Ugly is not at all ugly. Anurag Kashyap is one of those rare directors in Bollywood who has hundred percent track record. He has made his set of audience who loves his cinema. His way of showcasing the art of filmmaking is outstanding and that makes him stand out from others in the industry’ he has his own style of filmmaking and Ugly is one more good example. Simple story of kidnapping becomes an extraordinary film when it is made by maestro like Anurag kashyap.
Ordinary incident like kidnapping can change so many things in one person’s life is beautifully portrayed in the film. People change, certain situations change their relation with others, friends become foes, no one can be trusted for anything, in midst of all these Anurag Kashyap manages to bring out an edge of the seat thriller with Ugly. All of this being very important in the film, nothing is too prominent because Anurag concentrates more on the story rather than explaining the situation or setting the mood for upcoming happenings in the film. The positive things in the film are the plot which is simple, narrative which keeps you curious throughout, performance of every single actor irrespective of the screen space and obviously Anurag Kashyap’s direction. His chase sequences are extraordinary and Ugly has one too. Flashback sequences are brilliantly used. Anurag teaches a new style of direction and that makes Ugly little more special. Vineet Kumar Singh is the scene stealer and makes you wonder why does no one in the industry wants to work with him. Would love to see him in more films. Ronit Roy was in his regular avatar. Rahul Bhat and Tejaswini Kolhapure surprise you with their performance. Rest of the cast is simply outstanding especially Girish Kulkarni. Editor deserves a special mention for his skills, he makes sure that you are glued to the screen from start to end.
Ugly may not be the best from Anurag Kashyap but it is definitely worth a watch for all the cinema lovers and must watch for Kashyap fans. The only little weakness in the film is the climax. The way things turn out one expects a blasting climax but it is nothing but just a fizzle. Yet Anurag Kashyap wins for keeping you engaged throughout the film and you exit theatre by only praising Anurag’s work. This one is highly recommended.