Krantiveer The Revolution

STARRING

Jahan Bloch, Samir Aftab, Kelly Dorji, Mukhesh Rishi, Farida Jalal, Ranjit, Govind Namdeo, Aman Verma, Ashok Samarth, Aditya Singh Rajput, Anil Nagrath , Raj Premi, Hiten Paintal and others.

DIRECTION

Mehul Kumar

STORY

The plot of the film continues from the point where the first ‘Krantiveer’—starring Nana Patekar etc —had ended. This time it is Roshni (Jahan Bloch), Pratap Narayan Tilak’s daughter, who acts as a pivot to the whole effort of cleansing the system from within. If in the first part of the flick, it was to fight with the enemies coming from across the seas, this time it was with our own countrymen, who were definitely more vicious.

Roshni, who is now a fearless TV journalist, is helped in her venture of cleansing up the system by her college mates—Vishal (Sameer Aftab), Goldie (Aditya Singh Rajput) and Uday (Harsh Rajput).

Vishal is a young man and wants to get rid of sick elements of society at all costs. He is a very aggressive and determined person and wants to achieve all that which his father had lost. His determination bears fruit when his mission succeeds finally.

Uday comes from a political background and wants to root out corruption from the political system of the country.


On the other hand, there is Goldie, who comes from a very rich family but is disillusioned with it. He wants to remove and root out the corruption from the system to lessen the bad influence of money power in society.

What happens to their mission of cleansing the society and system of corruption and other bad influence is revealed in the later part of the flick.

PERFORMANCE

Jahan Bloch, the twenty something newcomer who plays the main character of Roshni (Nana Patekar’s daughter) in Mehul Kumar’s ‘Krantiveer-The Revolution’, comes across as fresh air but seems to have taken Nana Patekar’s hollering too seriously. This looks especially out of place as the girl is out to expose corrupt netas, corporate honchos etc through her sting operations but continues to holler in old style.


When Bloch and her team of three youngsters decide to expose the bigwigs of politics, corporations through television sting operations they should have kept the language and style truly modern and in accordance with the times.

Roshni telling audience ‘what to do,’ even during her news reading session on television sounds preachy and absurd. In fact, the lady should have kept herself limited to her job instead of sermonizing to the whole population.

However, if director Mehul Kumar was trying to give a message to youth of the country through the characters of Roshni, Goldie, Vishal and Uday, then he was largely successful. In fact, the film rightly invites the youth of the country to join politics if they wanted to remove the corruption from the system.


But the film sorely lacks drama, which is must for a film to be successful with the masses. In fact, there is hardly any element of drama in the film. Govind Namdeo( in the character of a Neta) and Aman Varma( corporate head honcho) pass the muster in their respective characters. Others provide able support to the main cast of the flick.

STARDUST VERDICT

The film tries to create a past world where hollering and all that were accepted (remember Nana Patekar, Sunny Deol etc) as legitimate means of filmmaking, but times have changed. Present generation hardly finds that kind of cinema interesting and prefers understatements and subtle acting. An average fare.

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