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Qaidi Band – Movie Review

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Anya Singh’s brilliance must have felt like a ‘qaidi’ in this make-believe film

Filmy Digest

After Ranveer and Anushka, YRF is back with their new talent Aadar Jain and Anya Singh. While they give industry new artists, its taking away its own brand whose films everybody used to wait for eagerly.

Because content is imprisoned somewhere and refuses to be a part. The same happened here in this film, it’s an unreal and too easy a depiction of real state of events.

Forget unreal, it’s not even convincing, except for Anya Jain, who evidently outs her heart and soul into the film.

Watch it If you like –

Anya Singh’s debut is unbelievable and so you have to watch the energy of this young girl, The film’s subject is really relevant

But Beware of –

Script is too unreal and unconvincing and hence uninteresting

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Nirmata (Makers)

Helmed by Habib Faisal whose last direction daawat-e-ishq couldn’t create the magic of Ishqzaade and Doh Dooni Char, comes this time with fresh talent, fresh and unconventional story of a rock band in jail.

Undertrails are surely an issue that is to be dealt with immediately and the makers have bought an untouched topic into films, which is commendable, but then where is the script.

Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)

In a film, there can be no movement without a script. It must be there and it has to make sense for most of the films.

And with films like Qaidi Band that welcome you to the jails of India and are inspired by real life stories, script, believability and realism are key ingredients. Then may be later the makers can garnish with music and filmy masala.

Questioning our judicial system for undertrials (person held in jail awaiting court judgment for a crime he may or may not have committed), the subject deserves kudos. The film begins nice and ends nice. The in between is a little unstable.

The story establishes itself nicely, the character introduction is uncompelled and natural and is one of the good parts about the film. The rest of the film is just scenes joined together to make a movie because there is no growth, and predictability casts its shadow.

Everything is make-believe, smooth and unconvincing. Even Aadar’s look was so put together to be a jail inmate. The jail set-ups though were a little close to reality it seemed. There is not much depth or emotional connect in the plot. Realism and Emotion are two things you’d expect from a film like this where freedom is unjustifiably snatched from people.

And moreover, even if the film lacked realism, they shouldn’t have masala-fied it with social media revolution. Gone are those Rang De Basanti days, if everything is so easily achieved through hashtags, world would really be a better place. Nonetheless, this socially and morally relevant topic of undertrials did come out through this film.

Abhineta (Actors)

Let’s start with debutant Anya Singh, the girl is so confident. She is the soul of the film; full of energy, even in the songs the way she pours her heart out is just amazing. And one is all the more stunned with her performance because it’s just her first film.

Aadar Jain, resembles Ranbir Kapoor in not only appearance but voice too, didn’t quite make much of a mark. He acted decently but it was his whole attire of unblemished beard and hair that made his whole performance unbelievable. Director’s fault, totally. But the actor showed potential, let’s give him a second chance. So welcome Aadar and Anya, two young actors who looked good onscreen together.

The supporting cast was fresh and great, Pravinder Singh as Maskeen looked convincing. Mikhail Yawalkar story is one of the strong and most emotional one among all the supporting cast.The actor pulled his role well too. Peter Muxka Manuel as another rock band member is nice, the role added a speck of believability to the film.  Sachin Pilgaonkar as Jailer, the role doesn’t go well with him, he is too soft too be harsh and wicked.

Geet Sangeet (Music)

Well music is decent, could and should have been better since it’s a film on rock band in jail. I Am India is the only track that gets registered.

Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)

You can watch the movie only for performances from the newcomers and the subject it touches. Or maybe wait for some time and watch this movie when it comes on Amazon (wink).

FilmyCurry Rating

★1/2

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