Film Review: Dishkiyaoon is more of a comeback vehicle for Harman Baweja than an earnest effort at making a good film

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 8:04pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
  • Dishkiyaoon

Cast: Harman Baweja, Sunny Deol, Ayesha Khanna, Prashant Narayanan and Aditya Pancholi
Director: Sanamjit Singh Talwar
Rating: **

What's it about
Viki (Harman Baweja) has had a hard childhood. The only child facing bullies in school and having to fend for himself after his mother passes away, he looks to gangster Mota Tony (Prashant Narayanan) for support. Working with him and his team of crooks he lands up in jail only to meet an ageing don Lukwa (Sunny Deol) who transform him from Viki to Viki Kartoos.

What's hot
Harman Baweja makes a decent comeback. He's not only worked on his physical appearance and is in his best form but he's also studied on how to use his body language to make Viki Kartoos stand out from the other gangsters. There are some engaging moments between Sunny and Harman that are smartly written. Deol fans will get a different sort of treat from their favourite actor who puts on a Haryanvi accent to play the part.

What's not
There should have been more suspense and intrigue in the story. Also the chemistry between Harman and Ayesha is quite thanda! Songs are passable and there isn't a single tune that actually stands out as you leave the theatre. The dialogues are corny and over the top lacking any sense of realism whatsoever .

What to do
Dishkiyaoon is more of a comeback vehicle for an actor than an earnest effort at making a good film.

 


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