Review: ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ is definitely a zara hatke film
Ever since Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya’ saw the light of the day, underworld became the battleground for Bollywood filmmakers. After tasting success with ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin’, Sudhir Mishra has once returned to gangster films with Irrfan Khan-Arunoday Singh starrer ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’.
‘Yes Saali Zindagi’ is the story of Arun (Irrfan Khan) and Kuldeep (Arunoday Singh), two gangsters, whose knotty love life sucks them into the vortex of deceit and abduction. A fast paced, smooth and slick thriller, ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ is set in the backdrop of Delhi, adding layers of depth and conviction to the storyline.
Complete with powerful acting, crisp dialogues and umpteen twists and turns, ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ is narrated by Irrfan Khan, a dreaded gangster, who works for Saurabh Shukla and is head-over-heels in love with Chitrangada, a turbulent affair that leads to chaos. Irrfan’s life runs parallel to Arunoday’s story, who cannot do without his wife Aditi Rao Hyadri and gangster brothers Prashant Narayanan and Yashpal Sharma. Well, our story does not end with gangsters alone, as we also have the company of an equally corrupt cop, Sushant Singh, running after each other’s life.
As the story progresses, we find a nexus of corrupt politicians, policemen and criminals, with each character fleshed out with great detail. One can find Sudhir Mishra’s trademark dark humour underlining the entire film. At once, it seems that Sudhir Mishra has thousand ideas infused in a single story.
‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ is not a straight forward script as it comes with multi-layered and textured storyline, which sparkles with commendable performances by Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh, Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hyadri. Catch Irrfan’s power packed performance and Arunoday’s raw appeal while Chitrangada and Aditi blow you away with their vivacity. Saurabh Shukla looks every bit convincing as Delhi based wily fixer. ‘Zeh Saali Zindagi’ is a Box Office winner.
‘Zeh Saali Zindagi’ has all the masala to keep you hooked this weekend.
Ratings: Three cheers for this one!