Business rating: 0.5 / 5 stars
Star cast: Rajiv Ruda, Raju Mavani, Bobby Vats, Nilesh Malhotra, Saurabh Dubey.
What’s Good: Hardly anything!
What’s Bad: The half-baked and childish script; absence of emotions, romance and comedy; the average performances.
Verdict:Kya Yahi Sach Hai will meet with a disastrous fate at the box-office.
Loo break: Several.
Watch or Not?: Watch Kya Yahi Sach Hai if you want to applaud the noble intentions.
Antares Films’ Kya Yahi Sach Hai is about the police-politician-businessman nexus and the consequent corruption that is threatening to destroy the very fabric of the police force. Raghu Kumar (Rajiv Ruda) is an upright DCP who comes down heavily on criminals. This agitates home minister Ramanand (Raju Mavani) because he has been the beneficiary of the largesse of the criminals under attack.
The home minister keeps threatening the additional commissioner of police, Rohit Tiwari (Bobby Vats), DGP Sant (Nilesh Malhotra) and commissioner of police Kamtha Nandan (Saurabh Dubey) to take corrective action so that the criminals he is shielding don’t get into trouble. Ultimately, does the home minister succeed in his evil designs to stifle the honest police officer or does honesty triumph?
Kya Yahi Sach Hai Review: Script Analysis
The film is based on Y.P. Singh’s novel, Carnage By Angels. The story and screenplay have also been penned by Y.P. Singh and they are both half-baked. One has seen so many films about corrupt cops that such a half-baked effort stands no chance.
Too much emphasis is laid on showing the working of the police force but that would not interest anyone. For example, the police bands playing incessantly in some scenes gets on the audience’s nerves. Even otherwise, the screenplay is very childish. For instance, the home minister is shown firing the top police officers and the home secretary, threatening them and then, in no time, asking them to come up with solutions to his problem – and even taking their advice as sacrosanct! Also, the incident mentioned by the policeman as the reason for his giving up accepting bribes is so long-drawn and convoluted that on the face of it, there seems to be only a distant connection between the incident and bribes, something that can hardly prompt someone to give up his habit of taking bribes!
If the upright DCP is unable to win the sympathy of the audience, the corrupt police officers also don’t evoke hatred, and all this because their characterisations are extremely weak. Dialogues (Y.P. Singh) are commonplace.
The film has no emotions to talk about. Comic moments are conspicuous by their absence. Romance is missing and the hint of sex is as good as meaningless. There is drama but it is so weak that it neither involves the viewer nor entertains him. Climax is dull.
Kya Yahi Sach Hai Review: Star Performances
Rajiv Ruda tries to impress but succeeds only partially, thanks to the weak script. Shalini Chandran does a fair job as his wife. Bobby Vats acts with ease and leaves a mark. Raju Mavani suffers on account of a weird characterisation but is okay otherwise. Saurabh Dubey is so-so. Nilesh Malhotra is alright. Ashok Beniwal (as inspector Shirodkar), Umesh Kulkarni as the home minister’s nephew and Revati as the lady who commits suicide are effective. Sanyogita Maheshwari passes muster as Geetika. Ronny Williams is quite good as Ramu. Jaydutt Vyas is natural as home secretary Jyotiba.
Kya Yahi Sach Hai Review: Direction & Music
Y.P. Singh’s direction is dull and the film looks like the work of a novice. Some of the characters mouth dialogues in their conversations as if they were making speeches or announcements, which appears awkward. Music (Nirmal Augustya, Rooshin Dalal, Santosh Anand and Vishal Khurana) is functional. Ibrahim Ashq’s lyrics may be meaningful but they don’t create any impact. Hemant Sharma’s cinematography is dull. Action scenes lack the fire. Production and technical values are ordinary.
Kya Yahi Sach Hai Review: Komal Nahta’s Verdict
On the whole, Kya Yahi Sach Hai will meet with a disastrous fate at the ticket windows…. yahi sach hai!
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