Artists: Siddharth Malhotra, Ritesh Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria
Director: Milap Zaveri
Movie type: action, drama
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Being a fan of larger than life cinema is a different thing and realizing it on screen is a different thing. Writer-director Milap Zaveri may be a lover of larger-than-life cinema and that is why he brought the same journalist on screen as Marjawan, but regrettably his lack of conviction and execution was lacking. Despite mixing all the hits of 80-90s films, he has missed making a strong masala film.
Tanker Mafia King like Anna (Nasser) to Raghu (Siddharth Malhotra) Was found near the gutter in childhood. Since then, Raghu grew up in the shadow of Anna and has been the right hand of Anna in all the dark exploits and bloodshed of the crime mafia. Raghu serves Anna at all costs, which is why Anna considers him more than his son, but Anna’s real son Vishnu (Ritesh Deshmukh) Hates Raghu. Being physically dwarf, he feels that despite being the real heir of Anna, the honor is given to Raghu. The entire colony wants Raghu, including bar dancer Arju (Rakul Preet) and Raghu’s three friends. Raghu’s life changes completely at that time, when she comes from Kashmir, a dumb girl Zoya (Tara Sutaria) get from. Raghu along with music lover Tara wants to move on the path of goodness, but Vishnu creates a situation that Raghu has to shoot his love Zoya at his hands. After Zoya leaves, Raghu becomes a dead corpse. At the settlement there, the oppression of Vishnu increases. Will Raghu avenge the death of his love Zoya to Vishnu? Will he save his friends and township from the atrocities of Vishnu? You will know this after watching the film.
We have also seen the story of writer-director Milap Javeri who has woven the story with all the emotions like Pyaar-Mohabbat, Badla, Qurbani. At the interval point, the hero’s murder of his heroine seems a new thing, but due to the weak screenplay, it is unable to make its impact. The kind of larger-than-life characters Milap has put on screen, they seem shallow due to lack of credibility. In the film, heavy dialogues such as ‘I will beat you will die, will die from being born again’, ‘Jumme ki raat hai, badal ki baat, Allah bachaye tujhe meri war se’. All the emotional tracks in the story, the melodrama is coded in it. Action is strong.
The music of the film is being liked. Jubin Nautiyal sang in the music of Payal Dev, ‘Tum hi aana’ is melodious. It is at number two in Radio Mirchi’s Top Twenty list. In the music of Tanishq Bagchi, ‘Ek To Kama Jindagani’ by Neha Kakkar and Yash Narvekar in the vocals is at the fifth position in Radio Mirchi’s list of Top Twenty. Nora Fatehi looks beautiful in this remix song. Raghu’s role has been faithfully lived by Siddharth Malhotra, but his role lacks depth in its texture. Riteish as the dwarf Vishnu has managed to portray his villainy. He is able to show the complexity of his character on the screen. Tara Sutariya looks beautiful. He has done justice to his role, But his and Siddharth’s chemistry has not been able to color. Rakul Preet plays the role of a bar dancer. Ravi Kishan has been dismissed as Inspector. Nassar is remembered in the role of Anna. The collaborative cast seems very melodramatic due to the formation of their roles.
Why watch: Those who are fond of spice films of the 80–90 era can see Marjawan film.