Aditya Roy Kapur's one dialogue 'Malang' can be quite relatable to the audience watching this movie in theatres. "Yeh raat bohot lambi hone wali hai," and yes, we can feel it too while sitting on our seat trying to extract something good out of the movie.
Directed by Mohit Suri, 'Malang' stars Disha Patani, Kunal Kemmu, Anil Kapoor and Aditya. Thank god for the last two though! It is a suspense thriller but there is not any such suspense which anyone can spoil it for you.
The story is about Advait (Aditya) who is on his journey to seek vengeance for a very predictable plot twist that defines a tragedy happened to his lady love Sara. The first half is just the story of these two living their life to the fullest in Goa where they fall in love. (we are sure you couldn't have guessed that)
A tragedy befalls and Advait ends up in jail where he meets two cops Anjaney Agashe (Anil Kapoor) and Michael Rodriguez (Kunal Kemmu). There is one common trait amongst all the four lead characters and that is for no reason they just love to kill people as told by the trailer itself through the dialogues.
How then Advait goes on his revengeful killing spree and how there is a twist at the end where the makers try to bring a feminist voice is the entire story that completes 'Malang'.
Let's get to the performances now! Aditya Roy Kapoor is the USP of the movie (and no, we are not just talking about his body though it would be hard to keep the eyes off him). His portrayal of love, anger and pain is probably the only thing that connects the movie with the audience.
Disha Patani looks gorgeous as always but that's it. Even her most powerful dialogues were delivered in plain tone with hardly any expressions. A good amount of appreciation to the costume designer for her styling in the movie though!
Anil Kapoor, as always, nails his role no matter how badly the movie is trying to hold together its plot. His brave expressions, dialogue delivery and body language, everything is on-point.
Kunal Kemmu, with this role, proves that he is such an underrated actor. He fully does justice to his character and brings power to the movie. Just a reminder, we are still waiting for his 'Lootcase'.
The songs of the movie have been received well but we are not sure if you will welcome the movie as well. The first half is a little weaker if we compare it to the second half but do watch it if you are a fan of Anil Kapoor or Aditya Roy Kapur otherwise you can gladly miss this one.
Ratings: 2/5 stars.