An intricately constructed crime film noir thriller with some romance
and (maybe) some comedy and with a
story that meanders between the different gangsters and their gangs.
Everyone are quite unlikeable as they for
sure are No funny grifters or murderers. A Dirty Story it is. But, when
you've accepted the premises for this film,
you will have a good time following the twisting plot. And, here are
the Great Irrfan Khan as the small time boss
Arun and the fine Chitrangda Singh, the actress i haven't
seen since her sensational performance in one of the
Great Masterpieces of Indian film, the epic Hazaaron Khwaishein
Aisi from 2003.
This film starts with a (supposedly) deadly wounded
Arun (Khan) with Priti (Chitrangda)
down at the harbour
waterside, and a narrator tells us a Film Noirish (and maybe slightly
misogynistic) truth ... "There's not much
difference between a woman and a bullet. They're both designed to tear
your heart apart". Then, time for the
obligatory genre Flashback to the day it all started.
Arun is working as a small time boss with some men under
him, but really is an underling to the Big Boss, Mehta
(Saurabh Shukla). Arun's mission is to swindle rich people in New Delhi
out of their money, and to collect debts
for Mehta. On such a job he murders a poor debtor but falls in love
with his gorgeous "girlfriend" Priti.
But Priti already have yet another boyfriend in the younger and more
handsome (than Arun) Shyam (Vipul Gupta)
and this Shyam, he on the other hand has got a fiancée in the
daughter of a Minister.
But things get much more complicated with twists and
turns involving the from prison newly released Kuldeep
(Arunoday Singh) who's working for the boss Bade (Yashpal Sharma), and
Bade has got a psychothic brother
Chhote (Prashant Narayanan) who wants to be the boss. Kuldeep is ordered
to make a kidnapping, and the
victims are minister Verma's daughter and her fiancé Shyam. But
they fail and take Priti instead.
The Lovestricken Arun watches everything on the sly and to save Priti
he has to become a loose cannon.
anamorphic widescreen, hindi audio 5.1 or 2.0 with english subtitles,
song/dance number with subs, 2 hours
7 minutes, a small T logo in the upper right corner, No extras, fold
A low price DVD edition from the not so trustable T-Series, it played
fine on my player BUT may not do so
on another player