Mohit Suri is a name that is synonymous with different films and great music. Sidharth Malhotra has amassed a fan following that is out of the world. Shraddha Kapoor is riding high on her success after the epic 'Aashiqui 2'. The expectations were that the film would generate a good response based on how the trailers looked.
Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Milap Zaveri, Tushar Hiranandani
Mohit Suri is a name that is synonymous with different films and great music. Sidharth Malhotra has amassed a fan following that is out of the world. Shraddha Kapoor is riding high on her success after the epic Aashiqui 2. The expectations were that the film would generate a good response based on how the trailers looked. The film released a soundtrack that was the perfect soundtrack for a film like this. But with the lead cast being relative newcomers and Ritesh Deshmukh going out of his comfort area of comedy, there was obviously some concern of how receptive the audience would be.
The film is about Guru, played by Sidharth Malhotra, who is quiet and intense…and a guy who stops at nothing when working for a gangster, Ceasar, played by Remo Fernandes. Guru is haunted by a past which will not leave his side. But when he meets the bubbly and optimistic Aisha, played by Shraddha Kapoor, things start looking up for him. They get married. But then, Aisha is attacked. Guru sets out to find the culprit. And in this journey, learns of the animal always inside of him.
The most interesting component of the film is the way it is told. It flips from the present to flashback and back again. Instead of being confusing, it is a fresh way of telling a story which keeps everyone on their feet. The way the story is depicted through the characters is very effective. While the film is extremely violent in nature, it is devoid of the gross gore that often accompanies serial killer films – and that works.
There are many memorable moments in the film. The dialogues are very memorable. The one continuous action sequence with Sidarth resonates with you for its perfectly pitched action. What is really convincing is the chemistry between Sidharth and Shraddha. The two look like they belong together.
Sidharth Malhotra will shut any critics up. I’ve always liked his acting but this role really tested his versatility. In one film, he must emote without many dialogues. His pent up anger and misery is portrayed so well by Sidharth. He looks very comfortable in what he is doing on screen. He has impressed me beyonwd belief.
Shraddha Kapoor is such a gorgeous woman and she is so easy to watch, in part because of how pretty she is, but because she is also so natural on screen. She fits into her character like a glove. She is not just a pretty face in the film and that is very important.
Ritesh Deshmukh. Wow. I won’t say anything more. You need to watch him. Shaad Randhawa is first rate. Aamna Shariff is very effective. Kamaal R. Khan is always a pleasure to watch on screen. Remo Fernandes and Asif Basra are very good. Prachi Desai makes jaws drop in “Awari”.
Must-Watch – hands down.