Khaali Peeli Movie Review
Director- Maqbool Khan
Producer- Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast- Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday, Jaideep Ahlawatz.
Critics rating- 3.5/5
Story- Ishan Khattar, aka Blackie slips upon a hot-headed girl Ananya Pandey, aka Pooja, and the story begins. Many goons are involved in the movie, and as the plot progresses, Pooja is found to be a runaway who seems to carry a lot of cash and jewelry. Khaali Peeli is a movie that showcases a momentous conveyance towards salvation and reconnection with the medium of romance.
Khaali Peeli Movie Review- The movie starts with Anup Soni playing the role of Babuji, a notorious man and the father of Blackie, aka Vijay Chauhan, who was ten years old. A fictitious village named Shivpur is the setting of the movie. Both the father and the son duo undertakes a journey of crime, which is censored from the beginning.
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There is a prolepsis to ten years when Blackie has become an established money schemer settled as a khaali peel in Mumbai. The current scenario shows distress among the taxi drivers, and they have called a strike for an indefinite period until the Government fulfills their requests.
Balckie tries to make some profitable income from the rising issue and decides to extract money. And here enters Pooja with a bag full of cash and jewelry whose safety is not a matter of concern. The plot of the movie showcases the black alleys of Kamathipura or the red light district of Mumbai. With overlapping flashbacks and prolepsis, the film proceeds to portray a comedy, and a drama often referred to as a dramedy.
The film has paid much attention to establish the persona of Blackie in a Rajnikanth style with the flicking of the back collar and borrowing cigarettes. Tashan and mosan- the two aspects of his vagabond life are never under the compromise. Director Khan has created the image of a full Bollywood masala movie from the beginning of the film that has been manifested throughout.
There are many hooligans with creepy names like Yusuf Chikna. Inspector Tawde fires bullets all the time, and the hero finds a narrow escape each time. The first forty minutes of the film is packed with cunning dialogues and will surely give you good visual pleasure with a fast pace movement.
The screenplay has a significant momentum with the integration of current time and flashback that fills the plot. However, some scenes appear to be dragged as it wanted to show the emotional setback of the characters. The child artists who play the role of teenaged Ishan and Ananya have a better rapport than the lead artists. The awkward kiss is something that appears as a misfit in the film.
Ishan has worked very hard to appear as a proper fit for the role. He has been perfect throughout the film, either in the pronunciation of rolling “R” while telling colloquial slang or walking like a roadside Romeo of Mumbai. His dance is also commendable with the songs like ‘Duniya Sharma Jayega’ and ‘Texas Neha’. Ananya too looks glamorous with the wrong side pinned nose and Patiala suits, which makes the audience not believe that she has a disturbing life in the alleys of Kamathipura in the film.
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In brief, Khaali Peeli is a movie about a hot pair with a slow-motion background score. But one of the significant defects of the film is that it derails now and then, making the audience wonder why! But if you are in a mood to watch a full-on entertainment and commercial Bollywood signature film, Khaali Peeli is a great option you can go for!