CAST & CREW
Maalik Ek revolves around the life and work of Shirdi Sai Baba (Jackie Shroff), a holy figure who was worshipped as a god by many. The plot is narrated by showing two women who talk about the miracles of Sai Baba, a poor beggar, who has love and kindness for anything. Many people, seeing this grow jealous of him and try their best to belittle him, but the indomitable spirit puts them to shame. The jealous ones repent later on for their wrong deeds towards him. The rest of the story is how Sai Baba endows his mercy and kindness on the troubled ones that include the very same people who troubled him earlier on.
Even Sai Baba himself cannot do a miracle to save this disastrous movie. Although this movie is based on a holy figure worshipped and accepted by many, Maalik Ek does nothing to revive the lost faith of viewers in good movies. Instead, it throws them deep into boredom. The cinematography is bad and the screenplay is worse. Dialogues are there just to be spoken and heard but not felt; Special effects have little to no effects upon the audience. Jackie Shroff, the main protagonist, disappoints with his acting. He dances like he rejoices but looks as if he is drunk, his dialogue delivery too is weak which is bad. While other actors like Govind Namdeo, Shakti Kapoor perform their grey shade characters well, which was not expected, as they had not those major roles but the one who needed to deliver a fine act disappoints.
I should be praising Jackie Shroff here, but sadly he fails to deliver to the expectations. Govind Namdeo effectively portrays his negative character, his screeching voice is so perfect that you momentarily are intimidated by it. Shakti Kapoor too acts spontaneously. Wish I could say the same to Jackie Shroff, but he has only one thing to be heard from me-DISAPPOINTMENT.
WHAT’S NOT THERE?
“Maalik Ek” is definitely not the movie you would want to watch, but still if you are thinking about watching this, just a take a photo of Sai Baba with you so that he may grant you the strength to endure this disastrous flick.
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