Dirty Politics Cast & Crew:
BannerB.M.B Music & Magnetics Ltd.
Release Date06 Mar 2015
Star CastMallika Sherawat,
Media RelationsAshwani Shukla
Music DirectorAadesh Shrivastav, Robby Badal, Sanjeev Darshan
Music CompanyZee Music Company
Verdict : The film shows how good actors are wasted. Mediocre effort.
‘Dirty Politics’ directed by K.C. Bokadia is a comeback of sorts for Mallika Sherawat. Her last film, ‘Kismat Paisa Love Dilli’ came out almost three years back so her fans would be eagerly waiting to see her on the big screen. Will Mallika fans get their monies worth or they’ll return home disappointed?
The film is loosely based on the sensational Bhanwari Devi murder case. The story is narrated in the flashback mode. Mallika Sherawat plays Anokhi Devi, a beautiful and sexy dancer who makes her living through dancing at high-profile events. She gyrates to ‘Mere ghagre ke liye ghamasan machi hai’ and casts a spell on all the viewers of her dance performance.
But the one who just can’t get enough of Devi is Jan Seva Party chief Dinanath (Om Puri) who wants her at any cost. He promises Devi a ticket from the province of Merta and she is extremely happy to be getting an opportunity to show off her political skills to everyone. However, another politician Mukhtar is vying for Merta seat and wants to contest the elections from there. Mukhtar is privy to numerous illegal activities of Dinanath and that forces Dinanath to change his mind at the last moment about Devi and hands the ticket to Mukhtar. This enrages Mallika in a drastic manner. She badly wants to get involved in politics and feels bitterly cheated by Dinanath who goes back on his promise.
Devi is in possession of a CD where she and Dinanath are making love. Dinanath’s accomplice ( Ashutosh Rana) suggests Devi to start blackmailing Dinanath and demand for a enormous amount to keep her mouth shut. She does accordingly and demands 50 crore in return for the CD which could derail his political career. It is here that she vanishes and the politicians and the media are wondering about her whereabouts. Mukhtar gets arrested for killing Devi and CBI Inspector Anupam Kher comes into the picture. The investigations and the turn of events related to this murder forms the major part of the story.
There aren’t a lot of positive aspects about the film. The first half of the film is somewhat a decent watch as the events are unfolding at a good pace. For some moments temporarily you’ll be interested and eager to know what’s going to happen further. The guest appearance by Anupam Kher is a good addition and almost the sole saving grace of the film.
The film could perhaps enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of renowned actors wasted in one particular film. Veteran actors like Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff and Atul Kulkarni come up with one of their worst performances. Mallika Sherawat tries hard but she fails badly at both the hotness and as ambitious politician. Well, she’s getting old you can’t expect her to be killer hot at 38. The plot of the film fails to hold together and falls apart. The screenplay is poorly written and one scene after the other follows without any plot motives. The sex scenes are also poorly directed.
The background score of the film is pathetic and distracts audience. The music (Aadesh Shrivastav, Sanjeev Darshan, Robby Badal), songs and lyrics of the film are equally poor. Editor Prakash Jha should’ve done a better job at the editing table to make it at least watchable. The film’s cinematography by Paneer Selvam and choreography by Ganesh Acharya fail to add anything substantial to the film, in fact they worsen it. Direction is strictly average.
Overall, it’s a poorly scripted and directed film which even the die-hard fans of the actors wouldn’t enjoy.