Since ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, Sudhir Mishra hasn’t made anything striking. His last film ‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’ released a month ago almost a year after it was leaked on internet and watched by his audience much before its release. Yeh Saali Piracy!!! Anyway here he again comes with a new film starring Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh and his favorite Chitraganda Singh. He messed the film in introducing too many characters in the first half, stretching disjointed storyline stuffed with nagging and uncontrolled narration with excess of blunder and loads of dark humor. The crime and romance of two protagonists kicked on screen (and audience’s head) like football. The kidnapping and ransom drama is so stretching that you lose your patience to see its aftermath. But amid all these he brought to screen a striking film after long run on different ground. He brought to screen the lost face of Purani Delhi and it’s underbelly with moments of authentic black humor in all its notorious northern flavor.
For me the only reason to sit and finish the film is neither Mishra nor Chitrangada or impressive Arunoday and always up to the mark Irrfan Khan who here too delivered what we expect from him. The real hero of the film is Manu Rishi who penned some of the most striking and authentic northern street hindi which you’ve never heard on hindi film before. One has to give profanity of words an excuse to enjoy it fully where ch**tiya and bahe***od are used as fullstop and comma in almost every lines. Have you ever heard the line like ‘Ise kahte hai udta teer g**nd me le liya’ ever before!!! It’s cult film as far as dialogues and dark humor are concerned; the rest is all bad chronicle. I bet if anybody can tell the whole story with all twists and turns of the film to anyone after coming out of cinema hall, may be not even Mishra!!!