Harman Baweja was supposed to make a mark 6 years back when his first film ‘Love Story 2050’ released, but that film turned out to be a disaster and he went into oblivion after his second (Victory) and third film (What’s Your Rashee) also failed to make a mark at the box office. Unfortunately, unlike most other producer’s sons he is a good actor and dancer. So is he able to redeem himself with this Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty produced film called Diskhiyaoon?
Story: Vicky Kartoos (Harman Baweja) has had a troubled childhood with him getting bullied relentlessly in school. Unlike his Gandhian father, he believes in violence and beats the bullies into human pulp. But his life stays as miserable as it has always been, and he harbours a dream to become a top gangster in Mumbai. When he lands up in jail for four years he meets a Haryanwi wisewit Lakwa (Sunny Deol) who gives him the name Vicky Kartoos and sets him on his course to juggle the Mafia world. Vicky conquers all and then meets a girl (Ayesha Khanna) and then falls in love with her. He takes a u-turn and then wishes to leave the crime world forever. Of course it is not as easy as it seems.
Dishkiyaoon Movie Review
Screenplay and Direction: Sanamjit Singh Talwar clearly has gone through the ropes while writing the screenplay of Diskhiyaoon and it shows in his handling of the film as a director. He lends an assured hand to Diskhiyaoon and never lets it go drowsy. The pace of Diskhiyaoon is perhaps its biggest positive because even though a few of the sequences and characters seem illogical, the film never slows down. It is an event film where there is always something eventful happening onscreen. All in all, it is a good attempt at refurbishing: 1) the gangster genre and, 2) Baweja’s acting career.
The technical aspects of Diskhiyaoon are spot on for the most part. The film feels like a high budget film even though it has been made on a limited budget. The cinematography is deft and the chase-cum-action sequences are canned astutely by the cinematographer. The production design is alright and the editing is above par keeping the film’s length down to a reasonable figure. The music, however, fails to impress. Shilpa Shetty looks graceful in her song which appears in the end credits of Diskhiyaoon.
Acting: Harman Baweja is the focal point of Diskhiyaoon as Vicky Kartoos is the central character of the film. Harman has worked hard for his part developing a chiselled body. But what’s improved is his emoting skills. He shows in Diskhiyaoon that he CAN act if he works at it. Why did Sunny Deol do such a strange role and why he did adopt such a strange Haryanvi accent which does not suit him at all? We would never know. Ayesha Khanna looks smashing but does get much scope. Prashanth Narayanan does justice to the character he plays but Aditya Pancholi is clichéd.
Conclusion: Diskhiyaoon makes for an intense, quick viewing barring the illogicalities in the script which crop up at a few instances. The research is solid, the direction is swift and the acting is above average. But the action sequences transform Diskhiyaoon from an average film to an above average film. Give it a try, you might be surprised.
Box Office: As expected, Diskhiyaoon has taken a slow start, but the film definitely has potential to do well.
- Acting sequences
- Fluid pace of the film
- Harman Baweja
- Direction and Cinematography are in cohesion
- Sunny Deol’s jady acting
- The illogical loopholes
- The music