Malang Review: A shimmering edge of the seat thriller!
Friday, February 07, 2020 13:19 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu, Elli AvrRam

Director: Mohit Suri

Rating: ***1/2

Advait Thakur (Aditya Roy Kapur) meets Sara Nambiar (Disha Patani) on a trip to Goa. He is an introvert guy whereas Sara is a free-spirited one who believes in enjoying life to the fullest and despite their different nature they both fall for each other. They spend all their time during the trip together until a tragedy turns their lives upside-down. Advait goes to jail and after serving five years in prison, he decides to go on a killing spree when he comes out with two cops behind him. Anjaney Agashe (Anil Kapoor) an unruly one and Michael Rodrigues (Kunal Kemmu), an unright one try to stop him and dig his past for the reason behind all this.

Malang starts on a high note and then moves on to establish the basic plotline of the film slowly. The screenplay of the film is gripping and engaging and has more than enough toppings to make it an enthralling thriller. Mohit Suri showcases his talent to present an edge of the seat thriller without stretching the story which is totally impressive for a Bollywood director. The film is enjoyable in every frame and has some amazing twists to surprise your eyes too.

On the performance front, Aditya Roy Kapoor shines as a mad revengeful lover who is out there to hunt. His physical transformation is brilliant and he displays his acting prowess in action as well as emotional scenes perfectly. Disha Patani's job in the film is mostly to fill the eye-candy spot and the film leaves no opportunity to show off her ravishing beauty and toned body. She shines in the emotional scenes and her character gets better in the second half.

Malang boasts of a stellar supporting cast. Anil Kapoor is a delight to watch as the mad cop Anjaney Agashey and he shows once again that if given the right character he can still be a show-stealer which he is here. Kunal Kemmu delivers a superb performance once again after Kalank. His character is perhaps the most interesting one with an equally intriguing backstory and after watching Malang you might wanna see him more in movies.

Elli AvrRam fits effortlessly in the role of Jessie and girl proves she can act too and that too quite well. Shaad Randhawa, Amruta Khanvilkar and the rest of the star cast are also likable in their respective roles.

One thing which is not up to the mark in the music which is the life of mostly every Mohit Suri film. Except for the title track and Phir Na Milen Kabhi, none of the songs stay with you and their placement is odd too.

Overall, Malang is a blend of all the Mohit Suri's films but a modern one. Hero - heroine meet, love blossoms they but get struck by a tragedy and the hero goes to jail. He becomes tough, beefs up and comes out to take revenge and followed by a big twist in the tale. Definitely worth a watch if you love romantic-thrillers or you're Mohit Suri fan.
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