Marjaavaan Movie Review: A Masala commercial loud revenge 70's style flick which no one asked for.Modified On: 15 November 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
The film is an old wine bottled in a brand new bottle but doesn't give you any kind of ecstasy but a severe headache.
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria
Director: Milap Zaveri
The formula is to increase the testosterone of single-screen audience. With heavy laced dialogues such as Todunga bhi or todke jodunga bhi (I will break you and I will repair you too), romance revenge and a hatke villain. But the makers forgot that it's 2019 and we are going to a new decade.
It's not that masala flick doesn't work now but it should be executed rightly and Marjaavaan fails here.
The plot of the film is done and dusted storyline taken straightway from the 80's dungeon.
The movie is about a Don named Anna (Nassar), who has a foster son named Raghu (Sidharth Malhotra). Raghu is his muscle and does all his dirty work. Anna's closeness to Raghu doesn't sit well with Vishnu (Riteish Deshmukh), who is Anna's real son and is vertically challenged. Raghu's life takes a turn when Zoya (Tara Sutaria) comes in his life as Vishnu plans to eliminate him.
Milap tries to encash the masala formula after failing to showcase sex-comedy such as Mastizaade.
He somewhat succeeded by making Satyamev Jayate but it had some kind of an engaging plot.
This film doesn't engage you because of its poor execution.
Marjaavaan has no real empathy for people who are born different and have to grapple with difficult issues in the face of contempt and unsolicited commiseration. Tara Sutaria's character is just to make us feel bad for her but it will make you feel bad for Tara as an actor.
The film is obviously a quintessential throwback movie but makers forgot that showcasing the same traits doesn't make the audience root for the film it gives the tendency to start comparing.
Siddharth Malhotra tries to hard to be the commercial mass hero but he doesn't impress you. The actor who literally gave an honest performance is Ritesh Deshmukh who entertains you with his villainous vertically challenged character Vishnu.
Marjaavaan is like the remix version of the '70s, 80's movie where you listen to the remix version and go back to listen to the original version to just realize that the original is always the best. So instead of watching this go to Youtube and watch the classic action masal movies of Amitabh Bacchan and Mithun Chakaraborty.
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