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Haseena (2017)

Haseena Parkar (original title)
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This is the story of the slightly-less-notorious sister of a notorious gangster.

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Apoorva Lakhia

Writers:

Suresh Nair (story and screenplay), Chintan Gandhi (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Shraddha Kapoor ... Haseena
Ankur Bhatia ... Ibrahim Parkar
Archana Gautam Archana Gautam ... Salma
Siddhant Kapoor Siddhant Kapoor ... Dawood
Uttam Halder Uttam Halder ... Dawood's Friend
Charanpreet Singh Charanpreet Singh ... David Pardesi
Rajesh Tailang ... Shyam Keswani
Ak Mathambil Ak Mathambil ... Mill worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Bank Manager
Sarah Anjuli ... Piya Aa
Satendra Bagasi Satendra Bagasi
Ashmita Kaur Bakshi Ashmita Kaur Bakshi ... Khushiyaan
Muskaan Bamne ... Umaira
Swarna Bharat Swarna Bharat ... Haseena's mother in law
Vikram Chadha Vikram Chadha ... Samad Khan
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In 2007 arrest warrant has been issued against Haseena Parkar following which she is missing. She surrenders herself to the court on the day of the hearing. Haseena is accused of extortion money from builder and looking after the illegal business of her brother settled in Dubai, several allegations are made against which Haseena denies being part of. As no witness turns up against Haseena she is granted bail by the judge. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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The Queen of Mumbai


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Shraddha Kapoor dubbed for film wearing facial prosthetic.She also had been able to look that way using prosthetic body suits and a lot of make-up. See more »

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The story narration format is totally outdated
21 September 2017 | by fillerruthSee all my reviews

Where the movie begins with a courtroom drama with flashback versions of the main story. Right from the first scene, the entire courtroom drama is jarring, clichéd and baseless. The lawyer despite of not having a single witness keeps arguing for hours and screams on top of her voice. These scenes are worst scenes of the film where a courtroom drama seems like a TV news channel's breaking story. There are some light moments related to Ankur Bhatia which fails to go with the flow of the film. Siddhant Kapoor's entry into crime world is shown in flashes and it's left on the audience to remember his character from all the movies we have seen in the past (Shootout At Wadala, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, etc). The story fails to grab your attention and keeps wobbling at every level. Ankur's assignation scenes, police interrogating Shraddha, Shraddha's humiliation, her son's track and such scenes are forcefully stretched to the fullest only to make you feel the pain of her character. The second half starts with the super slow narration. The pace of the film suddenly drops as Shraddha starts aging. It was tough to decide that what was more lethargic - her dialogue delivery, background music or the minimal screenplay happenings. The transformation part was all of sudden and lacked the conviction factor. Shraddha's family members get happy when she fires someone or tries to show her power. On the positive side, Siddhant's fight scene along with his initial bonding scenes with Shraddha are decent among the worst. The transformation of Shraddha, from a naive girl to a powerful one is bit interesting. Besides, these few tiny scenes there is nothing much worth cherishing in this over glorified drama. The dialogues are horrible. There is a scene in which a goon tells to a prostitute 'Agar main Tamara Saab baat manga, to tum Mari izzat karna band kar dogi'. Well, that's the caliber and the mind- set of this film. The cinematography is decent and has nothing much to boast.

Director Apoorva Lakhia made a good gangster drama 'Shootout at Lokandwala' and thus one does expect him to deliver a decent film this time. Sadly, he ends up making a melodramatic film, which in order to glorify these criminals, ends up mimicking them. There is no soul in this film. The narrative pattern is outdated and courtroom drama scenes were lower than the standards of all the b- grade crime based shows on T.V. On one side you show Haseena as Dawood's sister, but in the entire film, there is not even a single verbal mention of the name Dawood Ibrahim. This is the level of our so called bio-pics and we try to compare films like 'Daddy' to web series like 'Narcos'.

Shraddha Kapoor tries hard to slip inside the skin of her character. She mildly succeeds, but fails majorly. Her mumps type face looks terrible. It's so bad that the moment she starts talking you will feel that the stuffed cotton inside her face might fall out. Siddhant Kapoor displays the weakest Dawood Ibrahim even seen in our Hindi films. The short height, beard looks resembled Shakti Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav more than Dawood Ibrahim. In the second half of the film, all of sudden he starts calling Shraddha as beta and that's when you have an unintentional laugh. Ankur Bhatia looks decent, but hardly has any role to perform. Priyanka Sethia as the screaming lawyer will make blood come out of your ears due to her shrilling voice and irritating melodramatic performance. Every dialogue of her reminds you of those popular T.V hosts saying 'Gaur Se dekhiye ISS shakes KO..'. The actor who plays the role of Judge in the movie keeps smiling even in the intense scenes.


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22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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