is a Hindi movie shot in a very Tarantino - Hollywood
style. A story about twin brothers' Guddu and Charlie each portrayed flawlessly by
maintaining their individual characteristics, defects and traits.
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ech defects - Where the coy and law abiding Guddu
stutters and stammers and the dare devil out of the two - Charlie carries a mild
lisp and at times strangely is also shown 'thinking' with a lisp. (A director's
call or maybe a flaw in ignorance)
early tragedy with their father leads them to stray away, and soon leave each
other in hate. But their uniquely different lives and motives doesn't cease in placing
the two brothers, on the same threshold in the climax!
Guddu works for an NGO aiming to spread Aids awareness among the working class
society, Charlie gets involved in smuggling 100 packets of cocaine, which he
plans to sell for an alarming sum of 10crores of rupees to the mafia chief Tashi
with the help of a corrupt police official Lobo.
believes that the only mistake he has committed in his life is probably getting
his girlfriend Sweety pregnant, (character portrayed by Priyanka Chopra
) until of
course she reveals to him, that she happens to also be the younger sister of the
notorious gangster of Mumbai Sunil Shekhar Bhope!
is a Maharashtrian fanatic who is of the belief that Maharashtra
is being encroached upon by outsiders, depriving the Maharashtrians of their
own space and necessities. - A direct finger point to the present day Maharashtra chief Thackeray. But Bhope's own sister enrages
him by marrying Guddu who belongs to the bhaiya
story takes a turn when Guddu lands himself in a situation where in order to
appease Sweety's brother he makes a farfetched commitment of 10crores to Bhope
in marriage. Now Charlie happens to be Guddu's only resort for the money! But
the brother's hate each other to be of any mutual help!
places both the brothers caught in-between 'the devil and the deep sea' like
situation, flawlessly shot by cinematographer Tassaduq Hussain. Kaminey
is totally a director's film, where dir Vishal
Bharadwaj has made a bold attempt in showcasing the harsh realities of Mumbai
city while adding a dash of mad - humor to its characters.
cinema unfolds at rapid pace touching upon topics like aids awareness through
the song Bhawra Aaya Re
pregnancy, drug trafficking, and communal issues such as the one between Thackeray
and the Bhayia
community in Mumbai.
Kapoor breaks the mould of a chocolate romantic hero and proves he is as good
in portraying hardcore unconventional character roles as well.
Chopra plays her part - of a strong minded Maharashtrian mulgi
(girl) with unconditional love for Guddu quite convincingly,
except for a mild pronunciation flaw in one scene where she almost pronounces "
baste" (to sit) as "bashte" Wonder what the sound recordist was doing at the
performances of two actors - Amol Gupte
(the writer and screen-play director of
Tare Zameen Par) and actor Chandan Roy Sanyal make them the real surprise
package of the film!
Gupte's excellent performance as the Maharashtrian fanatic gangster makes his
character of Sunil Bhope some what immortal amongst the portrayals of 'gangsters'
in Hindi cinema. And Chandan Roy Sanyal gives a back seat to many character
heroes with a kinky shade like Manoj Bajpai. Both actors leave behind a lasting
impact on your mind and as you leave the cinema hall you wonder what took so
long for these actors to make their debut in Bollywood?
the whole! Vishal Bharadwaj
has taken clichs like 'twins' and 'stammer' and
woven his magic wand to create a master piece.
Cinematographer Tassaduq Hussain's dark and
moody frames and unconventional compositions are a visual delight, especially
the climax scene which is shot like never before in Hindi cinema.
foot-tapping racy tracks (music by Bharadwaj himself) Dhan Tadan
and Pehli Baar
are perfectly tugged into the plot and do not fall out of place. The
Baground score also mark's a change to the usual clich Hindi film Baground
scores - like the scene in which Shahid is beating up the goons we hear an old
Hindi movie retro track being played in the baground, in asha bhosle's voice
instead of the regular dishum dishum
But for sure portraying the dark side of the society certainly leaves this
movie limited to a selective section of the audience!Bollycurry Rating: 3 and a half chillies. (Very Good)
Author: Preeta Rao