Priyadarshan is undoubtedly one of the most talented and
creative of directors that the country has today. Inspite
of several of his movies being inspired from Hollywood
flicks or remakes, he still manages to give it a style of
his own. And now, based on a marathi play
"BINDAHAST", Priyan brings to the screens a
movie with a female only cast, and no male lead
Now it is not everyday that you get
to see a director attempting something as daring as this,
and that too in the Indian cinema. Therefore expectations
So does Priyan live upto those expectations?
The movie dealing with close-bonded friendship as its central theme
kicks off showing the happenings around the
females college with two rival doing the showdown. One
being led by Jyothika, alongwith her best buddy Shabrani
Mukherjee, while the rival gang is led by Vashisht Arun
(singer Ila Arun's daughter).
Everything is fine and well with the college scene but
the story keeps moving with the girls cooking up a story
about some lover in London inorder to cancel Shabrani
However the problem starts with this man actually showing
up from nowhere and ringing up these girls. The stunned
girls are confused, puzzled. And finally when they do ask
him to show up at their hostel, they find the mystery guy
In comes Tabu as a cop and the rest of the movie is about
how these girls try to keep away from the cops while
trying to crack the mystery.
Well, the movie boasting of a powerful all-female cast
does not disappoint in the acting department. Newcomers
Vashisht and Shabrani all look great and promising.
Jyothika strikes it big and this will only further help
her already-soaring career. Tabu is great as usual
inspite of her role being badly written.
Music and the cinematography are the
movies biggest plus points.
Vidyasagar manages to give some
catchy numbers, and Jeeva's camerawork is certainly
classy. All of them is evident in the colourful and fun
filled first half.
The movie starts off so well and is really an engrossing
affair with all the college 'josh' and all, and with the
mystery guy popping and all. But with the girls on the
run, the script becomes weak and the director seems to
lose complete grip of the going ons. The movie is simply
made even complicated and ridiculous as the movie tries
to reach the climax point.
Director Priyan puts in some
unsuccessful attempt to give you the feel of a Hollywood
thriller. But what it ends up is an another time pass
Bollywood flick, and nothing more.
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