Kaminey – 8/10 – Action/Drama – starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, watched at 3C’s Lajpat Nagar.
Basically, Kaminey is a movie about gangsters, drugs, local politics and forbidden love. Shahid Kapoor plays a double role as twin brothers Guddu, a stutterer who works in an NGO and Charlie, a lisper who is a small time crook. Charlie finds a stash of cocaine and is on the run from the police, drug lords and mafia while Guddu marries Sweety, the sister of a local politician and is on the run from his party workers.
Kaminey is a very well written and perfectly cast movie. The screenplay is realistic and every scene, onscreen action, dialogue and background music has a deep meaning, which adds to the story. A good job by movie director Vishal Bharadwaj. The actors, right from Shahid Kapoor to the character actors in bit roles, fit the part perfectly and did justice to the roles given to them.
There were some inconsistencies in the film, like Shahid sometimes forgetting to say ‘f’ for ‘s’ while lisping as part of the character of Charlie. For example, when he threatens to shoot the cop in the head and starts counting to 10, he says ‘dus’ instead of ‘duf’. The dialogue in Kaminey was very realistic. Only a person who has loved a person of another community could understand the fear brought on by a simple line like ‘Tyacha nao kaay’ (what is his name), spoken by Sweety’s brother’s goons when they barge into her secret wedding venue.
I liked the songs especially ‘Dhan Ta Nan’ and ‘Pehli Baar Mohabbat’. Though a bit violent, the movie manages to capture the city of Mumbai in its full essence. After a long time, Bollywood has come up with something both sensible and entertaining. Plus, Kaminey has a happy ending. I certainly recommend this movie for a watch.