and watchable movie.
credit for this must go to debutant director Shashanka Ghosh.
Ghosh presents the stark realities of the underworld without
glorifying the underworld....also most movies of this genre tend to
get a bit too grim with all the realities...but the manner in which
Ghosh directs the movie is punchy and not once does it get boring. The
narrative is laced with humour and wit which makes the film one of its
kind in its genre. The voiceover effect throughout the movie proves to
be very effective.
a director Ghosh knows what he is doing and is a extrenely able
director. He directs the movie with technical flair and his sense of
command over the medium is commendable. The friendship between Vishu
and Puneet is well depicted and is the best part of the movie. Also
the Gangutai track and the hot/cold relationship with Puneet and his
girlfriend is well canned. One just wishes the track between Bhau and
Vishnu was more developed since that seems half baked.
story of the movie is a mixed bag..at times one feels that it could
have been with some originality since the movie abounds in cliches
despite its handling..well at others one wishes that Ghosh hadn't been
so self indulgent. The whole Part 2 angle of the movie fails to
connect with the viewer and ditto for the whole gang of drunken
sardars who fail to evoke any laughter and leaves the viewer feeling
terms of performances the movie is great.
Warsi is one helluva underrated actor and once again he proves
that here. His sense of comic timing is brilliant and his dialogue
delivery is impeccable. Although he may
not have the conventional film "hero" looks his
ability to make the viewer feel at ease with his loving personality
and the manner in which he depicts a common man who the viewer can
easily identify with makes Warsi a performer to watch for. His
performance here certainly rates as his best to date and he holds the
film together. He has a magnetic screen presence and his comic scenes
are a riot. Just witness the scenes between Warsi and Kazmi which are
just brilliant. His emotional scenes are also spot on and Warsi goes
through the varying shades of his character with ease.
Narayan repeats his act from CHHAL! No doubt Narayan is a A Class
actor who is full of talent...but playing the same role twice will
ensure that he will get typecast. Nevertheless Narayan manages to
leave a impact with a natural performance...with the right director
Narayan could come up as a character actor.
Mridul does well with her small role. Although her screentime is
small she makes her presence felt. Anant
Jog is excellent to say the least. He enacts his part with utmost
conviction and one wishes that his track and the relationship he
shares with Vishnu was more developed.
Kazmi is extremely BELIEVABLE in her role of Gangutai. She manages
to evoke fear with her cold evil eyes and her loud garish voice and
comes out flying colours. Although she played a similar role in YEH
DIL...it is no doubt she can play a role of this nature with 100%
conviction and come out flying colours.
Chaudhury is wasted in a small guest role and its pointless to
have her in the movie. Maria Goretti Warsi sizzles in her dance
the film is upto mark. Camerawork by Andrew Menezes is snazzy and
are natural and well written.
the film is also above average. SAJNA NAHIN LAGDA TERE BINA,
and JISM are both visually striking and easy on the ears but
the best song is the ALLAH KE BANDHE qawalli which has a mesmerising
effect on the listener.
up WAISA BHI HOTA HAI PART 2 is definetly worth a dekkho for its
direction and performances. The film
does consist of a few flaws but those can be overlooked since
this is a brilliant effort from a first time director...lets just hope
that Ghosh picks a more orignal story next time
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