PRASSTHANAM movie review is here. The remake of 2010 Telugu film of the same name stars Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, and Amyra Dastur. Directed by Deva Katta, the movie is produced by Maanayata Dutt under her own banner Sanjay S Dutt Productions. Does the multiple starrer with Sanjay Dutt in lead, leads the way?. Let’s find out in the review of PRASSTHANAM
Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Oh dear, why waste such good talents for a banal remake of a gangster drama.
The Story of PRASSTHANAM
Based in UP, PRASSTHANAM is a pot boiler with a Shakespearean twist. Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt), the trusted loyal of a powerful political leader, one day during an attack on his master and family, Pratap fails to save the patriarch’s son. His master – the political leader requests Baldev to marry his widowed daughter and mother of two children Saroj (Manisha Koirala). Baldev grows into a powerful politician cum gangster. Aiming for his fifth term, Baldev finds himself tangled by his political rivals from one end and warring sons Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey) and Ayush (Ali Fazal) at the other end. A mining baron Khatri (Chunky Pandey) is also there planning something dangerous.
PRASSTHANAM movie review
Boring to death, this is a showcase on how to kill a decent pot boiler in its remake and waste the available resources. It’s shocking that Deva Katta who directed the original does a step fatherly treatment to his own child. The execution is flat and lacks interest. The drama fails to get the proper build-up. Turning into a prolonged series of confusion and tension PRASSTHANAM is a tedious watch. Sanjay Dutt performs on his favorite turf and has his flashes of brilliance but he is marred by lack of punches and good scenes.
Ali Fazal is the one who gets some meat and is quite good. Chunky Pandey too is menacing. Zakir Hussain brings some light moments. Manisha Koirala and Amyra Dastur are wasted. Jackie Shroff carries only one expression throughout. However, Satyajeet Dubey displays some sparks.
The action is unexciting and music adds to the boredom.
PRASSTHANAM is a mess, it will be forgotten by next Friday. Baba deserves much better considering his own production – much much better.