Banner: T-Series & Emmay Entertainment
Producers: Nikkhil Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Monisha Advani, Divya Khosla Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh, Ravi Kishan
Director: Milap Zaveri
Running Time: 135 minutes
Review By: Manisha Karki
Marjaavaan is all about making a choice between love and duty, where the main protagonist Raghu (played by Siddharth Malhotra) gets stuck between his true love and loyalty.
The film starts with the introduction of the main character Raghu where he enters and fights with the rival gang as he is the right hand man to water mafia don Anna (Nassar). Anna has a son who is the main antagonist in the story named Vishnu (played by Riteish Deshmukh).
In the story, as Anna sees Raghu as his adopted kid and loves him more than his own kid, Vishnu becomes rival to Raghu and and makes his mission to destroy the latter’s life.
The film also stars Tara Sutaria as Zoya in the film who can not speak but manages to win Raghu’s heart.
But there is a twist in their love story. As seen in the trailer, Zoya dies and since then everyone is curious to know, ‘Raghu ne Zoya ko kyu mara? To know that, you have to watch the film.
The conflict between Raghu and Vishnu is the crux of Marjaavaan. A vengeance story that pits loyalty against blood, and love against everything else.
Milap Zaveri has done a good job in the direction. The editing could have been better as there were few scenes that seemed unwanted. One strong point that makes it a mass entertainer is the film’s dialogues. The dialogues are very well written. The cinematographers have done an excellent job and they have truly succeeded in showcasing the 80’s era. The music is another plus point of the film. Tum Hi Aana has become an instant chartbuster and is a soulful track that can’t be missed.
Talking about the performances, Ritesh Deshmukh as Vishnu, a dwarf, has done an outstanding job. His character is very strong and at no point in the film, he feels bad about his physicality. Sidharth Malhotra has performed his action sequences very well in the film. His performance reminds us of the 80’s hero where there is anger in hero’s eyes and heavy dialogues in the story. Rakul Preet as Arzoo is decent as she has a guest appearance with not much to offer. Ravi Kishan as ACP Yadav sticks to his character well.
Milap Zaveri’s directorial is packed with action, romance and dialogues. This weekend, enjoy this mass entertaining film with your family and friends.