CAST & CREW
A fictional biopic that brings out the miserable condition of a man who then adopts a ‘tedha’ way to get things right.
Plot: A small bank clerk, Rahul Bagga dreams of becoming a reputed writer. He quits his job and moves to Delhi to just fulfil his passion. His writing goal is supported by his wife, Tara Alisha. He writes a book but is then unable to find a publishing house’s name. One publisher agrees to publish his book but if only he adds Indian masala to it. When he is not able to decode any masala he meets a strange man called Chacha who teaches him the spicier part of life. He takes the pen name of ‘ Mastram’ and turns his writing to purple ones. Will he be successful as a writer or is fate playing yet another game with him?
Analysis: Akhilesh Jaiswal has done a pretty fair job. He knows his work well. Still the dialogues are not effective, and the editing is not up to the mark. There is no chance you would remember the movie’s songs as none of them are explicitly beautiful. The narration is shoddy, and the movie has no background score. The film had grand publicity stunts but fails to create magic on the silver screen.
Star Performance: Rahul Bagga is decent and innocent in his role. He has truly shown the needed conviction. Unlike him is Tara, who is only good at few parts and monotonous at the rest.
What is there?
1. Not the usual kind of a story.
2. The unconventional topic was taken up well.
3. Intimacy not described as per the storyline.
What is not there?
1. An impactful script.
2. Background Music.
Verdict: This movie is hatke from the usual ones and is sure to appeal to the youth. Taking up a taboo issue is in itself a big achievement and showcasing it on big cinemas is a job done well. Watch Mastram once. It deserves it.
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