(Crisp) Movie Review: MALANG by FENIL SETA

Malang is the best Mohit Suri film in years and works because of its well-paced narrative, treatment, performances and unpredictable factor. Talking about its negatives, it seems like a bhel puri of various films we have seen in the past, including some of Mohit Suri’s previous flicks. Songs are okay. A few developments don’t make much sense and are unconvincing. But on the positive side, the film doesn’t bore even for a second. There are lot of characters and sub plots but they are well stitched together. And the climax is out of this world that suddenly makes this one-time-watch film into a must-watch-affair! Aditya Roy Kapur is quite good and in a way, it’s in the Aashiqui 2 zone. But the intensity is different here and Aditya excels. Disha Patani gets the maximum screen time in her career arguably, at least in Bollywood. Her screen presence is excellent and she does a very good job. Anil Kapoor as always is entertaining and dependable. Kunal Kemmu, after Kalank, pulls off a difficult role with ease once again. Elli AvrRam looks interesting and emotes well. However, her dialogue delivery could have been better. Amruta Khanvilkar is excellent while Devika Vatsa, Vatsal Seth, Keith Sequeira and Prasad Jawade are fine. All in all, Malang is a big surprise of recent times – a film that seemed decent at best from the promos but exceeds expectations and how!

My rating – **** out of 5!

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