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Movie Review: Laal Ishq – This Thriller Looks More Like A Comedy

By Salil Sand / Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 14:54 PM / No Comments

laal ishq-02A Marathi theatre group is rehearsing their new play at a resort when the murder occurs, and the prime suspects are Yash Patwardhan (Swwapnil Joshi), the star of the play, and Janhavi (Anjana Sukhani), a staffer engaged to marry the owner of the resort (Milind Gawli).

In walks Inspector Randive (Kamlesh Sawant) along with Inspector Nimbalkar (Samidha Guru) and thus starts the so called investigation, which is more of a mockery, because the officers are least interested in solving the crime quickly.

Normally one will first go to the crime spot and try to collect all the evidence one can lay your hands on, and then take statements from everyone about their possible motives and their whereabouts, but here its the opposite. Guess the writer of the film, Shirish Latkar, wanted to create his own Agatha Christie novel. Gosh!! How juvenile.

Anyways, moving on, Yash has some motive to do this, but suspecting Janhavi seems meaningless. She hardly has any motive. There are huge logical issues in this so called thriller. Just for instance, since the murder happened in the resort and the suspect is also in the resort, why was the CCTV footage not changed in the first place.

Why and how can the murderer use a deadly chemical weapon in a crime of passion, well, the number of faux pas in this film are endless. Guess both the director, Swapna Waghmare Joshi and the writer were clueless of what they are getting into.

To make matters worse, Swwapnil Joshi hams throughout the film. He comes across as a wannabe actor who has unabashedly aped Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, just because the film was being produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

All in all, Laal Ishq is a film that should completely be avoided. For people who would like to see a Marathi film this weekend, better go and see Sairat the second time over as its time and money well spent.

Rating: Half

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