Bollywood film review – Koyelaanchal Rating – 1.5

Lost in the Mines!

If you are expecting Koyelaanchal to be anywhere close to Gangs of Wasseypur, you will be in for a rude shock . This Vinod Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Vipinno starrer directed by Asshu Trikha starts on a good note but fails to deliver an engrossing tale.


The film which tackles the coal mafia in Dhanbad has some excellent shot taking and brilliant actors. Somehow the script fails to retain your attention with an overdose of violence, gun-shots and action scenes. The plot takes an entirely different dimension post the interval.

Vinod Khanna’s characterisation built-up is extensive, while Suniel Shetty’s role is subdued and lacks the punch. Newcomer Vipinno stands out with his taut physique and tough looks. Newcomer Rupali Krishnarao as the hero’s love interest adds the glamour element.

Except for the dialogues and the amazing outdoor locations, the script has nothing great to talk about. The film fails to appeal although the production value are good.

Casting director Kunal M Shah has managed to imbibe fresh talented actors who fit the roles like a glove.

But all this is in vain when the film fails to deliver.