Lead Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Music Director: Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari
Photography: J.L. Patel
Editor: Sandeep Kurup
Continuing with the reviews of the films and performances during the lockdown, our today's choice is The Hindi Film Sadak 2. The film is available in Disney Hotstar. Let's see how this film is.
The film is said to be a sequel to Mahesh Bhatt's Sadak. But it is only the role of Sanjay Dutt, which continues from the film. Going into the story, Ravi (Sanjay Dutt), a cab driver, is very upset with the death of his wife Pooja (Pooja Bhatt). He tries to bring his life back to normal. In one such case, Arya (Alia Bhatt) knocks on his door and asks Sanjay to complete the booking and reach his destination. But Ravi says no first but then he continues to travel with Arya. On the other hand, Arya's father (Jishu Sengupta) fights guruji (Markand Deshpande) for her own reason. She decides to take a fake Baba with her boyfriend Vishal. But how Ravi helps them complete their mission is the whole story of the film.
After a long break, Mahesh Bhatt made a film again in his direction, as in every film, he was able to get a fantastic performance from his actress essays. Sanjay Dutt's performance is highlighted in the film. He has acted very well in emotional scenes. Sanjay's performance in the film and his role in the film takes the film to a level. Sanjay's performance in some emotional scenes is amazing.
Alia Bhatt has done well in the role. All the scenes with Sanjay Dutt are very good. Alia has done well in the climax scenes. Jeshu Sengupta played an important role in the film. And with a fantastic performance. His performance in the murder scene is awesome.
Gulshan Grover appears in some scenes and Markand Desh Pandey has done very well in the fake Baba avatar and has not got much chance. But the twists in the middle and the climax are very interesting. Dialogues in this film are very amazing and have a lot of impact in the film.
The biggest drawback is the lack of emotional angle in Sadak 2. There is not a scene that has a strong emotion, apart from the bond with his ex-wife. Aditya Roy Kapoor has a twist in his role, once the twist is out, his role does not seem to be very good.
The story of this film is for ages. The God minority behind which the community is trying to cheat is a prominent businessman, which has been shown in a new perspective but there is nothing new about all of these.
Another big drawback in the film is that the first forty-five minutes will be for the toss, where there is no story, the way the show is shown is also very boring, old, lifeless. Some scenes are to test the patience of the audience.
After watching this film, it can be understood that Mahesh Bhatt was stuck where he left a decade ago. His characters are strong, their intention is also good. But today the filmmaking and screenplay have changed. The pace in Sadak 2 is not completely intact. There are no emotions that are super strong in Bhatt's films. The camera performance is excellent. Music is amazing in Sadak. But music into the sequel was disappointing. By removing three songs, you can understand how pathetic editing is.
Overall, Sadak 2 is Nissan, routine, and boring. Even though it is a Sadak sequel, there is nothing new. Mahesh Bhatt's redirecting, the lack of emotional connectivity in the film has slowed down the story. The first half is very slowly boring, and at one point it will irritate you. The story begins in part 2. The second part has good scenes. Along with Sanjay Dutt's performance, the film is not so interested in watching. Those who want to see Sanjay Dutt can see this film once. So the choice is yours.