FILM REVIEW – SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER OVERALL RATING – 2/5

BY ARYEMAN RAJ

 

This is definitely not Tishu’s (director Tigmanshu Dhulia) best film. We have seen better work from him before. In fact, his previous release Shaghird was more crispy and had better twists and turns. The film partakes the same old story-line of an infidel husband, a neurotic wife who has flings and the typical James Hardley Chase playboy who falls into the trap of the wife.

Although the punch lines and dialogues in the film get a smile on your face, they lack the appeal of the masses. Everything seems to be underplayed with no heights of tension being created. The scenes have the same flavour except for the rustic, virgin outdoors which have been captured beautifully.

One more film which had some brilliant promos and teasers and the zing missing in the final product. Not gripping enough to make a noise about.

 

PERFORMANCE METER

Jimmy Shergil – restrained, composed and intense in just the right doses.

Rating – 3/5

Randeep Hooda – a tailor-made role which just required him to be himself. His raw sexual quotient of being someone who knows the effect he has on women is flawless and truly evident. Despite his styling, he manages to excel.

Rating – 4/5

Mahi Gill – Looks beautiful in bits. However she could have taken her Meena Kumari kinda character to higher levels. Even in moments where she has to go nutty, she failed to impress. The maturity on her face shows.

Rating – 2.5/5

Vipin Sharma – quite a stealing performace in his unusual avatar. One would haven’t expected Vipin to do justice to this role knowing his previous films. He has cleverly manipulated not over-playing the character and yet standing out with his subtle nuances and vague get-up. An actor to watch out for.

Rating – 4/5

Deepal Shaw – stands out in her dehati look and has some great punch lines. Finally she has proved that an item girl can definitely act and stand out from established actors no matter what the length of your role is.

MUSIC METER

Some hummable numbers which could have caught on the audiences fancy if enough money was plugged on promoting it. Song picturisations have been average since the production budget was limited.