Malang : Movie Review

Malang : Movie Review
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STORY: The film revolves around a dramatic event in the lives of Advait (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Sara (Disha Patani), which has them crossing paths with two police officers – Anjaney Agashe (Anil Kapoor) and Michael Rodrigues (Kunal Kemmu), and the impact they have on each other’s future.

REVIEW: Advait meets Sara during his trip to Goa. While he is a bit of an introvert, she is a free-spirited girl from London, who is visiting India for the first time and wants to live life to the fullest. They are instantly attracted to each other and make a pact to make the most of their time together. All is well until a twist in the tale sends their lives spinning out of control. Five years later, Advait goes on a killing spree on Christmas night. Anjaney Agashe, a police officer who often doesn’t follow the law, and Michael Rodrigues, a seemingly righteous cop, are now on his trail. They go on a mad hunt for him. Uncovering the reasons behind Advait's actions is what the rest of the film is about.

Aditya impresses in the role of a guy whose life goes through a major upheaval. He shows restraint and finesses in his performance. The actor’s physical transformation adds weight to all the kicks and punches he pulls in the film. Disha Patani looks stunning and makes most of her role, which is unlike any character she has played so far. The chemistry between the lead pair is infectious. The ever-reliable Anil Kapoor is in top form and stuns in another interesting act. He walks the fine line between being flamboyant and over-the-top with ease. Kunal Kemmu is sincere and surprising in equal parts.

Director Mohit Suri maintains a steady grip on the narrative for most parts. In this film, none of his characters are unidimensional, which makes them interesting. The film begins well with a power-packed action scene, and dives straight into the drama. What it does lack is a tighter edit and dialogues that could elevate the narrative. Though there are two interesting twists in the plot, they aren’t as big a surprise as they should have been, which take away from its thrill quotient. The music proves to be one of its strong points, especially the title track, which stays with you even after you leave the theatre.