Mohalla Assi Review: Watch the film for it’s brave-heart story telling and performances!
There are very few films, i repeat, very few films which makes us sit back and realize the thought-provoking message it gives. Mohalla Assi is one such film that even after it’s finished, it still haunts you like a slow poison. The film however faced loads of delays since 2015 to see the light of the day due to various reasons.
Mohalla Assi is based on Sahitya Academy Award winner litterateur Kashi Nath Singh’s Kashi Ka Assi and. directed by famous National Award winner Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
The film is set in between 1988 to 1998 period.where Kashi witnessed cultural changes due to the slow effect of Globalization.
One such terrific scene which will surely give you some Goosebumps is when Guide (Ravi Kishan) takes the Foreigner to a Baba and she asks the Baba about the future of India 10 years ahead. The Baba replies, India after 10 years will ‘Think Less and Speak More’ by Orange, Apples and Berry’s. And you very well know what Baba exactly meant by this.
This scene itself is enough to illustrate you the abilities of Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi as a Film maker and story-teller.
Mohalla Assi is a simple satirical story of a Dharam Pandey (Sunny Deol) who wants to keep the roots and culture alive at any cost. Even at the cost of giving his life.
Performance wise, Sunny Deol is just terrific and awesome in his part (Take a Bow Mr.Deol). The star proves that as an actor, he can enact just anything at any given time. The performance of Sunny Deol shows the amount of hard work and patience the actor has dedicated to format this role. Prepare yourself to see a totally new Sunny Deol on the screen with this film.
Sakshi Tanwar as Deol’s wife is awesome and she needs a huge round of applause for enacting this part. Ravi Kishan is simply fantastic. Other actors from Saurabh Shukla to Akhilendra Mishra to Mukesh Tiwari, are all superb in their parts.
Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi comes with a film which will be remembered for it’s bold yet controversial approach. The film will be remembered for it’s brave-heart story telling and performances. Last but not the least, Mohalla Assi will be remembered for it’s Truth and Honesty!