Saturday, February 5, 2011

YEH SAALI ZINDAGI (2011)

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!!!

Ratings-6/10

4 comments:

abhishek said...

kya yaar, dil tod diya....
u know, last time i went to a movie hall was back in september....jo bhi movie nikal rahi hai, either i have the intuition ki ye sadi hui hai, ya fir apka and other critics ka review muje jaane nai deta.

i was looking forward to watch it this sunday :D....

anyway, i would try to break my exile now...ye sali zindagi might be the lucky one :)

Mitul said...

Hey dear,I tried to read a review of yeh saali zindagi..But i cant.I think u should change the bckground of it....

HIREN DAVE said...

@Abhishek

dear, you should thank me for saving your hard earned bucks and relaxing time! Anyway i don't feel the kind of Sudhir Mishra touch in the film; perhaps he experimented lot of Kashyap-Bhardwaj sort of cinema with loads of dark humor, situational blunders and characters hard to emote with except Irrfan. The best way to enjoy it is paying your ears to the dialogues- so striking so original!!!

@Mitul
either you change your specs or your crashed monitor!

Kalpesh Bhatt said...

Bollywood is strikingly becoming bold now even in terms of vocal expression. F word is a common use. Even heroines have turned vacal in saying words like G**d as Rani does in No one Killed Jessica. In Fas Gaye re Obama, Neha Dhupiya says,'utne ki thukai nahi hoti jitne ka ghaghara fat jaye'. Striking isn't it?