‘œAngry Young Man’ is yet another flick belonging to the revered category of a new film with new cast and crew, sadly without any Bollywood connection.
We were right!
Bollywood never really opens up or warms up to rank newcomers with no B-connect. Or else, how do we account for the miserable films that see churning every week only to vanish into thin air! “Angry Young Man” is yet another flick belonging to the revered category of a new film with new cast and crew, sadly without any Bolly connection. Actually, on closer look, the very poster of the movie makes me go “jeeeezzzzz.” How could someone even style the hero in a way they have done with Arjun, played by Ajay Sinh Rathod. And yes, that is not a type. That is some numerological connotation for Singh.
The plot is weaved clearly after the makers saw Ageneepth for over a zillion times. The anger and the impatience of the male lead clearly hark back to Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Only that the baritone and brooding look barely sees replicator chances. Well, we are not unhappy with the inspiration and the similarities with Ageneeptah. Remember, even the original drew heavily from the classic Brit play “Look Back in Anger”? Well, now coming back to “Angry Young Man”, there are ample misses in the plot. Read into a bulleted list (yes, they are that boring)…
- The plot is the same old revenge saga
- The hero takes the path of evil to avenge his parents’ death
- The heroine is all chic and ready to romance while he is as stiff as Suneil Shetty (oops! Did we just write that?)
Now the plot rolls from Rajasthan wherein the lead’s parents are murdered by a goon who later becomes a don in Amchi Mumbai. The anger our young man Arjun starts boiling and he enrolls in a don’s territory to locate the baddie and shoot him down.
The heroine, Prachi Sinha is fresh as a cake but barely has much to do in the action drama. There is loads of blood and pent up anger. At places, the movie is good but when it comes to the rona-dhonas and the false stiffness of the characters, I wish I saw the DVD with Agneepath. Now being an Angry Young Man barely comes as easy. It is an art that needs mastery of histrionics. With the kind of get up Ajay has, we do not see him rising to the role of a support artist in something as intense as the original boiler hit.
The worst moments are the ones that see flashback to the hero’s past and the best are the moments that pass, inching the movie to a closure. And thankfully, the song count is less and there are no unnecessary forced dancing rounds. As an effort, the movie is decent but as a piece of cinema it falls flat. Perhaps, lack of proper marketing and production budget are more important factors here than the script and the acting skills. Overall, a below average flick that is not worth your Friday popcorn!