Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sahib Biwi Aur Hottie!

What a movie!! After ages, i watched a film that hit all the right spots - erotic, cerebral and emotional. A case of brilliant casting and a script that sizzles with every lush and detailed scene. It's always the script that's the real star - in any memorable film. No script, no film. Not all the big budgets and special effects in the world can make up for a lousy, flimsy script. And here's a movie with a modest budget, but with immense ambition - and the talent to pull it off. Only a gutsy director can come up with such an inspired ensemble cast. Jimmy Shergill, one of Bollywood's most wasted talents, finally gets to strut his stuff as the 'Sahib'. That he does so with delicacy and refinement says a lot about 'what lies beneath'. Mahie Gill as the Biwi, is passable, but is no aristocrat ( fire her stylist, forthwith!). She looks and acts like a wanton village belle, and one can completely understand why the Sahib shuns her. It is really Randeep Hooda as the Gangster who fills up the screen with unadulterated testosterone. As the Biwi's rugged driver "without any class", his supremely assured performance goes from brutal to delusionary, cunning to needy, with the sort of finesse one rarely sees in commercial cinema these days. His 'Bholanath' ( am i getting it right?), is a far more complex creation than the original. But poor Mahie is no Meena Kumari... and is the movie's weakest link. It is Deepal Shaw who is the real surprise package in SBAG. She puts in a convincing performance that goes way beyond her popular image. Unfortunately, the music is weak. But every single person ( i wish i knew the name of the actor who plays Jimmy's trusted aide), including the minister, the mistress, and the stepmother, adds to the rivetting narrative. Tigmanshu Dhulia has once again proved his mettle. A must watch film after a spate of over rated rubbish.

15 comments:

Harman said...

I dint know abt this movie..I will see..

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Totally Jonesing to see this movie! Have to wait for netflix to deem it important enough to add to its inventory though :( Yeah, no to piracy and all that!

Neha said...

Booked tickets for tonight's show; hope it's as good as you say it is :)

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चंद्रमौलेश्वर प्रसाद said...

Thanks for the review!

3D said...

Randeep Hooda is an amazing talent. I saw him in 'Of Arms and Men' a few months ago. He can really act.
Will watch the film. Jimmy Shergill and Randeep Hooda together is a combination I wouldn't dream of missing.

Divya Virmani said...

I so want to watch the movie. But I'll wait till it comes out on pirated dvd...HA! You must watch BOL as well. It's a pakistani movie and I saw it yesterday. Spine-chilling effect of the movie and it'll surely terrify your soul! Definitely a must watch if you plan to skip Mausam and save some money. You can watch it on online...lol

Pooja Rathore said...

will check out the movie!so used to checking your blog,not finding your post for quite sometime... kind of missed you.

Chintan Gupta said...

Exactly what I have heard from friends, that this is the movie, Jimi can take to his grave! Glad for him and I louuu him <3

By the way, when would you be writing about the French Feminists? And their crazy confusion about Madame vs Madomezilllee that I fail to spell :D

Cheers
Chintu Singh

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Sandy said...

Watched the movie...but didnt like it as much as I thought I would after reading this review :( Nevertheless u can watch it once :)

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