Was again at a movie after work to rejuvenate. And this time
it was Aurangzeb at Q Cinemas. Reaching
the movie after work in this traffic is a huge task in itself somehow I managed
to be seated in nick of time just when the casting was over.
I didn’t have much expectation from the movie but it didn’t disappoint
largely like some of the others that I saw recently (I am talking about
Bollywood movies). So here goes the review (again an honest review) before you
see crazy star ratings in different sites (namely the online news portals). Why
I give honest reviews – because tickets doesn’t come free!
ACP Arya (Prithviraj Sukumaran) figures
out his dad (Anupam Kher) was thrown away from the police department for an alleged
encounter of the wife and son of gangster Yashwardhan
(Jackie Shroff) instead of the gangster himself. But he finds them alive and
safe after 25 years. Along with his uncle DCP
Ravikant (RishiKapoor) he plans to bring back the honor of his dead father
who had sacrificed his career and family to keep this mother and child safe for
years together. Vishal & Ajay
(Arjun Kapoor) are the twin sons of Yashwardhan
and are unaware of the existence of each other. With a master plan to plant an
Aurangzeb in the group Ravikant
prepares to break Yashwardhan and his
faction with the help of one of the twins.
he goes about doing it, and the multiple twists and turns are what you need to
watch and figure out.
first you think hey these used to happen in the 80’s movies – twin brothers separating
in childhood unaware of each other’s existence, double role swapping, bad guy
becomes good guy, twists and turns of police brigade etc etc. And all of it you
find here also. Sometimes the plot gets little confusing also but you will not
get bored, that I can tell you.
is a huge star cast (well I don’t know if I can call it a ‘star’ cast). And the
most impressive one is Rishi Kapoor with his shades of grey. Rishi Kapoor with
all his movies lately has only impressed me be it Agneepath or Aurangeb. For
me the hero f the movie is him and no one else.
Kapoor in his maiden double role has done a decent job though he needs a little
more maturity to carry off a double role with flair. However, the
transformation from the good twin to the wild twin was good.
star Prithviraj Sukumaran finally got a role where he could show his skills. I
think he was completely wasted in the film Aiyya
(yes I saw that too! How embarrassing). I find him quite nice and think has a
was nice to see Amrita Singh after a long time. She carries out her dark
character quite well. Jackie Shroff looks ghastly (don’t know if that’s make up
or otherwise) but his voice my god doesn’t need any sound effect for his voice I
guess. He carries out his frail gangster cum real estate tycoon role quite
back to other actors in the movie, the new girl Sasha Agha as an infiltrator does
okay. Girl I don’t know how you will do in future in the industry but you have
great hair! Anupam Kher, Dipti Naval drops in as cameos. There’s also Sikander
Kher but I only figured that out when I saw the end credits.
actually very odd when you figure out that all the men of an entire family is
in the police force that too in the same city! The chacha is a DCP and the bhatija
is the ACP! All brothers, brother in laws in same police bureau!
has some witty dialogues mostly by Rishi Kapoor and some by Arjun Kapoor as
well. For example “Main aur budhiya to yahan
Big Boss Big Boss khel rahein hai” (when they are confined in a secluded
house for days together) and some more on which we all laughed but don’t
coming to the big question – why is the film called Aurangzeb? And who is this
Aurangzeb? Well, even I am not very sure. We are told repeatedly that “Kingship
knows no kinship” and to get to the top you need to follow Aurangzeb who killed
his siblings to gain power. There are many points in the film when you will
find its Arjun Kapoor who is the Aurangzeb, and then you think no its Rishi
Kapoor, or is it Prithviraj?? You gotta watch the movie to figure out the real
My Rating – 3 out of 5. 3 because I thought
it wasn’t boring and kept you held in the story.