Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Jhonny Gaddar (2007) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 4.5/5

Cast: Neil Mukesh, Dharmendra, Rimi Sen, Vinay Pathak, Zakir Hussain, Govind Namdeo
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

This movie is a must watch. I wonder why it did not get enough publicity in spite of being one of the better movies released in 2007. Classic crime novel with perfect twist and turns and an awesome ending to the brilliantly directed and executed movie.

Five people who are partners in running a shady dance bars and obviously involved in shady business get a deal where they invest a small sum of money to make a very big sum that will be split five ways. The head honcho of the gang is Dharmendra and the youngest in the group is Neil Mukesh who has an affair with the wife (Rimi) of one the group members.

Everybody makes a plan to move the money over to Bangalore for the deal while Neil makes his own plan to rob the money. In order to do so he kills one of the gang members and hide the identity of the traitor he commits one crime after an another...does he get caught in the end? There is no fun if I reveal the entire story here especially in a crime story...

Definitely a must watch as well the songs are a must hear. Total party mix and cool music. A couple of songs are available in Tamil and Telugu too. The screenplay is awesome and the story is brilliant...I cannot repeat it more...just watch it.


Kasi Alagappan said...

Even I liked this movie very much. simply a LOT. The screenplay and the pace was perfect, no hitches, no unnecessary drag. As good as a James Chadley Chase (the director's inspiration). The climax gave the justice. Neil's a revealation..and yea with his angular face and muscular build, he looks like Hrithik.. I loved this dialogue (by Dharmander) -'it's not age, its mileage!'. true, very true indeed!

Anu Russell said...

ya...the movie is awesome...wonder why such kinds of movie dont make it to big leagues!