Marjaavaan Movie Review: An Endless Torture
After the success of Satyameva Jayate, expectations were high from Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan however, his tragic love story turned out to be just that, tragic.
When the trailer had released, I had written that the horror of the 80s is back to haunt us and the film turned out to be exactly what I had imagined it to be. Sidharth Malhotra is seen trying to be the new age ‘angry young man’ however, these days even Bhojpuri characters and film are not written like this anymore.
Film is about Raghu, an orphan, who has been adopted by a mafia don, Anna. However, Anna’s real son, Vishnu, who is a midget, hates Raghu and often seethes with anger when he sees his father showering his love and attention on Raghu. Then a mute girl Zoya enters Raghu’s life however, their love story ends by the interval. What happens then forms the rest of the plot.
The makers had disclosed the entire plot in the trailer itself, so there's no thrill at all. Not only is it a formula film straight from the 80s, even the screenplay is bad. The narrative is very staccato and there’s no flow at all.
The actresses cry throughout the movie but at least Rakul has some dialogues. Tara Sutaria’s sign language and stuped riddles can only be interpreted by her friend and literally no one else. I wish she had invested some time in learning basic sign language.
Credit roll says that Rakul is in a special appearance but honestly, she has more screen space than both, Tara and Ritesih Deshmukh, who is playing the antagonist. Riteish Deshmukh is a fantabulous actor but his character is so badly written that despite his talent he couldn’t save it. He has been totally wasted.
Sid is a good looking actor and he has potential but he has a knack for choosing the wrong scripts. His Raghu keeps chewing a matchstick all the time and can single-handedly beat an army of goons. Sadly, he couldn’t justify his larger than life character.
The film has many loopholes and most of the sequences have no head or tail. The action sequences are laughable but it’s the poetic dialogues which make you cringe the most. In today’s day and age even TV shows and regional film have better production value than this Milap Zaveri-directed disaster.
Cinematography is poor, background score is very loud and screenplay is lousy. Milap Zaveri tried to make a masala entertainer but he went overboard with the masala and forgot to add entertainment. Watch this film only if you like watching 80s ka drama.