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Prassthanam (Hindi Movie)
Film: Prassthanam (Political Drama)Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Panday, Ali FazalDirector: Deva KattaDuration: 2 hours, 21 minutes

A rural politician Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt) marries a widow with children due to his loyalty to her father-in-law’s lineage. In building his own reign, he trusts his stepson more than his own in political matters, thus upsetting the latter. And, this tension gives birth to the most riveting twist in the tale.

Sanjay Dutt is menacing as a politician and at the same time has vulnerability that translates well on screen. His dialogue with sons and his aides form the most entertaining bits of the film. Ali Fazal is on a strong foot on the acting front and it’ll remind you of him in Mirzapur. Even Jackie Shroff’s silent act as the henchman speaks volumes of his calibre. The biggest surprise is newcomer Satyajeet Dubey, who holds his own in front of seasoned performers, especially in the second half which is pacier and more convincing.

However, the bad make-up and prosthetics that make Dutt look like a ghost in the flashback scenes are an eyesore. Plus, the several ill-fitting songs kill the mood.

The romantic track between Ali and Amyra is fluctuating and almost feels like a different film altogether. Although the film doesn’t claim to be intelligent, the amplification of background music, to make the audiences feel a certain way is distracting. Also, the makers could have used more of Jackie, who had to pull off a layered character with no or little dialogue.

Watch it for the strong and uninhibited performances by Sanjay and Ali, which comes with a heady mix of drama and action. The film would have deserved half a star less if it were not for Satyajeet Dubey. He’s one to watch out for!

Source: dnaindia.com

Prassthanam - Official Trailer | Sanjay Dutt | Jackie Shroff | Deva Katta | 20th September 2019