When I had watched this movie some 2 years back, I used to think Ã¢â‚¬Å“why the hell this movie was banned?Ã¢â‚¬Â? and now when I watched it today, I asked myself the same question. I still do not know what was so bad in the movie which made our authorities to put ban on it.
Anyways, let me move directly to the point.
The movie is about bomb blast carried by Dawood Ibrahim / Tiger Memon in March 1993. The movie throws light on, how the blasts were planned and how police arrested 189 people. But while narrating the whole thing they somehow slowed down for no reason and movie became kind of monotonous for few minutes. Specially some of the scenes at the ending of 1st half and beginning of the 2nd half could have chopped down by few minutes. But apart from this, the movie was Ã¢â‚¬Å“AÃ¢â‚¬Â? grade movie.
What I liked most in the movie was, the way they have shown effect of blast on everyone, be it police (the frustration they had because of the work pressure), be it blast accused people (the frustration they had because of feeling of insecurity) or be it parents or relatives of accused (the fear they had on their face because they did not know what their son / brother is getting into).
The other best thing in the movie was: the homework. Very detailed research done and they have covered every minute detail related to blast. Everything from how the RDX was smuggled to how things were planned for the blasts.
Okay, time to sum up the things.
On the acting front, Kay Kay Menon (Police Inspector – Rakesh Maria) was impressive, 2nd character I liked most was of Pavan Malhotra (Tiger Memon). There was Dawood Ibrahim lookalike too (Vijay Maurya) but he did not have much to do. (There was no need to explore his character too)
On the music front, when there is Indian Ocean, there will always be freshness in the music. The music was fresh when I had purchased the CD (some 2 years back) and even now, it just makes you sing along with them. A very different kind of music which may not be liked by everyone. In short, Pure and fresh music.
On the story front, like I said earlier, things were going pretty well overall but I somehow felt, the movie needed a better editor.
So overall, I would rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Ã¢â‚¬Å“AÃ¢â‚¬Â? grade movie, I really wanted to give it 4 stars but the slow pace in some areas did not allow me to. But it is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“must watchÃ¢â‚¬Â? movie. Do not wait for DVD to arrive, watch it in the theatre.
Predicto Meter: The movie should do fair amount of business, word of mouth publicity will help the movie a lot.