Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the ... See full summary »
Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »
Kay Kay Menon,
Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family. Abbaji's mistress and Maqbool plot and carry out his death; the sea plays the role of Birnham wood. Written by
Irfan Khan made his presence felt in a little known movie called "Haasil". This guy, has incredible screen presence but he is probabley overshadowed by Pankaj Kapoor, who is just superb as Abbaji. He reminds me of Brando in "Godfather" albeit, he is not smothering a kitten! The two stelwarts, Puri and Shah, have plain fun working together, I wouldn't be surprised if they just improvised as they went along. The guy to watch is Abbas Tyrewala who is making great strides in script-writing. He has flair for comedy that very few have in the Industry. The problem with Irfan Khan is that he is better in good speaking part as in "Haasil". Here he is let down. Tabu, is good and the director has done a great job with some authentic scenes, albeit the editing suffers. Altogehter this is a movie that exemplies the fact that with the right mix of talent, a good movie can be made irrespective of the budget restraints and constraints.
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