Aurangzeb, the title will either attract you or make you feel what sort of a movie would this be? This movie made the audience curious and the makers were successful offering a decent answer to the audience’s curiosity. Some factors work in favour of  this film while some go against it yet this film deserves a watch from every cinema fan for it being different from others in recent times. The film appeals to all sort of audience.

Yashvardhan (Jackie Shroff) is a real estate developer in Gurgaon known for his illegal works. His son Ajay (Arjun Kapoor) is good for nothing, a typical goon who enjoys beating up and doing all frivolous work. His step mother Neena is planning to take over their business. On the other hand their is Ravikant’s (Rishi Kapoor) family who, for society are cops but they do have their collection business of which the world is unaware. Arya (Prithviraj) who considers Ravikant as his father for bringing him up so well, is very loyal towards Ravikant’s family. The other party planning to take over Yarshvardhan’s business, with help of Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) who looks exactly like Ajay. In short there is a very complicated story that joins all the characters of the film.

Arjun Kapoor in dual roles has managed to impress everybody all over again. He has lived up to the expectations post Ishaqzaade. His dual role is worth applauding. Brilliant performance yet again from this talented boy. Prithiviraj as Arya is very impressive. He has got maximum screen space compared to others and made a good use of it to showcase his talent. This man has a long way to go in Bollywood. His performance leaves you speechless. Rishi Kapoor is on a roll post Agneepath. This senior actor has the capability to give good competition to his own son. His performance as Ravikant was simply brilliant. The others, which include Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Tanvi Azmi, Sikander Kher, Anupam Kher, Deepti Naval, Swara Bhaskar were ordinary everybody maintained their style and did nothing new. Newcomer Sashea Agha didn’t get a proper debut. The film was good but she hardly had scope to prove herself.

Atul Sabharwal the writer, director of the film has managed to sail safely with his first film. He needs to be appreciated for coming up something new and refreshing with a concept which is very old in Bollywood(long lost brothers). He has written a very interesting premise around this incident. Screenplay was equally good as far as the characters in the film are concerned. Editing in the film could have been better. The editing makes the film slightly dull. The film finds it difficult to maintain it’s pace. No doubt the film has the potential to keep you engaged but at places struggles to engage you. Dialogues of the film were ordinary but some good lines in the film. Amartya Rahut’s music is good in album but sadly they don’t add much importance to the film.

Aurangzeb is a good premise which was needed to be handled with extra care. The film has only two flaws, one is it’s editing and the others is, many characters make the story complicated. Inspite of these two flaws the movie is a good watch. The movie needs to be watched for the effort made by the director, awesome performances by Arjun Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Prtihviraj Sukumaran and the refreshing and new concept in Bollywood. The film’s editing and slightly complicated story is stopping me from giving it some extra points. Still…

Rating: 3/5


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