Saturday, September 28, 2019 13:47 IST
Director: Ishan Chopra
Cast: Ninja, Wamiqa Gabbi, Jass Bajwa, Jasmin Bajwa, Yograj Singh, Harby Sangha, Karamjit Anmol, Gurpreet Bhangu, Hobby Dhaliwal
Ninja is back on screen after his last superhit Punjabi flick 'High End Yaariyan' and this time he is joined by the charming Wamiqa Gabbi, Jasmine Bajwa, and Jass Bajwa and together they bring on-screen 'Doorbeen'.
Ninja plays Shinda, a liquor bootlegger who is in love with Noor (Wamiqa Gabbi) and Jass Bajwa here plays a local school teacher Ranjeet Singh who is also in love with a local girl Sohni (Jasmin Bajwa) and between all this romance, also takes place some smuggling, bootlegging and undercover policing. That is all there is.
Doorbeen is not what the trailer of the film must have led you to believe it is. Rather than a fun and thrilling chase between the bootleggers of 'Velipura' and the DSP (Hobby Dhaliwal) that is sent to nab the local bootleggers, Doorbeen is a failed attempt at anything the director wanted to convey.
The screenplay of the film lacks innovation and detail required for a subject like an undercover cop and spy flicks, so if you also thought that 'Doorbeen' is going to explore something new and it is not gonna be a regular Punjabi rom-com, then you are going to be disappointed.
The screenplay of the film, while trying to fit in romance, fun, action, thrill and every other 'Masala' in the storyline just derails from the track in the first half itself. Though it does pack a surprise for you but even that won't be enough to save the film.
Great actors like Yograj Singh, Karamjit Anmol, Hobby Dhaliwal, try to give their best here but if the script doesn't support you, it doesn't matter how great of an actor you are, your attempts will fall flat and that's what happens here. None of the actors are able to save the slow-paced and dull screenplay of the film.
Doorbeen, in a scene, also reminds of the legend 'Dharmendra' from the classic Bollywood film 'Sholay' when Yograj Singh's character just climbs up the village water tank every time he gets drunk on his 'Ghar Di Sharaab' to bring some humor on screen, but to no avail.
On the acting part, Ninja could have done much better as Shinda but maybe the script is to be blamed for that. Wamiqa Gabbi is charming on-screen as always, Jass Bajwa's character related surprise is good and Jasmin Bajwa also fits nicely in her role. The music of the film is just average.
Overall, you are a die-hard fan of Punjabi cinema then you might, to some extent, enjoy 'Doorbeen', otherwise, like a regular moviegoer, if you are planning to watch this movie after seeing its trailer, this one is nothing like what you saw in there.
So if you are the former you can go and have a little fun watching 'Doorbeen' and if you are the latter, you should watch 'Doorbeen' only if you are forced to do so on gunpoint.