You need to be attentive for this one, proper. From the intro to the end, each and every detail is so so important to keep in mind.. that was my folly.. I kinda overlooked much of the very beginning, because I thought they're just trying to set the stage and introduce each character's personality, but boy was I wrong
Dibaker has a very peculiar way of directing, noticed this right away after I thought of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye after watching Shanghai... the way he uses dialogs, then cuts to a scene almost immediately, his focus on super duper close up expressions, the way he puts more emphasis on physical actions than making emotional dialogues.. its an out and out Dibaker movie, and I think it's his best one yet.
Won't narrate the story because thats the prime "thrill" in this political thriller... all that I will say is that I was mighty impressed by teh way it unravelled. Loved the cinematography, though the pacing is very slow indeed. There are select scenes though that proper blow your mind, and will probably disturb the sensitive folk.. but they're handled so, sooo nicely, and are pretty vital to represent the passion that Kalki's character fights with
Performances were tooo good to be true. Kalki has indeed played the disturbed, angry chick one too many times, but she just does it so amazingly! Her expressions are baap...
Abhay Deol was great =) To be fair though, he had limited scope, though his role is vital to the storyline, he does't get loads of screentime.. nonetheless he makes a great impact, he's convincing as the character he plays... he's sooo kickass in the end xD
My absolute favorite HAS to be EMRAAN HASHMI =D LOOOVED him! He was phenomenal goshh ahaha... whatta surprise package! I never disliked him but I never cared for his loverboy roles to be honest.. THISSS is where he truly shined. He was ugly but so adorable
his confrontation with Kalki is such a great scene... hayyee he will make more fans with this role, guaranteed.
Overall I was very pleased with the movie.. I think it's Dibaker's best, but with taht said, I just wish the pacing was a little easier to follow
In terms of political thrillers, the way he handled it, I rate it much higher than the way Raajneeti was handled, which was a tad too TV-serial-like for me
I don't think my recommendation holds much weight, but I aggressively recommend ya'll to watch it =)