News Helpline | April, 25 2014
Kaanchi... is an upcoming Hindi-language Indian film produced and directed by Subhash Ghai, starring Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Ckakraborty. The lead roles will be played by Tiwari and newcomer Mishti.
Verdict : Go for this one only if you are not Subhash Ghai fan because its no way close to what he can do! ____________________________________________________________
Mishti looks good in the role of ‘Kaanchi’ and though this is her first film she has put in a lot of effort to carry the entire film on her shoulders. Mithun Chakraborthy is awesome in the role of an evil politician. His looks, body language and the cruelty that he showcases is quite good.
All the locations and canvas of the film are on a grand scale and captured beautifully. The camera work is outstanding as in all Ghai movies and this takes the movie to a decent level.
Sadly, Ghai is still stuck in the 90′s and has not come out of his comfort zone. He once again brings us an outdated story and makes it a tedious watch.
Rishi Kapoor has been completely wasted in the film as his role has no importance and is totally overshadowed by Mithun Chakraborthy. Though the lead Mishti tries hard to salvage the film, her role does not justify the challenge she undertakes.
The entire second half lacks focus and clarity and primarily the way Mishti takes on the evil politicians and the process in which she carries out the operation has many loopholes.
Right from the word go, ‘Kaanchi’ is highly predictable and has nothing new to offer. The film reminds you of all previous Subhash Ghai’s films which are set in the valley and just a story woven around it.
The only thing which is the highlight of the film is the camera work as the picturesque locations have been captured beautifully and bring in an honest feel into the film.
Probably, this is the first time that music in a Subhash Ghai film is so bad. None of the songs manage to register and are like speed breakers to the film. The dialogues are just about OK and so is the editing. The screenplay of the film is good in the first half but once the film heads to Mumbai, the entire film goes haywire.
Ghai’s direction leaves a lot to be desired. Even though he chooses a routine story, he does not manage to set it into the current scenario.
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