Posts tagged SACHIN P KARANDE
By Taran Adarsh, January 7, 2011 – 12:27 IST
This is something I fail to understand. Why do interesting ideas or one-page concepts fail to translate into a fascinating and captivating screenplay? I can list a number of films that boasted of attention-grabbing stories, but the excitement disappears as you watch the reels unfold. VIKALP, directed by Sachin P. Karande, suffers for this reason.
The Australian mini-series BANGKOK HILTON  is fresh to this date. In Bollywood, the most famous interpretation of the mini-series remains GUMRAH [Sridevi, Sanjay Dutt]. VIKALP doesn’t really borrow from BANGKOK HILTON, but you can draw parallels with the plot. Besides, VIKALP also talks of hacking and terrorism, so that makes it all the more interesting.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
So what’s the problem? Well, the writer seems clueless when it comes to doing justice to the subject material. What could’ve been a taut edge-of-the-seat thriller becomes a tame, bland and amateurish attempt in its latter reels. In fact, the sequences leading to the finale and also the conclusion of the film throw a spanner in the works.
Rishika Gandhi [Deepal Shaw], a docile, middle class girl from an orphanage, is a sort of prodigy in the field of computer education. She works in an IT company in Mumbai. Some goof up happens and she resigns from her job. At the same time, her personal life too gets a jolt from the blue when her boyfriend’s family accuses her of using their son More >
By Taran Adarsh, December 17, 2010 – 12:00 IST
Recall IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN. The turn of events in a single night kept you on tenterhooks all through the film. PAYBACK has a different plotline, but like IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN, the story unfolds in one night. But the similarities end there. Frankly, PAYBACK had the ingredients to be a riveting fare, but the mundane writing plays the spoilsport.
I’ve often said that most Hindi films sound damn interesting on paper. I am sure, the concept of PAYBACK must’ve come across as fresh and innovative during story discussions, but the film comes down like a house of cards because the interesting idea becomes an uninteresting and unexciting screenplay, which tells on the film eventually. In fact, the film falls prey to predictability as it progresses.Write your own movie review of Payback
Kunal [Munish Khan], who works for an insurance firm, loves Ishita [Sara Khan], an architect. One fateful night, Kunal meets with a fatal accident. While he lies in a pool of blood, no passerby cares to stop and attend to him. Kunal, still conscious, is losing hope, when Raghu [Zakir Hussain] stops to help him. Raghu admits Kunal to a hospital and disappears into thin air. For Kunal, Raghu is an angel.
Three months later, Kunal accidentally meets Raghu and invites him over to his place. The next night, when Raghu appears at Kunal’s doorstep with a bullet shot in his shoulder, Kunal impulsively decides to help him out. But as More >