Sanjay Dutt is back to entertain his fans with a masala actioner Prassthanam. The Deva Katta directorial is also a political thriller with an ensemble cast of Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, Amtyra Dastur and intends to entertains the masses with its drama-loaded plot points. But is it worth the watch, especially since its clashing The Zoya Factor and Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas? Check out our full review here.
What's it about
A rural politician Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt) marries a widow with kids due to his loyalty to her father-in-laws lineage. In building his own reign, he trusts his stepson more than his own in political matters thus upsetting his son beyond limits. And this tension gives birth to the most riveting twist in the tale.
Sanjay Dutt is menacing as a politician but simultaneously has a vulnerability that translates well on screen. His dialogues with sons and aides form the most entertaining bits of the film. Ali Fazal fronts the strongest foot acting wise and it'll remind you of his ways in Mirzapur. Even Jackie Shroff's silent act as a henchman speaks volume of his calibre. The biggest surprise is newcomer Satyajeet Dubey who holds his own in front of performers like Dutt and Fazal, especially in the second half which is pacier and more convincing.
The first eyesore is bad make-up and prosthetics that make Dutt look like a ghost in the flashback scenes. Plus many Ill-fitting songs the kill the mood. The romantic track between Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur picks up and drops anytime and the knee jerks almost feel like a different film altogether. Yes, there is dancing and playing Holi sequence on here too. Although the film doesn't claim to be intelligent but the amplification of background music, suggesting the audiences to feel a certain way is distracting. Also, the makers could have used more of the talented resource that is Jackie Shroff who had to pull off a layered character with no or little dialogues.
Watch it for strong and uninhibited performances by Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal which comes with a heady mix drama and action. We are going with two and a half stars. It'd have been a half less if it were not for Satyajeet Dubey. He's one to look watch out for!
2.5 out of 5
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