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Movies Ashdoc's movie review---Ugly

Discussion in 'Theatre, Movies & Cinema' started by ashdoc, Dec 31, 2014.

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    After 'Gangs of Wasseypur' director Anurag Kashyap turns from the badlands of India towards Mumbai---the economic capital of India....

    But the feel of this movie is the same---dark , gripping and gritty....

    He had the chance to show some nice and glitzy locations , and some high octane action using modern gadgets---this being the economic capital after all....

    But no....the locations in which the fighting ( it isn't glamorous enough to be called 'action' ) takes place are dark and dingy if not downright filthy....

    The people doing the fighting---they spew the choicest abuses and obscenities...all gutter level language....

    No fashionable clothes are worn---very few people are well dressed here....

    And hardly any person is good---all have either some problem in their relationships , or their ego is too big for them to think in the right direction....

    The ending of the movie is sick enough to make you puke....

    No wonder the film is called UGLY....

    In the midst of all this is caught an innocent little girl who has been kidnapped....

    Her step father ( Ronit Roy ) is a big police officer who chronically ill treats her mother , leading her mother ( Tejaswini Kolhapure ) to contemplate suicide....

    A man as problematic as him is bound to take the wrong step , and instead of searching properly for the girl he tries to implicate the girl's real father ( his wife's ex husband ) in the kidnapping....

    The ex husband ( Rahul Bhat ) tries to upstage the police officer by using extremely high handed tactics to search for his daughter....and he is helped by his friend ( Vineet Kumar Singh ) who has brainwave after brainwave of stupid ideas to get back the daughter---more like brainstorms actually....

    Their are several other characters with an axe to grind in the situation...

    In the midst of all this the kidnapped girl is nowhere to be found....

    Tonnes of blood is leaked , tables and chairs smashed , and mayhem unleashed in this explosive cocktail of a situation....

    Several people do several things in order to get what they want out of the situation....

    No wonder you feel that people are interested in satisfying their own stupid egos and ambitions rather than rescue the kidnapped girl....

    Among all of them , the one who puts a stellar acting performance is actor Girish kulkarni , who plays a policeman who is sidekick to the big police officer---his dialogues ( in marathi accented hindi ) dripping with sarcasm are the only ones that make you laugh for some time in the movie....

    Acting by everyone else is decent too---care has been taken by the director to make the acting and the situations look as realistic as possible and not filmy....

    The twists and turns keep you hooked on to the movie for a considerable time....

    But towards the end the director tries a twist and a turn too many , and loses grip over the situation....

    The climax hits you like a cold shower after a hot bath , leaving you stunned....

    Mercifully , no songs interrupt the movie ; music is not an important part of the film....

    It seems the director got overambitious and lengthened the film too much for it's own good....

    So what about the girl and who is her kidnapper ??
    Go and watch the movie for that....
    But even if you don't , it does not really matter---for I was not particularly impressed by this effort .

    The film has been given an 'Adults' rating chiefly for it's violence and bad language , but their are no sex scenes.

    Verdict---Just about okay .
    Two stars out of five .
     
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