This Week the Much anticipated Movie was released and that was “Black Friday”. After almost 2 years in court the film finally moved to a cinema theatre near you. Now lets talk about the movie. This movie is based on The book ” Black Friday” written By Journalist Hussain Zaidi and it took him lot of research to make this book and so the movie.
This Movie is based upon the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. It has almost Portrayed almost everything that happened while the 1993 Mumbai serial blast. What was more interesting was the names of all the characters are real no names were changed and no imaginary characters were introduced. The film moves around the Police commissioner Mr Rakesh Maria who investigaes about the blasts what we learn is the blasts were done By Tiger Memon on the instructions of underworld Kingpin Dawood Ibrahim.
The Director has shown his real talent and effort to show all the characters viz Rakesh Maria, Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and one of main bombers Baadshah Khan. To Show their Points correctly and in a concrete manner. Kashyap’s direction is unbelievably mature and searching. If you have any arguments, it’s about the sketchy quality of some of the characters. Kay Kay Menon as the investigating police officer is first-rate — but pray why dunk him in a mini-bath whenever he feels oh-so-horrible? Pawan Malhotra’s Tiger Memon is passable.
The most impressively nuanced performance comes from Aditya Srivastav as Badshah Khan, a criminal confronted with a no-exit. What I suggests to the ordinary as well as the realism lovers please do go for this movie. But some of you might not enjoy the movie because every time we watch a movie that’s a different experience, but when you watch this movie it will look like a serial type of a thing, Like you watch a 9:00 PM news everyday. The sets and all have been shot in a manner as they were in 1993, It Might not be difficult for him to do. The gorilla type of techniques he did while shooting the film has paid him off in the film. He takes these crane shots in a manner that you’re looking down at the goings-on in these chawls and these bastis, he uses lighting so well, especially in those mono-chromatic interrogation scenes.
The actual blast scenes are shot in such a languid style, exactly the way a bystander would have experienced it – a sudden explosion disturbing the everyday routine of life in that location. One cannot say enough about the actors cast to play all the central roles in this film. Kay Kay Menon as Rakesh Maria is just spectacular, as are Pawan Malhotra playing Tiger Memon and Akash Srivastava playing Baadshah Khan. The resemblance that Vijay Maurya bears to Dawood Ibrahim can only be described as frighteningly close, and the scene in which Dawood is first introduced to us in the film, is nothing short of genius.
To be honest, it’s not just the leads, but every single actor even in bit roles who bring so much to the film. Kashyap uses music magnificently, and the haunting rhythms of Indian Ocean truly reverberate, especially in the film’s closing credits. You know, very few films are able to balance solid content with technical superiority, and Black Friday is definitely one of those rare films that succeeds in transporting you to its world while you’re in the cinema watching the film. The real success of Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday lies in the fact that unlike some other very good underworld films, it doesn’t sensationalise, nor glorify crime and violence.
The director doesn’t shoot the film dramatically, yet there is so much drama in the plot that it feels like a roller-coaster ride. Remember, it’s a film that doesn’t shy away from pointing fingers. Now although much of the credit for that must go to the source material – Hussain Zaidi’s book – you cannot deny that film brings to life that horrible incident so much more effectively than words on a page.
If there is a problem that I have with the film, it is the fact that it is too long. Post intermission, Black Friday drags its feet and you find your attention wavering. About a half-hour shorter, this film would have been magnificent. As it is, in all its two-hours-forty-minute glory, it is still quite fantastic. Please don’t miss this movie by saying it is like a documentary or a society based movie. It is the real story shot is a real manner.
So MY Rating for this film would be 4.5 out of 5