Release date : April 25 2014
Starring : Mishti,Kartik Tiwari,Rishi Kapoor,Mithun Chakraborty
Producer : Subhash Ghai
Director : Subhash Ghai
Music Director : Ismail Darbar,Salim-Sulaiman
The showman of Bollywood, Subhash Ghai is back on the silver screen after a long gap with Kaanchi. Starring new comer Mishti in a lead role, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Kaanchi(Mishti) is fearless girl, who is born and brought up in the Kaushamba Valley of Uttarakhand. She along with her fiancée(Kartik Tiwari) keep protecting the entire valley, which is eyed by some evil politicians for development.
Right when the times comes for her to get married, Kaanchi’s finance is killed by the son of the politician played by Rishi Kapoor. A depressed and helpless Kaanchi approaches the cops, but only finds out that even more bigger politicians are behind this hi profile murder.
Kaanchi then decides to take things in her hand, and comes to Mumbai to take revenge on her finance’s murderers. How will she manage to fight such influential politicians? Will she be successful in her mission.
For all these answers you need to watch this film on the big screen.
Misti looks good in the role of Kaanchi. Though this is her first film, she tried hard to carry on the entire film on her own hands. Mithun Chakraborthy is awesome in the role of a evil politician.
His looks, body language and the evil venom he showcases in quite good. All the locations and canvas of the film is large and beautiful.
Camera work is out standing as in all Ghai movies and takes the movie to a decent level.
Sadly, Ghai is still stuck in the 90′s and has not come out of that zone. He once again brings us an outdated story and makes for a tedious watch.
Rishi Kapoor has been wasted in the film completely. His role has no importance and is just over shadowed by Mithun Chakravorthy.
Though lead actress Mishti, tries hard to salvage the film, her role does not justify the challenge she undertakes.
The entire second half lacks focus and clarity. The way Mishti takes on the evil politicians and the process in which she carries out the operation has many loopholes.
Right from the word go, Kaanhi is highly predictable and has nothing new to offer. The film reminds you of all previous Subhash Ghai’s films which are set in the valley and just have story woven around it.
Lead actress and debutante Mishti gives an average performance. She fails to shine in scenes with potential. Even though Mishti’s fragile beauty is captured well on the canvas, her acting prowess does not lift up as much. Doing an Aishwarya Rai of Taal, she lacks the charm.
The male lead Kartik on the other hand puts up a decent show.
The real deals in the film are the veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Mithoon Chakraborty who don the grey shades with a much required persona.
Also Chandan Roy Sanyal in a slightly comic yet serious role is the limelight of the second half.
The only thing which is the highlight of the film is the camera work. Locations have been captured beautifully and bring in an honest feel into the film.
Probably, this is the first time that music in a Subhash Ghai film is so bad. None of the songs manage to register and are like speed breakers to the film.
Dialogues are just about OK and so is the editing. Screenplay of the film is good in the first half, but once the film heads to Mumbai, the entire film gets wayward.
Subhash Ghai’s director leave a lot to be desired. Even though he chooses a routine story he does not manage to set into the current scenario.
On the whole, Kaanchi is probably Subhash Ghai’s worst film till date. Right from the lead actress to the entire story set up and execution, this film is a huge disaster. Stay away from this one.
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