Review: ‘Kaminey’ bowls you over with its power packed performance!

Spicezee Bureau

Though a lot has been written about Shahid’s jinxed personal and professional life, however, with ‘Kaminey’, the chocolate boy actor finally comes of age and silences his critics once for all! Post ‘Omkara’, director Vishal Bhardwaj has once again delivered a powerful flick that completely bowls you over with its splendid script, riveting narrative and stellar performances by lead pair- Shahid and Priyanka. Both the actors have a cracking on-screen chemistry that certainly reminds you of yesteryears on-screen couples.

‘Kaminey’ is a powerful film based on the single day in the life of twin brothers who share a strange love and hate relationship. Vishal Bhardwaj has done a commendable job by giving a dark and gloomy treatment to the movie. One thing is for sure that ‘Kaminey’ is an engrossing flick that does not let you move from your seat!

‘Kaminey’ is not a typical cheesy Bollywood movie but a fantastic affair that offers a rare tribute to the likes of Coen Brothers, Guy Ritchie and Taratino. ‘Kaminey’ is the story about Guddu and Charlie (both played by Shahid Kapur). If the former is a stammering peaceful common man, Charlie is just the opposite – a hotheaded lisping stud who believes in overnight riches.

However, ‘Kaminey’ comes with a twist, Guddu has to marry a Marathi politician’s (Amol Gupte) sister Sweety (Priyanka Chopra) and Charlie must hunt for buyers for cocaine which he steals from the corrupt cops. Yet, the story does not end here, as Guddu has to face the wrath of Marathi politician who cannot see his sister marrying a non-Maharashtrian and Charlie battles with cops as well as with a bunch of drug dealers headed by Tashi (Tenzing Nima). The drama heightens when both the brothers get swapped and end up with wrong persons! Now, the only way out for twin brothers is to finally meet. Will Charlie mend his ways and give up his ‘get rich’ dreams? Will Guddu unite with the love of his life? Will both the brothers unite? Well, you need to wait and watch this great flick.

Apart from acting, ‘Kaminey’ is a musical treat that comes with Vishal Bhardwaj’s brilliant background score and Tassaduq Hussain’s splendid cinematography that evokes the dark underbelly regions of Mumbai.

Whether it is Shahid as Guddu and Charlie or Priyanka Chopra as Sweety, both the actors have delivered a commendable performance. Apart from the lead pair, ‘Kaminey’ is the debut vehicle for Amole Gupte and Chandan Roy and both the actors prove their mettle by delivering power packed performances.

Folks, if you are planning to watch a movie this weekend, ‘Kaminey’ is worth a dekko!

Ratings: Four cheers to this one!


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