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Sadak 2 Movie Review | Film review of Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 disappoints on every front – Bollywood News in Hindi

Mahesh Bhatt, one of the veteran filmmakers of Bollywood, has given many such great films to Hindi cinema which are still memorable. He showed his talent in every genre of film, light-hearted, serious and musical. One of these memorable films of Mahesh Bhatt is the 1991 film Sadak starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. The film was praised everywhere for its stellar performances, songs and drama as well as Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s villainous Maharani character. And now after 29 years, Mahesh Bhatt has come up with the sequel of his film Sadak 2. Not only this, with Sadak 2, Mahesh Bhatt once again took over the direction of direction after a full 21 years. Made under the banner of Vishesh Films, this film is special for the Bhatt family as it featured Alia Bhatt as the lead actress. So will Sadak 2 manage to entertain the audience, or does it fail in its endeavor? Let’s review.

Sadak 2 is the story of a girl trying to expose a mighty godman. Arya (Alia Bhatt) has lost her mother Shakuntala to cancer, but she believes that the powerful godman Gyan Prakash (Makrand Deshpande) is behind her mother’s death. Her father, Yogesh Desai (Jisshu Sengupta) is a devotee of Gyan Prakash. Yogesh also marries Nandini (Priyanka Bose), sister of his deceased wife Shakuntala, who is a devotee of Gyan Prakash. Arya runs an online campaign to expose the godman, in which she gets the support of millions. Meanwhile, Arya meets Vishal (Aditya Roy Kapur) who accompanies Arya in her mission. One day, Gyan Prakash tries to kill Arya by sending his henchmen. However, Vishal kills the henchman for which he also gets jailed. Arya is then sent to a mental asylum and declared mentally ill. In the meantime, his online campaign also stops. However, she runs away from the hospital and decides to go to Mount Kailash. This is because his 21st birthday is approaching and his mother wished that he should visit this holy place on this important day of his life. She gets a cab booked three months in advance from Pooja Travels and Tours, run by Pooja (Pooja Bhatt) and her husband Ravi (Sanjay Dutt). After Pooja accepts the booking, Pooja then dies in a road accident. After which Ravi is shattered and tries to commit suicide. One day suddenly Arya comes to Ravi to go to Ranikhet. At first Ravi refuses to go but then agrees. Vishal also joins the journey of Arya and Ravi. What happens next after this, it is known after watching the next film.

The story of Mahesh Bhatt and Suhrita Sengupta is illogical and baseless. There is no solid basis for the plot of the film. And the surprising thing is how it got approved. Mahesh Bhatt and Suhrita Sengupta’s screenplay fails to rectify the weak plot. The writers had a very good burning issue – false babas and they could have done a lot in it. But it is a pity that he missed this opportunity. Instead, he only and only disappointed the audience with cheap turns and twists. Mahesh Bhatt and Suhrita Sengupta’s dialogues are nothing special.

Mahesh Bhatt’s direction doesn’t work. He has many years of experience in the field of direction but his experience is not seen here. The film has many flaws and the execution of the film fails to hide those shortcomings. There are some scenes like Vishal gets jailed for killing a man. But one day suddenly he is released. The twist in Yogesh Desai’s track is also beyond comprehension. The worst scene is reserved for the climax. Where Ravi feeds Arya and Vishal a drunken cake and then Ravi reaches that godman’s palace very easily. The last 20 minutes of the film will be difficult for the audience to tolerate.

Sadak 2 begins in a very strange way. The characters of the film were also not introduced properly which makes the film confusing. When Arya and Ravi get to know each other, the film gets a little better from there. Logic has been put on hold throughout the film. When Ravi enters the action mode, Dilip Hathkata and kills his men, which sparks interest in the film. Apart from this, Arya’s love for Vishal even after coming to know about the truth, touches his heart. But one twist after another makes it not surprising but confusing. For a moment it feels that maybe something better will be seen in the climax of the film but here also there is disappointment.

Sanjay Dutt is the life of this film. He suits his character and delivers a stellar performance. He looks quite handsome too. Alia Bhatt tries to give her best but disappoints with her character due to weak script. She looks very full of enthusiasm. Aditya Roy Kapur suits his role but he doesn’t have much to do in the second half. Pooja Bhatt is not present in the film but her voice is heard somewhere. Makrand Deshpande comes across as a weak villain. Jishu Sen Gupta does a lot of overacting. Same is the case with Priyanka Bose. Gulshan Grover gets ruined as a criminal. His character was quite right but he doesn’t have much to do. John Gardner (John) and Mohan Kapoor (Rajesh Puri) are the only two supporting actors who do not overact in the film. Anil George (Om), Himanshu Bhatt (Gaurav), Jehangir Karkaria (Dr Dastur), Chrisan Perera (Naina Das) and Akash Khurana (psychiatrist) are fine.

There is no life in the music of this film. ‘Ishq Kamal’ may be remembered but the rest of the songs like ‘Thank you’, ‘Tum Hi Se’ and ‘Dil Ki Purani Sadak’ leave no impact. There is no dearth of background score by Sandeep Chowta.

Jay I Patel’s cinematography is quite good and captures the local places well. The action drama of Abbas Ali Mogul. Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty’s production design and Priyanka Bhatt’s costumes are fine. Sandeep Kurup’s editing is nothing special.

Overall, Sadak 2 is a disappointingly confusing film.



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