What disappoints me big time nowadays is that when a Director like Anurag Kashyap makes a movie like this one. He actually deserves clap, cheers, hoot, shouts, applause and hands in air moments but todays highly educated crowd of multiplex just smiles and "Sighs" - no wants to Whistle and shout "Yoo Hoo" like I did in a theater with sitting capacity of close to 600+ with 15 tickets sold only. But I glad that I did made a great friend who was properly in sync with my feelings and keeping me company with my emotions going high with every new character stabbed and killed by Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpai) in most brutal possible way. With almost no background score to pin drop silence to Piyush Mishra's voice over on 20000+ Watts of Audio System - I cant even put it in words how it felt - everything is so insanely beautiful about this whole movie and it took our movie watching experience ot a new high. Those days are gone when I will regrest not being born in the times of those great Directors when they were making those classics - which now we watch and gasp in amazement. I am proud to be born on a time when Anurgag Kashyap is making movies. It was an amazing feeling to hear the thump of Royal Enfield with Sardar Khan riding it and his two associates throwing crude bombs and hurling bullets on enemies - left right and center and Sardar telling them "Maar saalon ko, ek ek ko maar" it was an amazing feeling giving me goosebumps. Killing some one with that brutality never made me happy but this was a vengeance long due hence the outcome and the feelings associated with it. This is exactly how you show - how it happens. There is this one scene where Sardar stabbs a guy multiple times with an "Ice Breaker" - once twice thrice and the guy too fights for his life before crashing - I will never forget this one scene and lots of similar scenes or the whole movie for a long long time to come - I am sure of that. The rattle of old Mahindra Jeep in which they move with no doors - is superb music to my ears. Amazing is the way he has captured the mood, era, feel and it takes you so close to reality that even the camera looks like a character. The very first scene of the movie - the whole shoot out at Sardar Khan's haveli - gives you a feel that "You've been with them" and not that you are watching it sitting in a plush theater in chilling air conditioner.
Its an ultimate revenge story starting from pre independent India and ends around late 90's and will go forward in the second part which is very highly awaited - I just simply can't wait to see it now. Almost every character you come across in the whole movie - gives you that "Hand Picked for the role by Anurag Kashyap", may it be damn good kids to the hot women - he has chosen for the job. Even when the second wife of Sardar Khan played by "Remme Sen" has hardly any lines to speak - you will not forget her character - this must be called one of her best appearances on the big screen as she looks fuming hot to say the least. Richa Chaddha is another revelation, she plays the role of a perfect nagging wife to the T. Sardar Khan is dreaded by his counterparts and enemies both - but inside the house - you should see his expressions change - he is totally a different guy inside his own house in front of his wife. Its hilarious to see their conversations. The guy who plays Shahid Khan (Jaideep Ahlawat - Manoj Bajpai's Father) - is one hell of a character - his fight sequences are simply mind blowing with that damn good make up and effect - its totally outstanding. This guy is going to go a long way now and i am sure a lot of Directors will pick up him now for a varied list of roles. Piyush Mishra and his voice over is another high of the movie - he has a unique way of delivering his dialogues and his character is one of the best things about this movie. Totally loved him. He is the one who takes care of Sardar Khan once his dad is killed. Yet! the best character in this part is definitely Sardar Khan and Ramadhir Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia) in a role of a life time. Never expected the director of a couple of best movies of bollywood to do a role that too in a first of its own kind debut. Unbelievable role and what an ease he is with that character and role - Kudos to Anurag to pull it off in the way they have done this.
I have a bad reputation of "Not Singing a song ever". Imagine when I was in school - long back - I was always thrown out of Music Class as I will never sing. Never sang my school prayer or even the national anthem - till today. Songs of the movie never appealed me. Even after downloading the whole album and listening to it - I deleted it immediately as the songs were not upto my taste. When we reached home after seeing the movie - as I hummed "O Womaniya" that too in a romantic mood - wifey turns to me and says "WOW, which direction did the sun rise today?" ;) Again, thats the magic of Anurag Kashyap - as the sexy image of Remme Sen doesnt go off your mind so soon in that sexy revealing saree. Dialogues though do not have that impact this time round they do always in all his movies still they hold pretty good. Although its a little too long for the regular movie goer - hence I saw some people complaining of too much running time, should be edited like good 20 minutes and stuff like that. I did not had any such issues as I would have definitely loved to watch the whole 5 and a half hour long movie in one go like the people in Cannes did and loved it too. Now we will have to wait a couple of months more to see the continued story which is going to be even better than what we saw uptill now.
Its a must watch for all thriller / action movie lovers. Its a treat to Anurag Kashyap fan's, I guarantee - you will be asking for more by the time it ends and wouldn't like to get up from your seats even after the end credits roll and you see the trailer of the upcoming second part. Its a delight and an amazing piece of cinema. Not to be missed at any cost.