Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Makrand Deshpande, Jisshu Sengupta, Gulshan Grover
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
What’s Good: Good that Mahesh Bhatt retained Sanjay Dutt and didn’t go all-new with the cast, Alia adds value to the acting department
What’s Bad: All the investors of this industry, please repeat this ten times after me – WE WON’T INVEST MONEY IN FILMS THAT ARE REMADE JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT! (I’m counting)
Loo Break: If not for Sanjay and Alia, this movie would’ve been a loo break I had to take while watching Bobby Deol’s Aashram.
Watch or Not?: I just have one question for the director – Mahesh ‘But’ Why? Also, watch it only for the performances
Sadak 2 Movie Review: Script Analysis
Sadak 2 Movie Review: Star Performance
Sadak 2 Movie Review: Direction, Music
Mahesh Bhatt couldn’t get out of Sadak 1 to direct the sequel. As far the story of the film is concerned, it’s a shoddy rehash of many 90s films. If you take out the Audi that Sanjay Dutt is driving in the movie and give him a kaali-peeli taxi, there’s nothing else (of course apart from the technology) that reminds us that this is a 2020 film. Bhatt Sahab mistakenly stores Whiskey in an old bottle which of course hasn’t aged well. He even fails to execute good thrills which should’ve been the least of concerns given the genre.
It fails to follow the one basic rule of creating sequels: When you continue a franchise which had good songs, you need good songs in part 2 as well. Mahesh Bhatt tries too hard with the songs losing the charm of the original. Some of them are good songs, but they just don’t click because of the uninteresting story.
Sadak 2 Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, walk in with little expectations, and you might not be as disappointed as I am. Good performances, poor execution drop the film at what its rightly called – Sadak.
Sadak 2 Trailer
Sadak 2 releases on 28th August, 2020.
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