Cast: Anthra Mali, Rajpal Yadav, Raman Trikha,
Govind Namdeo, Sudhir Pandey, Reeta Badhuri, Benjamin
Gilani & Vandana Sajnani
Banner: Entertainment One & Varma Corporation
Music Composer: Amar Mohili
Ram Gopal Varma
and directed by: Chandan Arora
release date: 10th October 2003
(Anthra Mali) is the most popular girl in Gujrola village.
She is referred as Madhuri Dixit by the entire village
for her dances. That makes her aspire to become an actress.
Hence, she wants to go to Mumbai and enter the glamour
world as heroine But she has no idea on how to go about
it. On the top of it, her parents want to marry her
off. But she has only one hope. She has a loyal childhood
friend and will-do-anything-for-you kind of buddy Raja
(Rajpal Yadav). Raja gives her a proposal. If they get
married to each other, then he would take her to Mumbai
under the guise of doing some business and make her
an actress. She accepts and they get married.
convinces his father about moving to Mumbai for better
prospects in life. The couple move to Mumbai with a
handful of money. There they encounter the gloomy side
of Bollywood. Chutki gets an offer to do as a junior
artist for a dance sequence. But she sets her eye high
on the throne of Madhuri Dixit. The rest of the movie
is all about how Chutki realizes her dream of becoming
Mali: Anthra Mali seems to have embodied the spirit
and rhythm of Madhuri Dixit in her body language. She
played the role of an innocent girl who has a single
mission in life, which is to become an actress. Though,
she is innocent, she also possesses lots of selfishness
in her character. However, the director molded this
role such a way that her innocence overshadows the selfishness
in her character. Anthra Mali is lovable and simply
Yadav: Rajpal Yadav gave a fine performance of an
unconditional lover of Anthra Mali. We hardly find such
a pure-hearted guys in today's world, where he leaves
everything in his life to promote and encourage his
selfish ladylove who does not even wear Mangalsutr after
the marriage. The characterization of the hero is so
lovely that in the beginning of the film, we would be
wondering how come a cutie pie like Anthra Mali is paired
up with such an average looking Rajpal Yadav. But by
the end of the film, we actually end up wishing them
to get united.
Story of the film is simple and linear. It does take
the path of realistic approach. However the climax of
the film is altered in a way to please the crowds.
- direction: Film editor turned director Chandan
Arora makes a good impression. He chooses an artistic
approach of telling the story with an under current
subtle humor and pricking reality. The narration of
the film is quite slow. The director seems to have lost
his grip as the film entered the second half. However,
he brought back the attention of viewers on the screen
as the film approached climax.
departments: Music by Amar Mohili is good. The remix
of 'mar dala' song is excellent. Leslie Lewis should
get credit for his work as well. The camerawork is brilliant.
Lighting scheme used for this film is uniform and realistic.
Dialogues are good with subtle humor and undercurrent
film has a few brilliant scenes:
The scene where Anthra Mali takes over the floor of
cinema hall and dances to the tune of 'Maar Dala'
from Devdas film.
2. the scene where Rajpal Yadav impresses his father
with his uninterrupted speech on the prospects of
starting a business in Mumbai.
3. The interval block where Rajpal Yadav gets an offer
to act in movies when he goes with Anthra to get her
a heroine role.
4. The scene where he leaves his offer aside and argues
for heroine role for his love.
5. The theater scene in climax where its playing empty
6. Anthra Mali wearing Mangalsutr towards the climax
of the film after realizing how much Raja is helping
her without expecting any favor in return.
Fist half of the film is entertaining. Second half is
little boring. This flick is strictly for those people
who can appreciate a well made film, even if it lacks
commercial elements. It's a realistic film made for
metro crowds and multiplex theaters. The lovers of popular
cinema may keep away from watching this flick.