Deviation of Bollywood’s Serial Kisser
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Ashutosh Rana, Mrinali Sharma, Shriya Saran, Aashish Vidyarthi, Purab Kohli, Shaad Randhawa, Reehan Khan, Atul Parchure
Director: Mohit Suri
Showing at theatres near you
Dance bars, girls being deported at the dock, and amidst all this stands a tranquil Shivam (Emraan Hashmi). He works for Malik (Ashutosh Rana), who owns a chain of hotels in Hong Kong. However, there is another side to Shivam’s personality — an angry and violent character that resides within him, someone who does not bow down to others, which becomes one of the reasons for his growing number of enemies.
When Malik falls in love with Reema (Mrinali Sharma), one of the girls who has been brought from Pakistan, he orders Shivam to keep an eye on her. When Shivam meets her and sees her religious side, he is transported to his past...
The girl he had truly loved, Shriya Khan and her words, her efforts to try and change him
from an atheist into a believer in God...
The time that these two spent together has been captured beautifully amid palaces and deserts in India that serve as the backdrop.
The movie moves back and forth with his current life and past blended well together.
The storyline in the first half is certainly not the usual format one expects from an Emraan Hashmi movie, and it is a welcome change. The movie has also emphasised different
religions and the magnanimity of God.
However, as they say all good things must come to an end, and this comes true with the interval. Ten minutes into the second half and the freshness the movie generated is overlapped by the over-used Hindi film formula. It is a one-man army against the entire underworld and consists mainly of fights and shootings.
Unlike his previous movies Hashmi is not just limited to his usual extra-marital affairs and lip-locking scenes. He has given a good performance that will be remembered. Rana, as usual, does not fail to deliver and he has become the mean persona he plays.
Mrinali Sharma and Shriya Saran both prove themselves as competent actors. Saran’s sweet face and acting complements her innocent character. However, it is Sharma who convinces us with her noteworthy performance. Though restricted to a few scenes, Purab Kohli, who plays Rana’s psychotic nephew, displays his talent as a fine actor.
The music and songs will surely be booming at dance parties and some may be humming the slow tracks for sometime, but the numbers are not ones that one will learn by heart.