Thugs of Hindostan
The movie falls flat on the high expectations of the audience from a superpower star cast and magnificent setup. Excessive focus on projecting the central characters as larger than life leads to the story falling apart… it’s like pieces of a puzzle that don’t fit correctly. There are elements in the film that make us drift to other movies e.g. accent of character ‘Firangi’ seems close to ‘PK’, a pinch of ‘Mask of Zorro’ in the character ‘Khudabaksh’…. the concept from the British rule era fails to create the magic of ‘Lagaan’…. there are multiple attempts at complicating the central character and giving so many twists and turns that it loses track and appears monotonous. There are some instants here and there along with repetitive visual delights that might catch your attention momentarily. The songs are fine.
For these Thugs….one may choose to watch the trailer and skip the movie!
Sui Dhaaga depicts the struggle of a lower-middle-class couple aspiring to make it big in their life and bring justice to their inherent talent. The journey of Mauji (Varun Dhawan) from ‘striving in his lowly job’ to finally ‘making it to the spotlight’ alongside his pillar of support wife Mamta (Anushka Sharma) has been presented simply and sweetly with feel-good factor effect. Varun Dhawan has portrayed the character very well as he has in his other movies. Anushka Sharma has beautifully played her unadorned yet strong role.
There are some slow moments and the story though seems quite predictable, it still manages to convey laughter, emotions and some strong moments making us connect with the handful of characters.
A convincing movie, believable and a good one-time watch…. is picture mein ‘sab badhiya hai’!
Sanju is an impressive movie with an amazing star cast and superb performances. The flow of the movie is very engaging…. tapping a mix of emotions! There are many intense scenes infused with some humor intermittently.
A good watch and will make its way through your heart even if your mind doesn’t agree at times!