Film – Milan Talkies Review
Film – Milan Talkies
Cast – Ali Fazal, Shraddha Srinath, Sikander Kher, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ashutosh Rana
Director – Tigmanshu Dhulia
The film is a hardcore commercial entertainer, with all the typical elements from 1990’s genre, as the filmmaker has tried to pay a tribute to the potboiler romantic films from the Bollywood.
Actor Ali Fazal, who plays the role of Annu, is a problem-fixer savant, specializing in getting candidates passed in the final exams. Actress Shraddha Srinath (Maithili) is one such student he meets and falls in love with her.
As things progress, he wins her heart by fixing her problems, unfortunately, the circumstances force Annu to pursue his dreams and takes him to Mumbai, leaving Maithili behind.
Some three years later, Annu realizes his passion of becoming a filmmaker and comes back to shoot his film in his home-town. In his absence, Maithili is forced to marry an angry goon Guru (Sikander Kher) whose favourite pastime is beating his wife in anger.
Annu meets Maithli, the spark is still there and what do you know, Annu finds a ‘filmi’ way to win back his love and make everything right.
Sanjay Mishra plays the role of Annu’s best friend, who not only help him make some career choices but later plays a crucial role in his love life. Annu’s father (Tigmanshu Dhulia) is shown to be a failed actor who hasn’t let go of his Bollywood obsession and delights in spouting dialogue from old Dharmendra films.
Ali is driving force in the film and debutante Shraddha has enough confidence and charm to win you over.
The supporting cast, comprising Ashutosh Rana, who softens his stance as the film progresses, Sikander Kher, as the alcoholic husband, Reecha Sinha, as the heroine’s bestie and Rajeev Gupta as her maternal uncle do their bits to keep the drama moving.
The film is an homage to single-screen theaters by filmmaker Tigmashu, the title of the film is actually a cinema hall in film, Milan Talkies, which is shown as a minor character.
Milan Talkies is a choppy old classic tale!
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