Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Medium : Hindi
Starring : Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Director : Vishal Bharadwaj
Music : Vishal Bharadwaj

Till watching the hit movie ‘Jab We Met’ and analyze his performance, I have got a chocolate image only for the bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. He is also popular as the ex-lover of glamour girl Kareena Kapoor. Now he has come in a dual appearance in an action film named ‘Kaminey’ (which means “scoundrel”). The film is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, who gave films like ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ etc. He came to the field as a music director, doing films like ‘Maachis’, ‘Chachi 420’, ‘Satya’, ‘Dhaya’ (malayalam) etc. Ronnie Schrewvala, who usually takes different subjects, is the producer of ‘Kaminey’.

This is the story of twin brothers Charlie and Guddu (done by Shahid Kapoor) who lived in the streets of Mumbai. As it has to be, both are having contrasting characteristics. Charlie is having a slip of tongue every time he speaks; he says “F” in place of “S”. He is involved in illegal gambling and under world activities. Guddu is a soft guy; he is having a break down in speech fluency. He loves the girl (Priyanka Chopra), who is the sister of a criminal gang leader. Both of them decided to leave the place. Her brother chases them. Charlie, on the other hand, being an enemy is cornered by the police and some notorious gangs. Thus Guddu reaches the hands of police and what all confusions that happen in a double role story is shown here also, but seriously. Anyway in the end, the lovers are safe.

The attraction of the film lies in its presentation and the performance of all the artists, especially Shahid Kappor and Priyanka Chopra. By experience, Shahid is matured and has given a stable and unique show. Priyanka has also given her best. From the style it is evident that the director has inspired the style of foreign films like ‘City of God’ and ‘City of Men’, in which the story happens in the background of underworld gangs and their activities.

The first half of the film is slow. It creates a lagging and some portions create confusion on the viewers also. But later the film takes it’s real pace when the two characters are targeted. The scenes involving the police and their agreement with the criminals inside the train and the climax are notable. Cinematography by Tassaduq Hussain is excellent. “Danta Daan…” is a catchy number by Vishal Bharadwaj.

‘Kaminey’ is a different attempt from Shahid Kapoor, which enhances his journey to stardom.

Rating : 7.5 / 10

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