Antim Movie Review Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 stars
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Mahesh Manjrejkar, Sachin Khedekar, Mahima Makwana
Director: Mahesh Manjrekari
What’s good: This is not a bad copy of a great film and all thanks to the efforts of Aayush Sharma, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar
What’s worse: Like an unprepared yet honest student, it only mimics to get passing marks and does not aim to score distinction
Lou Break: Take one if you want to meet Salman fans outside who thought it would be more about the brother and less about his father-in-law!
See or not?: The only scenario I’d recommend to watch it is if you want the theater experience after a long break (if not, wait for ’83 or rewatch/watch Mulshi Pattern)
Available at: theatrical release
Runtime: 150 minutes
It begins with a voiceover by Inspector Rajveer Singh (Salman Khan) who sheds light on how many farmers were forced to sell their land at cheap prices to influential and powerful people. One such farmer is Sakharam Patil (Sachin Khedekar) who loses his job working on his own farm which he sold to a rich businessman. This instigates a sense of revenge in Sakharam’s son Rahul (Ayush Sharma), who then joins a Pune criminal gang led by Nanya Bhai (Upendra Limaye).
While making a name for himself, Rahul starts losing people close to him for the animal he was transforming. He then encounters the smart police officer in Rajveer who tries to eliminate him by staying within the ‘unfair’ confines of the law. Rajveer plays with the egos of various criminal gangs to clash with each other. This strategy, though half-hearted, helps him clean up the corrupt scum spread by treacherous villains like Rahul.
Antim Movie Review: Script Analysis
Mahesh Manjrekar tweaks the OG script of Praveen Tarde with the help of Abhijeet Deshpande, Sidharth Salvi but misses out on laying a common ground for emotion and drama. If you go for a classic, there are bound to be comparisons and this is what makes Antim the biggest hit as a film. The OG story moves as a flashback to the heart-throbbing chase sequence of the anti-hero, but Mahesh follows a simple linear path that dampens the intrigue somewhat.
The white shadow of Rahul’s character in Mulshi Pattern is brightly exposed in the first 10 minutes when his character makes an emotional speech about how much he hates his father’s decisions and the way he meets his friends before moving to another city. asks permission from. There (Mulshi Pattern), Rahul and Vitthal (played by Upendra Limaye, who plays crime-lord Nanya) Antiem) The chemistry gets extra marks in the drama in which scenes like Inspector always trying to elevate it are used as emotional moments at the end.
It ends by mentioning how while the film is a slapstick to all the farmers who sold their land dirt cheap, it focuses more on things that hardly matter like Rahul, Manda The love track between them and hence fails to do the most important thing which basically arouses sympathy towards the helpless farmers. Here, Mahesh Manjrekar omits many finer points that could easily have raised the quotient of the play.
Though Karan Rawat’s camerawork is a smooth ride through well-choreographed fight sequences, the dimly lit themes become too dull to blend in with the heavy dose of on-screen action. Editor Bunty Nagi found nothing challenging because of the non-linear style of storytelling for Mulshi Pattern in the form of Rameez Dalal, Mayur Hardas and Akshay Salve.
Antim Movie Review: Star Performance
Let’s face it, we all knew that what Om Bhutkar did in the original would take a seasonal actor to match and this is just Aayush Sharma’s second film. So it was never that Aayush could do better than Om, it was always about how good/worse he could be and that he has done a respectable job being Rahul. Though the range of the story doesn’t let him develop as much as Om, Aayush delivers an honest performance with full pressure. He doesn’t get good dialogues like Om, which is one of the few reasons why Rahul’s character’s exploration of the ‘mad’ shade falls short.
Salman Khan is nowhere near as impressive as the no-nonsense, law-abiding cop Upendra Limaye was in the original. It still remains the character with the most twists to fill in the most “brother-ness”, therefore taking away from an interesting arc already built up. Mahesh Manjrejkar depicts his performance from the Marathi version and he is as flawless as ever.
Sachin Khedekar replaces Mohan Joshi, who is facing similar burning script-tweaking issues. In terms of acting, he balances the drama as well as Joshi but being weaker than before, he does not get that much affection. Mahima Makwana gets to display more mandalas than the original mandala and she makes sure to make the most of it. Though the detail of his track doesn’t hold much importance in the overall script, his presence is definitely magnetic and that’s where he should shine.
Upendra Limaye’s goal as Nanya Bhai never matches the magic created by Praveen Tarde, he plays a very important character in his style and manages to achieve the desired effect brutally yet beautifully. Jisshu Sengupta and Nikitin Dheer are fine as rival gang leaders without much to explore.
Antim Movie Review: Direction, Music
From the first frame, Mahesh Manjrekar proves why he doesn’t want the last to be a copy-paste of the Mulshi pattern. This decision goes both ways for the film, affecting the most beautiful moments in the film, while trying to break a little something different from what fans have seen. Despite the flaws, Mahesh’s subject handling style leaves Antim unable to budge too much, but enough to not put you to death.
Ravi Basrur (KGF: Chapter 1) The background score strikes a perfect balance between maintaining what’s already worked and adding new pieces. As for the songs, I’ll be at my quietest best and say they suck a lot of time! Bhai’s birthday is as close to Arara’s as Masakali 2.0 was to Masakali. There is no song replacement for Mulshi Pattern’s best song ‘Abhala’, which was a major reason why the second half of the original struck the right melody. Jubin Nautiyal’s love songs and item songs have no meaning.
Antim Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, I would not be comfortable suggesting this to anyone in a world where the Mulshi pattern exists. Even as a standalone project, it will stand alone instead of running and roaring like its Marathi counterpart.
Two and a half stars!
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