Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Review: Dibaker banerjee fail to create an interesting dark comedy thriller with Arjun kapoor and Parineeti ChopraModified On: 19 March 2021 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
Director Dibakar Banerjee's film touches upon bank scams and the elderly people who are victimised by them, an idea that had potential but lazy writing and lead actors mediocre performance the film turns out to be boring.
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
Directed By: Dibakar Banerjee
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra was stuck for two years is finally got a theatrical release. But the film is a sleeping fest, though the film is only two hours.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is the third collaboration between Chopra and Kapoor after Ishaqzaade and Namaste England. But their onscreen chemistry is the weakest in this one. And sadly its is the weakest film of Dibaker Banerjee whose filmography is too superior comparing to Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
A successful banker named Sandeep Walia, aka Sandy, (Chopra) is escaping from her boss who's out to get her. A suspended cop from Haryana, Satinder Dahiya, aka Pinky, (Kapoor) comes to her rescue. Will they manage to outrun the goons and corrupt cops? Will Pinky be able to save Sandeep's life? The first half introduces you to Sandeep and Pinky and charts their journey to a hideout near the Indo-Nepal border. But the suspense, or what little there is of it, is lifted just before the interval, leaving you to wonder what to expect in the second half. The slow pace makes you want to take a nap.
The negative thing about this movie is the performances, especially from Arjun Kapoor. His expression is almost the same for the entire two hours. His Haryanavi accent sounds quite natural but the acting department still needs a lot of work.
Parineeti Chopra has done a decent job, her character is layered. She's bold, independent, strong-headed yet vulnerable at times. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is essentially her film.
It's a mediocre script, some seasoned actors bring their flair. Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav are quite relatable as an elderly couple. The understated patriarchal mindset the film tries to address reflects effectively in some of the scenes. Jaideep Ahlawat is wasted as a crooked cop, with just a handful of scenes.
Meanwhile, Anil Mehta scores full marks for his spectacular cinematography, especially the way he has captured the Indo-Nepal border.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a classic case of lazy writing. If it ha stuck to being a suspense thriller, it might have worked, but as it stands, it won't get the cash registers ringing at the box office.
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