Right Yaaa Wrong Movie Review: Right Yaaa Wrong: Correct Deol? Right Khan?
It's a correct return of sorts. After a gaping hiatus, Sunny Deol graces the screen with Neeraj Pathak's 'Right Yaaa Wrong.' The film is a straight forward thriller and manages to stay true to its genre, without too many frills or fancies and yet manages to tell its story quite well. This is one of those thrillers where the audience is taken into confidence from the outset and are clued into everything that happens. The thrill element comes into play only as one waits to see if the protagonist is framed or not or manages to get away with the crime. Despite certain clich?s, the film manages to make for a more or less engaging drama, which holds one's interest. The credit, unarguably, goes to the director who handles his script rather tautly. Briefly, the story is about two cops, Ajay (Sunny Deol) and Vinay (Irrfan), who make for a great team and are also great pals, as well. While Ajay is the spontaneous one, Vinay is very particular about what is right and will spare no lawbreaker even if it turns out to be his friend. Ajay is happily married, or so he thinks, and even has a young son. But unknown to him, his wife (Esha Koppikar) has been carrying on a clandestine affair with his step brother. During one of the shootouts, Ajay injures himself and is paralysed from the waist downwards. However, he is determined to fight it out and get back on his feet. However, fate has other things in store for him. Confined to a wheelchair, he asks his wife and his brother to kill him, as he is too dejected with his life. He has an insurance policy of some five crores and he tells them that if his death can be shown as an accident, they would be able to claim the insurance and secure their lives. The duo agree, and play out the events according to his meticulously laid out plan. But matters turn choppy and topsy turvy. And instead of Ajay, it his wife and brother who are discovered murdered by the cops! Ajay takes the plea of self defence, saying that the two were trying to kill him. Since it seems like an open and shut case, the cops are just on the verge of closing the case when Vinay realises that it is not so. He suspects that Ajay knew about his wife's infidelity and hence planned the entire crime. But he has no evidence to prove it in court. In steps his sister, a lawyer, played by Konkona Sen Sharma, who always had a soft corner for Ajay, and decides to defend him against her brother in court. So even though Vinay and the audience know that Ajay is the actual murderer, there is no evidence to nail him. What actually works in favour of this film is the sharp performance by Irrfan as the suspicious cop. In fact, it is Irrfan who lifts the film with his typical edgy style of acting and is a perfect foil to Sunny Deol's very restrained performance as the cuckolded husband. Irrfan is the lynchpin who makes this film work. As for Sunny, he puts in a very cool, understated show and yet manages to create some impact. Konkona as his lawyer is natural and shines in her bits at court. Eesha Koppikhar and the others play their roles competently. The film's title is interesting, as it raises a valid point about the ambiguity of what is right and what is wrong. What was right for Ajay could never be right for Vinay, a stickler for the law, or at least that's what the film portrays. Pathak does a competent job with 'Right Yaaa Wrong', which is fairly absorbing as stays on track with absolutely no sub plots. The linear line of storytelling has its entertainment value too. Clearly, it's a correct choice.
Release Date : 12 March 2010
Director : Neeraj Pathak
Cast : Aryan Vaid, Isha Koppikar, Sanjay Singh, Konkona Sen Sharma, Govind Namdeo, Irrfan Khan, Ashok Samarth, Kamlesh Sawant, Sunny Deol, Deepal Shaw, Ali Haji, Vijay Patekar, Arvind Vaidya, Khushbu Gupta
Genre : Crime , Musical , Thriller