Marjaavaan Review: A hollow film filled with too much drama!
Friday, November 15, 2019 16:22 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, Riteish Deshmukh, Rakulpreet Singh, Nassar, Ravi Kishan

Director: Milap Zaveri

Rating: *1/2

Marjaavaan is the story of Raghu a gangster (Sidharth Malhotra) who is the right hand of Narayan Anna (Nassar) a mafia don of Mumbai who is also involved in the prostitution business. Narayan has son Vishnu (Riteish Deshmukh) who claims to be the avatar of the devil with his cringe-worthy one-liners and this devil doesn't like Raghu at all.

One day Raghu meets Zoya (Tara Sutaria) who is a mute and deaf girl and falls in love with her and Zoya makes Raghu her project who she thinks she can turn in to a nice guy. But Vishnu's hatred towards makes this 3-foot tall devil hell-bent to destroy Raghu's life completely and Raghu-Zoya's love story takes a tragical turn. What follows between these two arch-rivals after this forms the crux of this romantic revenge drama.

Director and writer Milap Zaveri's Marjaavaan is a bad mix of all the bad 80s action - drama movies combining it all in itself. The film is full of awful one-liners with people roaming around on screen in a lawless Mumbai flaunting their guns and just like the 80's the police are always not on time here folks!

The screenplay is cliched, boring and at a time becomes unbearable. At the interval, you might feel that film just ended but that's not the case you have to bear it for another hour as the story forcefully drags itself further.

Sidharth Malhotra's Raghu looks like he is trying to imitate Amitabh Bachchan many times and miserably so. His character looks good but lacks the meat as he tries to give his best and put life in Raghu but fails to leave an impact.

Riteish Deshmukh as the midget villain Vishnu looks good in some scenes but his over the top one-liners in serious scenes make his character look unintentionally funny which you might enjoy.

Tara Sutaria as Raghu's mute and deaf love interest 'Zoya' looks beautiful on-screen in her character but she doesn't get much to do here due to her limited presence and Rakulpreet Singh plays a hot bar dancer Aarzoo whose main job in the film is to show off her sexy curves and erotic dance moves on the dance floor and yell in between on people. All the other characters are just there to fill the empty spaces.

The only good thing about the film is the music that is touching and soulful thanks to the melodious voices of Arijit Singh and Jubin Nautiyal in Tum Hi Aana and Thodi Jagah although the recreated songs are just average.

All in all, Marjaavaan manages to live up to its trailer completely proving to be just as bad. Director Milap Zaveri's 2 hours and 15 minutes long film is a hollow one filled with too much drama and laughable dialogues. So if you want to relive the 80s era of Bollywood in a dramatically horrible way you can watch it or if you are seeking revenge from someone then you can make them watch Marjaavaan, you'll be satisfied.
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