Movie review: 'Ungli'

Updated: Dec 07, 2014, 14:40 IST | Shubha Shetty-Saha |

Good looking bunch of actors with decent performances managing-to-keep-you-hooked kind of script and a fairly laidback, easy, not in your face direction could have made 'Ungli' wonderful, but for the dialogues

U/A; Action/Drama
Directors: Renzil D'Silva
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Neil Bhoopalam

'Ungli' movie review
'Ungli' poster. Pic/Santa Banta

The premise of 'Ungli' is mighty interesting. A bunch of boys and a girl decide to form a group to terrorise the law breaking individuals, after their trainer ends up in hospital because of a spoilt rich brat.

The good looking gang consisting of Maya (Kangna Ranaut), an intern at a hospital, Abhay (Randeep Hooda), a crime journalist, Kalim (Angad Bedi) and Goti (Neil Bhoopalam) form the 'Ungli' gang and they take upon themselves to teach criminals and corrupt guys a lesson in humility and uprightness. ACP Kale (Sanjay Dutt) is given the task of bringing the 'Ungli' gang to book. Kale seeks the support of reluctant rebel of a cop, Nikhil (Emraan Hashmi).

The 'Ungli' gang's innovative ideas to get criminals and men with no regard for law taste their own medicine might seem not plausible but nevertheless manages to delights you quite a few times and, sometimes, also make you wish that it was possible. At some points it might seem more like bravado of a well meaning but not necessarily super smart group of youngsters, but the intention of the film is worth some appreciation. The film tackles with some relevant and seemingly unsolvable issues like auto drivers refusing short rides, corrupt politicians misusing our money for their own benefit, government babus blatantly demanding bribe, etc.

The good looking bunch of actors with decent performances (Hooda and Hashmi stand out) managing-to-keep-you-hooked kind of script and a fairly laidback, easy, not in your face direction (Rensil D'silva) could have made this film wonderful, but for the dialogues. Milap Zaveri's inane — at times, downright idiotic — lines makes one wonder if this film should be taken seriously at all. In sore need of a few edgy dialogues especially for the cool guy Nikhil, but what we get is unbelievably silly lines like 'Aap Kale woh dilwale' …'Tumhara hardware software banjayega…', 'Sher ghutne thek de yeh billi se dekha nahi jayega' etc. In a super serious scene, there goes a dialogue, 'Aansoo se whiskey dilute ho jaata hai…'. Dear Zaveri, bad dialogues can dilute an entire film.

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