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India's Most Wanted Review: Watch It To Salute Unknown Heroes
Unsung and unknown heroes
There are heroes. There are superheroes. And then there are unsung heroes. And we don't know how many unknown heroes who worked for the betterment of the society we all live in. India's Most Wanted can be as much about the most wanted terrorist who was dubbed as India's Osama Bin Laden as much it is about the unsung heroes who are always the need of the nation. We just don't know about them. But they are always there.
But concentrating on the unknown and unsung heroes has been taken to newer extremes by our filmmaker, Raj Kumar Gupta. He had concentrated on telling the story as is for the most part and the film lacked dramatic moments which may undo the good work by the entire team.
How it panned out
Almost all of the protagonists, who are led by rather endearingly uncharismatic Arjun Kapoor, are unassuming in their appearance. But they are so good at keeping the audience interested in the slow-burning proceedings despite the film not having too many high-octane moments. These guys don't get support from any of the concerned government organizations. They depended solely on their hunch and their perseverance to find the most-wanted terrorist.
It is a story that needs to be told and the heroes deserved to be praised. For what they have done for the people. Or how their actions helped keep people of the country safe. They don't have any gadgets and hi-tech support from external sources. That's the beauty of all this story. Not a drop of blood lost. But the deadliest terrorist from Indian Mujahideen or IM is captured and brought to justice.
Arjun Kapoor did a fine job but lacked the charisma. Of course, his character of Prabhat Kapoor is intended as such. But a charismatic protagonist would have lifted the film to the next level. Like Vidyut Jammwal did in an otherwise ordinary film Junglee. Same had happened with John Abraham in Romeo Akbar Walter.
Yet, we can say that he delivered a restrained performance without getting obscured. His sincere efforts help the audience to get through to the end of the film. The rest of the actors have put their best efforts forward to make the film tick. Rajesh Sharma, Amrita Puri, and Shantilal Mukherjee also made their presence felt.
Writing and direction
The writing of the movie has a sort of controlled aggression. The dialogues are natural and the narration is slow and steady instead of spectacular. The screenplay thankfully followed the regular set template. The direction of the movie is top-notch though. Raj Kumar Gupta has brought his vision on to the screen with aplomb.
The music though followed a routine template. The scenes with the terrorists have the sounds already used in such scenes and the usage of Khawwalis in such scenes has become beyond-routine. The cinematography is superb. The frames are lively. The lighting scheme used for various scenes helped enhance the atmosphere. The editing is decent. The production values are great for the budget spent.
See, this is an unusually small review for a major Bollywood review. Not that there isn't any to write about the film but we need to talk about the same and the process behind the capturing of the deadly criminal which will spoil the viewing pleasure. So far so good. Is the film watchable? Certainly. But be prepared to invest your time in the characters. And also remember the heroes who need to be saluted. Yes. You can watch the film without second thoughts. But don't expect slam-bang action.
- Intriguing story about unknown and unsung heroes
- Sharp direction and restrained narration
- Unspectacular narration
Pycker Rating: 3 out of 5
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A good watch even though it's slow at places
India's Most Wanted has been making all the right sounds with positive promotions and the promise of telling the story of unknown but significant heroes in recent Indian history. The Arjun Kapoor starrer has created a lot of buzz before the release and with the premiere shows completed, the talk for the movie is quite positive. The intriguing story, the performances by the acting team lead by Arjun Kapoor and the direction of Raj Kumar Gupta received generally positive reviews.
Most of the celebs who watched the film earlier than the actual release of the film have been praising it to no end. India's Most Wanted is a story that must be told. A quick-paced film with an entertaining screenplay. A gripping performance from Arjun Kapoor forms the backbone of this thrilling ride of a film. Some even compared the film to Hollywood film Argo directed by Ben Affleck.
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What is India's Most Wanted About?
India's Most Wanted is about tracking a terrorist in a secret mission and arresting him without firing bullets. The true essence of non-violence but with a twist. The Arjun Kapoor starrer us about the nabbing of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Abdul Subhan Qureshi who is often referred to as India's Osama Bin Laden by the Delhi Police.
Arjun Kapoor stars as Prabhat Kapoor and mostly the story will be unveiled through his point of view. Abdul Subhan Qureshi is one of the most notorious terrorists India has ever faced. He was the prime suspect in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Delhi bombings apart from 11 July Mumbai Train Bombings. How Arjun Kapoor's Prabhat and his adventures relate to the nabbing of India's most wanted makes for a very interesting watch.
India's Most Wanted Promises
A tale that must be known to all
India's Most Wanted tells the story of a group of unsung heroes who without any monetary, external or internal support (that of their organization) fought against many odds and captured him without any loss of life, for that matter a drop of blood. If it's not enough of promise for a promising film, we cannot find tales that are worth telling anymore. Whether the makers executed the film with the same intensity will be for another discussion, that's after watching the film or in the film's review.
Arjun Kapoor's promise of intrigue
Arjun Kapoor though hasn't got many hit films to show for in his career, he has received high critical acclaim for the superhero noir film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero last year. He is known for his sincere efforts despite setbacks and with a film as promising as India's Kost Wanted, he is sure to make an impact this time round. He is playing the role of the man and the might behind the team of officials who put the eponymous deadly terrorist brought to justice.
Rajkumar Gupta and his team
Rajkumar Gupta who is known for films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica proved himself to be a director who can handle films with intense storylines and are inspired from real-life events. He wrote the script himself and co-produced the film alongside Fox Star Studios and Raapchik Films. Highly rated Amit Trivedi composes the musical score. Cinematography plays a great part in elevating the mood of this genre films and Dudley seems to have nailed the atmosphere of the film with his frames.
India's Most Wanted Turns out to be a great choice for the Indian audience. And stay tuned for India's Most Wanted review, rating, and complete analysis.