By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director: Atul Sabharwal
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Sasha Agha and Prithviraj
Music: Amartya Rahut and Vipin Mishra
Auranzeb (2013) Movie Review is dished out, you may read and learn whether the movie is worth a watch or not?
Aurangzeb has released today. It is the second movie of Arjun Kapoor, who plays double role in the film. Bollywood is not new to the double roles sags. Since the outset, the double roles subjects have been in use. But in yesteryear movies, it was seen more than today. Aurangzeb walks the lines of Yash Raj Films’ Trishul starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sashi Kapoor and Sanjeev Kumar in main lead. Auranzeb carries the theme of land mafia just like Trishul.
This film too has been made under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Aditya Chopra is the producer of the film whereas Atul Sabharwal has directed this film. The film carries the content you like staying with. The initial reels and the first half of the movie is watchable and you enjoy the unzipping of the scenes on celluloid, but the second half of the film turns out to be lethargic and boring at various junctures. Novelty – you do not find at all in the story. The screenplay carries flaws that it starts making you bored.
Aurangzeb tells the story of Yashvardhan (Jackie Shroff), who is a real estate developer in Gurgaon. He is notorious for the illegal works. Ajay (Arjun Kapoor) is the top member of Yashvardhan’s gang and is the clever guy who does not leave any evidence once he is done with the illegal works. Police capture Ajay and he is under their torture. Police send in Vishal, Ajay’s lookalike, to Yashvardhan’s gang. Vishal joins in easily and then starts his work of being informer of the police.
As mentioned earlier, there is no novelty in the subject at all. The movie could have been presented as the sequel to Trishul. The screenplay gets the viewer bored in second half. Atul Sabharwal writes the script and directs the film. Direction is nice but not up to the standards. Music by Amartya Rahut and Vipin Mishra is okay. Niraj Voralia’s editing is below average and could have been better. N. Karthik Ganesh’s cinematography is fine and attracts. Action is splendid and marvelous. Sham Kaushal deserves the brawny points for dolling up brilliant action.
Arjun Kapoor, who impressed the critics and the masses in Ishaqzaade, steals the hearts once again in Aurangzeb. He enacts the dual role with ease and brilliance. The actor has potential to grow in the industry and touch the heights. Since he belongs to film family, the genes are absolutely in him. Rishi Kapoor is simply awesome in police’s role. Jackie Shroff is magically great with his performance. Amrita Singh is a class to watch. Sasha Agha, the daughter of Pakistan and India’s famed singer-actress Salma Agha, enacts the part well. Pirthviraj, whose Aiyaa fell flat, does fine in this flick. Rest of the cast is nice as well.
In a capsule, Aurangzeb in not impressive at all, but you may watch the film for brilliant performances by the starcast.
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