Malang which releases tomorrow is the surprise package of the year so far! Read the full review of the Aditya Roy Kapur-Disha Patani starrer here…
Movie : Malang
Cast : Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu, Elli Avram
Rating : 2.5/5
Plot : Advait and Sara played by Aditya and Disha respectively stumble onto each other as they are both solo bag-packers in Goa and there is a sudden spark between them. They go on to discover Goa together trying to unbind the folds in Sara’s bracelet which are a symbol of the roadblocks and the feats & fears which she wants to overcome in her life. Both are away & distanced from their families and make a pact that they will live only for themselves and their happiness. After a series of unfortunate events, the couple’s seemingly perfect life comes crashing down when they become linked to a corrupt cop and his righteous counterpart played by Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu.
What’s Hot : The film is high on action, twists and turns and a lot many cop-criminal chase sequences. The film’s second half is fast paced and quite edgy and keeps one thinking about what might happen next which is impressive. The makers have shown Goa’s exotic beaches and the extreme adventure sports quite aesthetically which consume most of the 1st half. Goa looks so beautiful that at times it looks like Maldives. Coming to the lead actor, Aditya as Advait has given a staggering and contained performance and will surprise you as an actor. He is actually the anchor in Malang and his well-sculpted abs and body will be an inspiration. The next best thing in the film is Kunal’s chameleon of a act which is super unpredictable and will stun you without fail. He definiely must do more films. Lastly, the songs are soothing and ‘Chal Ghar Chalein’ tops the playlist because of it’s situational placing in the film.
Whats’s Not : The film’s 1st half doesn’t do much to the story-telling and it seems like dragged at times. Disha who has bounced back in the 1st half looking much more believable fails to create any effect with her dialogues in the 1st half and looks robotic. Same is the scene with Elli Avram who hardly makes any impact and wastes a capable role with her lousy diction. There are so many songs in the film which kill the pace of the movie and two or three songs could definitely be chopped out.
Overall Verdict : If you like movies with a lot of twists and turns with a lot of action, then, Malang is your cup of tea. Also, watch it for Aditya and Kunal who definitely seemed to have worked a lot in brushing their skills.