Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami
Ask someone. It’s the hardest factor to play useless. Satish Shah did it in the cult comedy Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Anupam Kher, who plays useless in this week’s free up, additionally played lifeless in that appalling comedy Rahul Rawail’s Buddha Mar Gaya.
Providentially, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is closer to Kundan Shah slightly than Rahul Rawail’s film. Its coronary heart beats and bleeds for the innocence that impartial India misplaced when politicians decided to get fortunately corrupt at the price of the popular man. Mr. Kher performs an Everyman, the role he specialized in when he came into the films with Saaransh. It can be heartening to peer him return to his roots.
It is a well-balanced, nimbly completed wake-up call for a nation that has for lengthy gone into a state of stupefied slumber. Author Rahil Qazi’s writing is authentic and fun. Debutant director Ravindra Gautam handles the inflammatory subject matter with care. He appears to know what we all pretend to no longer be aware of. That corruption just isn’t a beast from outer space. It exists within all of us.
Mr. Kher’s persona’s humiliation and dying is a shifting metaphor for the annihilation of Gandhian values. The movie’s plot hinges on a son’s endeavour to meet his father’s demise want. The narrative cuts to the chase without losing much time. With the exception of for these stressful songs that show up as pace-breakers, the movie retains moving briskly placing across its message to a nation that has misplaced its values with a farcical ferocity that on occasion leaves us shaken stirred and sober.
Genre: World cinema
Cast: Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Neha Dhupia, Manu Rishi, Aditi Sharma and Uttara Baokar
Director: Ravindra Gautam
The movie has some sterling performances, reined-in and but wacked-out. Anupam Kher, of course. Dead or alive, he acts both the parts with credibly commitment to protecting the flag unfurled. Manu Rishi (remaining seen being impressively jingoistic in Kya Dilli Kya Lahore) and especially the under-used under-rated Divyendu Sharma, bolster the theme’s vision of a decadent debauched politics .
Neha Dhupia because the scheming femme fatale is as soon as once more so right in her gait and attitude, you wonder why she doesn’t get more challenging roles. And to see the very talented Uttara Baokar after goodbye, used to be reason sufficient for me to salute the casting director.
Rajesh Sharma as a slimy wheeler vendor gets to mouth some lurid strains which may have been evaded. A excessive-caliber political satire of this nature does not want to over-state its level.
Here’s a movie that shovels the filth that we now have accrued in our politics and makes a mirthful commentary on corruption.
It comes buried beneath a barrage of nondescript releases this week. But to miss this clarion name to respect decency could be doing disservice to the culture of cinema with a social conscience.
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami deserves a 21-gun salute. It has a coronary heart and it doesn’t hesitate in letting it convey.