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Ludo Movie Review | Despite some shortcomings, Ludo movie review is interesting and entertaining at times – Bollywood News in Hindi

Director Anurag Basu’s previous film Jagga [2017] did not impress the audience and the film, which was made for almost 3-4 years, had to face many types of criticism. But due to his talent and good nature in Bollywood, he did not lose the trust of the producers. Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who has given films like Gangster, Life in a Metro and Barfi, is this time with the multi-track film Ludo. Just as there were many stories in Life in a Metro and all were intertwined with each other, similarly there are many stories in Ludo which are related to each other in some way or the other. So will Ludo manage to entertain the audience, or does it fail in its endeavor? Let’s review.

Ludo is the story of such bizarre characters whose lives get intertwined in a series of strange situations. Alok Kumar Gupta aka Aloo (Rajkumar Rao) is in love with Pinky (Fatima Sana Shaikh) since childhood. But Pinky leaves him and marries Manohar Jain (Paritosh Tripathi). Now Pinky also has a son. But Potato still loves him. Pinky is also not happy with Manohar. Pinky suspects her husband that he is having an affair somewhere. And to find out, Pinky follows Manohar. Later Pinky realizes that Manohar is not lying. But then Manohar goes to meet his girlfriend Sambhavi (Geetanjali Mishra). An accident happens, Aloo returns to Pinky’s life. Rahul (Rohit), Sreeja (Pearl Mane) both collide after a strange accident, the lives of the underdogs are filled with unexpected events. Akash (Aditya) is the voice artist, a sex tape of his with girlfriend Ahana (Sanya) has been leaked to a porn site. Aahana is going to get married to someone else in a few days and all these stories and characters are linked to Rahul Satyendra aka Sattu Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi), the big don. Sattu Bhaiya is the cause and remedy for the troubles of the characters of all the stories. One has to watch the entire film to know how the events in Sattu’s life affect all the story and characters.

Anurag Basu’s story is promising and sounds great on paper. Anurag Basu’s screenplay tries to do justice but succeeds only in some parts. There is no doubt that a lot of hard work has been done to connect the dots and keep the interest in the narrative going. Some of these certainly grab attention. Samrat Chakraborty’s dialogues are well written and add humor and drama to the film.

Anurag Basu’s direction is good. He tries his best to show his creativity in the film. The mysterious presentation of the characters has been done in a smart way. But on the other hand the director takes a lot of cinematic liberties in several scenes.

Ludo starts off very interestingly as all the main characters are portrayed differently. It takes a while to understand how each of them are related to each other but it becomes clearer as the film progresses. Sadly, not all tracks work equally. Aditya Roy Kapur-Sanya Malhotra’s track is the most interesting. The circumstances which force them to be together is worth watching. Abhishek Bachchan’s track is the weakest and it doesn’t work. The story of Pankaj Tripathi begins on a rocking note. But it loses its spark as soon as he is admitted to the hospital. The Rajkummar Rao-Fathima Sana Shaikh track has a lot of interesting moments, but this too is incomprehensible. The prince’s sacrificing nature should actually bring tears to the eyes but it doesn’t.

Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t seem to be in full form. The scene in which he loses his cool is beyond comprehension. After this his performance gets better but gets defeated because of the script. Aditya Roy Kapur suits his role. His calm personality fits the role. Rajkumar Rao (mentioned as Raj Kumar Rao in the film) tries to perform by rising above the script. Pankaj Tripathi plays a character somewhat like Mirzapur in the film but his quirky character makes him worth watching. Sanya Malhotra is lovely as a practical girl who wants to settle down with a rich man. Fatima Sana Shaikh leaves an indelible mark. There is hardly any dialogue in Rohit Suresh Saraf’s part but no one will even have any idea of ​​this aspect. His screen presence is very good. Pearle Maaney makes a stellar debut in Bollywood and looks stunning in the second half. Ishtiaq Arif Khan tries hard to be funny but his act doesn’t work. Child actress Inayat Verma (Mini) has an important part and delivers a stellar performance. Shalini Vats (Latta Kutti) is a surprise for the film. Paritosh Tripathi shines in the film’s opening and climax. Asha Negi and Bhanu Uday get limited screen time. Saurabh Sharma, Bhanu Uday, Geetanjali Mishra, Aman Bhagat, Varun Verma (Mini’s father), Mamta Verma (Mini’s mother) and Rajeev Mishra (Hotel receptionist) look good. Lastly, Rahul Bagga (Chitragupta) and Anurag Basu (Yamraj) are entertaining.

Pritam’s music is not of chartbuster type. ‘Abad Barbad’ is the most memorable. Rest of the songs like ‘Meri Tum Ho’, ‘Tere Sarhane’, ‘Dil Julaha’ and ‘Humdum’ are nothing special. Pritam’s background score is better though. Alan Amin’s action is first-rate and not too gory. Ashish Davar’s costumes are realistic and attractive too. NY VFXWalla’s VFX could have been better. Anurag Basu’s production design is neat. Different episodes of the film have been shot in different cities but are set in the same city. And care has also been taken that all the places appear as if they are situated in one place. The cinematography of Anurag Basu and Rajesh Shukla also works well in this aspect. Ajay Sharma’s editing has been simplified and the various tracks and stories are neatly woven into the narrative.

On the whole, Ludo is at times interesting and entertaining and is packed with scintillating acting and unexpected sequences. But due to some bad tracks and incomprehensible moments, it does not leave the desired effect. It has to be seen once.



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