K Sera Sera
Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Saif Ali Khan, Seema
Biswas, Pratima Kazmi, Aditya Srivastav
Background Music: Amar Mohile
Cinematography: CK Muralidharan
Sound: Dwarak Warrier
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Producer: Ram Gopal Varma, K Sera Sera
release date: 16th January 2004
(Urmila Matondkar) is a middle class working bachelorette
in Mumbai. She happens to meet a handsome and understanding
hunk Karan (Saif Ali Khan). They decide to get married.
Sarika is put up in Jail for abetting the gangsters
in an accident involving Karan. When Karan ditches her,
she starts smelling something fishy about the operations
and background of Karan. Then she realizes that Karan
is an underworld kingpin and she is used as a pawn by
him. She grows from strength to strength in the jail
and escapes from jail with the help of a women gangster
(Pratima Kazmi) who operates from cell using a cellular
are behind Sarika. Sarika is behind Karan. Karan is
behind money. The entire second half deals with the
thrilling point of who outsmarts whom. To know the modus
operandi and end result, you must watch this flick on
Matondkar: Urmila Matondkar is given an amazing
role by Ram Gopal Varma in 'Kaun' film. Since then,
she started getting handful of roles from Varma Productions
that has similar streak of wilderness mixed with mystery.
She is good as usual. But, she is becoming repetitive
in these kinds of roles.
Ali Khan: Saif Ali Khan is a revelation in this
film. He is simply incredible. He appears debonair in
his looks and exhibited the materialistic attitude of
cold-blooded murderer with equal ease. He did stunts
in the film bare chested and looked very masculine.
If his earlier films showcased him as a chocolate lover
boy and lighter vein comedy actor, this film projects
him in negative shades.
Seema Biswas is real as a tough and committed cop. She
has less number of dialogues and emoted excellently
with impact-making expressions. Pratima Kazmi is absolutely
believable. Aditya Srivastav is perfect for the role
of cunning advocate. One of the strengths of this movie
is perfect casting.
Story of the film is slightly inspired by Bruce
Baresford's Double Jeopardy. It also mixes a few scenes
from Sidney Sheldon's classic - 'If Tomorrow Comes'.
But we have to give full credit to the director for
adapting these elements to suit the Indian nativity.
- direction: Sriram Raghavan is impressive in his
debut film 'Ek Hasina Thi'. He unveiled the entire plot
in a systematic way and sustained the interest of the
viewers till the end of film. Screenplay of the film
is compact. The narration is pretty balanced. Two of
the most impressive scenes in the film are
Sarika transformation from a meek lover to a woman
of enormous strength, who is making a plot to seek
revenge on her lover.
2. The trick she plays in putting Karan in jeopardy
by killing a gangster.
departments: Background music by Amar Mohile suits
the mood of the film. Sound by Dwarak Warrier is impressive.
CK Muralidharan's lens work is first rate. Editing is
trendy. Dialogues are apt and natural. Production values
are excellent. Costumes are good, though one wonders
why inmates of jail wear normal cloths (instead of white
dress). That's too Urmila is seen wearing designer cloths
Ram Gopal Varma should be commended for bringing us
the entertainment in the form of cinema through various
themes which are alien to commercial format followed
in Indian cinema. This film is an experiment and it
clicked well. It has got good shock value. The story
is narrated in an entertaining style. Hence it would
find takers in both urban and rural areas as well.