Kuttey Review: Know what’s new and if it is worth watching

Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s caper, Kuttey, is largely driven by the common human emotions of greed and the never-ending lust for money. It starts with Gopal (Arjun Kapoor) and Paaji (Kumud Mishra) getting into trouble and their attempts to get out of it. It seems to them the solution to all problems. Can they truly find a way out or the attention and interference of Narayan Khobre (Naseeruddin Shah), Pammi (Tabu), Laxmi (Konkona Sensharma), Lovely (Radhika Madan) and Danny (Shardul Bhardwaj) lead them all into a frantic situation. Are you? situation? Watch the movie and find out!

hot issue?
What truly works for me in this Bhushan Kumar, Luv Ranjan and Vishal Bhardwaj supporting film are the last 20 minutes. While the film struggles to get invested in the first half, the pace picks up in the second half of the film, especially as it accelerates towards the climax. All the pieces truly start to come together as the film drags towards its end, only to fall apart once more in the finale. This sudden momentum of the narrative keeps you on edge while making you wonder what it lacks in the early parts of the project.

Nonetheless, the overall treatment of the film is unique, influential and rare in the Hindi film space, and kudos to director and writer Aasmaan Bhardwaj for doing just that. Yes, the concepts of greed, ambition, and betrayal aren’t new, but they’ve been packaged in a way that sets the story apart. The dialogue written by Vishal Bhardwaj stands out. A few liners that will make you think like Konkona’s “Sirf Tum Aur Tumhara Malik Desh Nahin Hai, Hum Bhi Hai” and Tabu’s male commentary will break you.

Another highlight of Kuttey is the music and background score composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. In the first half, when some scenes do not attract attention, the BGM helps to endure. The music is also top notch and has the potential to eventually grow in the audience. Personally my favorite song from the album is “Tere Saath” composed by Gulzar and sung by Vishal Bhardwaj and Kiran and Nivi. It’s about as full as it gets. Director of Photography (DOP) Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi’s lenses bring Kuttey’s world to life, production designers Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty stay true to Kuttey’s look and feel, and costume designer Karishma Sharma also defines her and her director’s wardrobe vision. for the character.

What’s not?
What doesn’t work in the film’s favor is the elongated screenplay. All of Kuttey’s characters are quirky, and the narrative takes its own sweet time in setting up individual features while advancing the story. This sometimes makes viewers impatient for what follows. Also, Ashish Vidyarthi’s character adds nothing to the overall story, and the whole part along with Tabu’s frog and scorpion storyline may have been completely removed. Perhaps because the existing scene is long and flashy, another way could have been found to establish what the scene was trying to convey. Editor A. Sreekar Prasad, screenwriter Aasmaan Bhardwaj and additional screenwriter Vishal Bhardwaj could help sharpen these points. Choreographed by Harpal Singh and Anton Moon, the action looks like a caricature.

Arjun Kapoor plays Gopal and his skills allow him to convey emotions. Tabu, Konkona Sensharma, and Kumud Mishra give a very controlled performance that speaks to their great experience and professionalism as actors. Naseeruddin Shah leaves an impact in his limited screen time while Radhika Madan and Shardul Bhardwaj shine with their respective characters. In fact, Radhika’s growth as an actress is really dazzling.

final verdict
Overall, Kuttey is fun and captivating, but in parts. This film could have done so much more and failed to optimize its potential.

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