Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Amaira Dastur
Director: Dev Katta
The cinematic journey of Sanjay Dutt, who started his career with a lover boy image, has now reached a Bahubali leader after characters like a villain, criminal, free spirit man, gangster, Munnabhai. Sanjay Dutt may not enjoy Salman Khan’s level of stardom but he has managed to make films a hit on his own. Although the lack of success of his films was seen due to intermittent scripts, this is why films like Bhoomi and Saheb Bibi and Gangster did not make inroads among the audience after coming out of jail but Netflix and Global Even in the era of streaming content, Sanju Baba has the potential to make a decent film a hit, Prabandham can also be the hallmark of the same film. Check-out Prasthanam movie review below.
Story of Prasthanam Movie
Bahubali MLA from Aminabad Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt) is famous all over the city due to his influence. He also got this seat in a very controversial way. There used to be another person MLA from Aminabad who was killed by an enemy gang. Sanjay Dutt not only won from this seat but also married Sukmini (Manisha Koirala), the wife of that leader. Ayush (Ali Fazal) and Palak (Chahat Khanna) are the children of Sukmini’s first husband and are quite sensitive, and Sanjay Dutt’s son Vivaan (Satyajit Dubey) is addicted to power. In this battle of love, greed and power, a vicious businessman (Bajwa Khatri) brings twists. Baldev Pratap Singh, with his son Hamraaz Driver (Jackie Shroff) and Young Political Leader, is once again working hard to get the MLA chair, but to see if his efforts can be completed, you need to see the theater Will have to move.
Much of the plot of the story revolves around both sons on the lines of films like Godfather and Sarkar. Ali Fazal, who has done his acting as well as projects like Mirzapur and Victoria & Abdul, impresses with his performance in this film too. He is often seen acting over the top as Sanjay Dutt’s son. Perhaps due to working with powerful artists, they feel a bit nervous and away from natural acting. But his character does not eat and he has taken his role. A powerful leader but sensitive and insecure father, Sanjay Dutt showcases his acting range and then proves that he has the ability to adapt to any role.
However, Manisha Koirala’s role in the film is quite superficial and one dimensional. Not much work has been done on his character. Apart from this, the love story of Amaira Dastur and Ali Fazal does not seem relevant. Jackie Shroff looks good in his small but effective character. The screen presence of Dutt and Jackie is effective. No matter how much fun Chunky Pandey is offscreen, but after Saho, he again proves that he can do justice to negative characters.
After Kabir Singh, this is the second such film which the director of South has tried to make in Hindi. This formula was successful with Kabir Singh but director Deva Katta has failed to leave that level of influence. Looking at the many scenes of this film made on the backdrop of UP, it is realized that the director has not done much research about the aspects of this place and region. In the first half of the film, the flow of the film is good to establish the characters and the film moves at a good speed but in the second half the film slows down. Apart from this, the climax is not designed to be very impressive. In the era of realist cinema, some dialogues also seem to be childish in many places according to today’s era, which shows that apart from some characters, not much effort has been made to create more characters. However, the film’s cinematography is admirable and gives the feel of a political thriller with the help of many wide shots. The film is good in the first half but performs well in pieces in the second half.
Why You Should Watch It
After Bhumi and Saheb Bibi and Gangster, this film can be called a better effort of Sanjay Dutt. If you are a fan of Sanju Baba, it will not be right to miss this film. Along with this, this film can also be seen for acting of Ali Fazal, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey. However, if you like top quality political melodramatic projects like Godfather, Once Upon a Time in America, Goodfellas, The Wire, you might be disappointed to see this film.