Saturday, 29 March 2014

Movie Review - Dishkiyaoon

Dishkiyaoon movie review: Harman Baweja tries hard but fails to pack a punch!


Finally Shilpa Shetty’s first production venture Dishkiyaoonhas hit the theatres.

Harman Baweja who is making his comeback in Bollywood with Sanamjit Singh Talwar’s directorial debut Dishkiyaoon has certainly improved as an actor. He is also seen flaunting his perfectly chiseled body which is indeed a visual delight in this otherwise not-so-great gangster film which also stars Sunny Deol, Prashant Narayanan and newbie Ayesha Khanna. So Dishkiyaoon starts off with Harman narrating his story to Sunny paaji while they both are playing snakes and ladder that too behind the bars. And we must say the makers have shot this whole prison episode quite innovatively coz until interval you won’t realise these two heroes are actually prisoners. Coming back to Dishkiyaoon’s story, Vicki’s (Harman) dream is to be a gangster. Yes, he always knew it. Even though he from a well off family, Vicki chooses to enter the mafia world and his only aim is to reach the top and dethrone the dons of Mumbai. And all this starts when Vicki meets Mota Tony (Prashant Narayanan) who is a mobster. While Tony believes in the power of bullet, Vicki believes he doesn’t need a gun to achieve his dream. The new age gangster mantra is – being smart is enough. Well, that’s what you get to learn from Dishkiyaoon. Sadly this funda didn’t work for us and nor it did for Vicki in the film. So the first half is all about how Vicki lands up in the world of drugs and sleaze. How he falls for a girl who is absolutely okay with his profession and most importantly why he is in prison.

In the second half, Vicki is out of prison and gets involved in a lot of illegal work like smuggling, making money out of toxic waste and what not. After Tony dies, Lakwa (Sunny Deol) helps Vicki climb the success ladder in the gangster-land. However, Lakwa’s unveils his true identity at the end. Is he a cop or a spy? Does Vicki succeed in his mission? Well, you need to watch the film for that.
Rating - 1.5/5