Directed by: Vishal Bharadwaj
Producer by: Ronnie Screwvala
Starring: Shahid Kapoor,Priyanka Chopra,Amol Gupte
Music Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj
Kaminey'is the first perfect movie made in the recent times. So, it deserves award. Since it belongs to the director, the credit goes to Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is perfect in all respects.
It has action, emotion, drama, suspense, political ambitions, drug mafia linked with the well crafted and executed story of twin brothers. It's bold, stark, funny and unpredictable, which is the success mantra of movie. Vishal Bhardwaj not only gives a crackling screenplay, but also smart one-liners.
His cameos stay even after the curtain falls. Priyanka's drunken seduction act, where she declares she loves Guddu more than Mumbai, Chennai, and Thiruvanthapuram is an example.
Similar are Amole Gupte and Chandan Roy's childish capers with the gun as Bope and Tope. Shahid's `Fiderman' dance is very impressive. The movie's story is of twins - Charlie and Guddu (both played by Shahid Kapoor in double role). They have just the opposite traits.
If Guddu with stammering prefers to live the right way as a goal-oriented, peace-loving, non-violent common man, then Charlie, with the speech problem , wants to get quick rich. Similarly, Guddu is quiet and shy, Charlie is the rough and tough type.
They never meet until they cross each other on a rainy night, and fall into wrong hands. While Charlie gets mixed up in a deathly get-rich-quick scheme, Guddu realises that the love of his life, Sweety has unwittingly put a price on his head!
Their lives collide with the lives of gangsters, rebel soldiers, rogue politicians and crooked cops. Thus, they are left to protect themselves and their dreams. They realize that they need each other at this juncture.
Guddu needs Charlie to complete his love story with Sweety (Priyanka Chopra), sister of Marathi politician (Amole Gupte) and Charlie needs Guddu to fulfill his dreams to get quick rich.
In the meantime, both earn the ire of their enemies. Guddu is troubled by rabid leader who cannot see his sister settling down with a non-Maharashtrian and Charlie enrages not only the crooked cops but an entire gang of drug smugglers headed by the wily Tashi (Tenzing Nima).
From here onwards, the story takes a dramatic turn and we soon realize why it's titled 'Kaminey'. Interestingly, the background music of popular song 'Dhan Te Nan', which is a sort of anthem of the movie, fillips the story that starts moving too fast as not to let you skip even a single scene. One has to be on the edge of one's seat to be aware of every goings-on and also the twists leading towards the end.
Acting-wise, Shahid Kapur seems to be touching the zenith by bringing live two completely different characters. Priyanka Chopra has performed first rate by reinventing from glamour to the earthy girl.
Amole Gupte, scriptwriter of the 'Taare Zameen Par' fame makes a memorable impact as the wily neta who is ready to sell his ideology of Maharashtra only for Maharashtrians for the sake of big money.
Chandan Roy Sanyal though new to the industry will be remembered as Mikhail, Charlie's gangster buddy. Tassaduq Hussain creates a whole new playground for criminals, thugs and goons by his superb cinematography.
Each and every scene is memorable. In fact, it's difficult to find a flaw as the camera goes on a hitherto unexplored journey in Indian cinema. Congrats Vishal Bhardwaj. You deserve an award.