Feature Name: Malang
Directed By: Mohit Suri
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Elli AvrRam, Amruta Khanvilkar, Keith Sequeira, Vatsal Sheth, Shaad Randhawa, Prasad Jawade
Run Time: 134 minutes
Review By: Grinell Jacinto
Another Mohit Suri film based in Goa, Malang follows the revenge story of Advait (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Sara (Disha Patani). Advait and Sara, leave their family behind and head to Goa to relax and chill. The two meet at a rave party, become friends and fall in love gradually. One unfortunate day, they fall prey to the wrong doings of the police. What follows is their revenge against the wrong doing.
Talking about acting, Kunal Khemu is the surprise package in the film and shines as bright as the Christmas star. His portrayal as Micheal Rodriguez is evil, raw, crazy and on point. Kudos to the actor – we wonder why he isn’t given much more exposure in Bollywood!
The next best performance in the film undoubtedly is Anil Kapoor. He is much more that what is shown in the trailer and he hit the nail on point from the start till the end. Aditya will make you drool every time he does bare-body. Disha does a little better job in comparison to her earlier outings.
The supporting cast is a beautiful coop and Elli AvrRam is a star. Right from her diction, to the accent, to playing the role of a drug addict to the T – she just steals the show. Keith Sequeira, Vatsal Sheth, Shaad Randhawa and Prasad Jawade too do their role justice. Though Amruta Khanvilkar has a pretty small role, she makes you feel her pain and suffering.
The music is good and will stay with you even after the film ends. Kudos to cinematographer Vikas Sivaraman for capturing the beauty, serenity and wild side of Goa like a pro.
Mohit Suri who has given us hit like Ek Villian, Aashiqui 2 and Hamari Adhuri Kahani doesn’t seem to be at the top of his game. The film is mediocre in terms of direction and will give you feels of Mohit’s earlier films. That being said, the second half of the film is much more interesting than the first and is sure to keep you hooked till the last dialogue is uttered.
The story is okayish in the first half but amazing post the interval. Even though you get feels of Suri’s earlier films you stay hooked to know what will happen next.
We give Malang 3.5 stars especially for the performances of Kunal, Anil and Elli. You sure can catch the film in theatres this weekend with friends.
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