Marjaavaan Movie Review
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh
Director: Milap Zaveri
Marjaavaan Movie Review, Raghu (Sidharth Malhotra) Vishnu (Riteish Deshmukh) are the best contenders of Mumbai don Narayan Anna’s (Nassar) support. While Anna used Raghu, Vishnu is his natural son. From illegal water tankers to hustling racket, the gang is into all sorts of business, but ready till our lead boy falls in love with a quiet girl Zoya (Tara Sutaria).
There onwards, it’s a typical ‘80s attack drama package in the same old-fashioned way, which means a few dance bar songs, cheesy dialogues and a lot of bloodsheds. Be ready for some mythological sources on your access to the Ramleela animated climax.
So, the self-fed, self-made child strongman Raghu, who wants to pray to gods of all religions, has a couple of rather new traits:
The colours of his bandana keep changing, and he wants to stay a matchstick under his speech that comes out whenever he is angry. Zoya’s love is supposed to replace him because the regional ACP Ravi Yadav (Ravi Kishan) thinks so. Who says the policemen doesn’t believe in reforms! It’s a complicated matter that Raghu has already killed like 500 people in the full day by then.
You’ll also attend a couple of hero’s friends whose sole duty is to maintain hype about the central guy’s entry. Then there is a personal appearance by a bar actor Aarzoo (Rakul Preet), whose role appears higher than Sutaria’s. We can live with that, though. At most limited, there would be songs for entertainment.
Both Raghu, Vishnu like to speak in couplets. Consider these dialogues:
“Maarunga Ganpati pe, dard mitega Ganpati pe.”
Or, this one:
“Guzrega desh ki jis bhi gali se, madad-milegi, mango chaho Ya Ali se ya Bajrang Bali Se.”
There is fantastic fun too. A mute girl identifias ‘lady barfi.’ I recognise some of us might have smiled on it, but what about this one: Harmonica, oh my friend! Really! I thought movies are different than stand up comedy.
Marjaavaan also presents Ek Villain vibes, maybe because Milap Zaveri has addressed both. While Riteish Deshmukh did the highlight of the earlier film, he has been demoted to a caricature-like character this time. It must have looked a formidable figure on paper. Alas, Deshmukh was asked not to work so overboard.
Not that Ek Villain was a big film, but it had consequences. Marjaavaan is punctured directly from the beginning.
Blame it on our knowledge, but it seems Malhotra requires more time to come out of his straight boy next door image. After Jabariya Jodi, he has once repeatedly tried to look raw, rugged ‘tapori’ with a golden heart. It didn’t go then. It doesn’t work now.
There isn’t anything for Sutaria, Rakul Preet either as they have reduced to props. Till when would we keep giving leading women as damsels setting for the messiah? Of course, it’s the director’s choice to do a character positively, but the knowledge and milieu should change as per the time.
But it’s too important to ask for in a movie that shows a small boy eve-teasing small girls with a song & the ‘hero’ identifying a singer in him. Here, people gather to bombard each other with heavy-duty conversations and then to become drunk, dance in bars.
Otherwise, how would you pave the process for Nora Fatehi, who states, ‘Kal meri shaadi hai, Aaj aazaadi hai,’ before breaking into her now-famous dance club steps?
Don’t put your life at danger for just one film. Who knows if it’s named Marjaavaan on purpose!
News18 Rating: 0.5/5
Ntv Rating: 1/5
timesofindia.indiatimes Rating : 2.5/5