Khan displays shades of grey
Movie Review: Bazaar Director: Gauravv K Chawla Cast: Rohan Mehra, Saif Ali Khan and Chitrangada Singh
Rating: 6/10 STOCK market trading is a subject that has been taking the movie world by storm. In Hollywood, films such as
Pursuit of Happyness and Wolf of Wall Street have been hugely acclaimed for challenging storylines. Now, Bollywood has claimed its share with Bazaar.
Rizwan Ahmed (Rohan Mehra) is an ambitious youngster from Allahabad, who moves to Mumbai to try his luck at fulfilling his dreams.
He makes his presence felt when he collaborates with Shakun Kothari (Saif Ali Khan), a small town boy from Surat, who has become the wolf of the stock market.
The narrative is challenged by a staggering pace and underdeveloped screenplay. The film often lags by concentrating on the many dramatic situations in which the character revels rather than intensifying the trials and tribulations.
At times, I felt the background score was more moving than some of the dialogue written for pivotal scenes. Flaws aside, the film is technically adept.
Mehra (son of veteran actor Vinod Mehra) is convincing, but lacks the verve required for his competitive character.
Khan plays the more “beastly” marketdominating character; displaying shades of grey that are synonymous with his screen persona.
He is charming and witty, but does not play it to the bone as one would expect of him. Chitrangada Singh has a significant role alongside Khan.
Yo Yo Honey Singh’s musical score is an ideal fit for the theme of the film. Pity none of the compositions are worth remembering after leaving the cinema.
A new-age concept fails at the hands of an incapable director. The film is simply not engaging enough.
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SAIF Ali Khan in a scene from Bazaar.