‘Marjaavaan’ is nothing but 150 minutes of cringe-worthy drama that is just not worth your money. The Milap Zaveri film starring Siddharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh and Riteish Deshmukh is far from anything that a Bollywood film in 2019 should be like.
‘Marjaavaan’ is a culmination of a paper-thin plotline, disgusting one-liners, gender stereotypes and an absolute uncalled for snooze-fest that will leave you with a headache. The latest release has no saving grace whatsoever. It is an ideal plot for the 80s where the hero who can easily pass as the goon has a change of heart when he meets this troubled-but-still-so-positive-heroine (here mute too).
The master of all non-sense, the Mafia don trains the hero to make him his right hand but his own son (here, 3 feet tall only) envies the new guy and wants to prove his mettle to the father. The over-zealous and dramatic son, Vishu, played by Riteish Deshmukh and Raghu, played by Siddharth Malhotra have to two fight it off in the battleground to become the Mafia’s No. 1. The film is a drag-fest, an absolute mess that has no meaning or intention of improving.
Siddharth Malhotra looks like a downgraded version of Anil Kapoor from the 80s with the bandana and Ganji look. Riteish does a fine job in portraying the revenge-seeking, self-important, 3-feet-something mafia son. Tara, on the other hand, does nothing but sit still, look pretty and eventually smile at the camera. Rakul is barely there in the commotion. It is only Nora Fatehi doing her belly dance that slightly entertains the otherwise, tortured audience.
Bad dialogue writing, unnecessary characters with disability, too many remixes of old songs and a badly timed release are some of the many reasons that could lead to the drowning of the film at the Box Office. The film opened with 7.03 Crore. which will hardly have any effect on the current blockbuster film ‘Bala’.
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