Movie Review: Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande (2011)
The clash between development and displacement has, most of the times, resulted in controversy. I strongly feel that if there was an issue that was crying out for a movie of its own, it’s the acquisition of land in the name of development. The incident makes news, but dies a premature death most of the times. Lessons are learnt but discarded with speed. The sufferers are unheard and uncared for…
SAHI DHANDHE GALAT BANDE tries to capture the ramifications of displacement and development on people and focuses our attention to this issue. It comes with a new grammar – written and directed by actor Parvin Dabas – who puts his distinctive contemporary signature on this present-day story. It is what I would call a socially responsible, thought-provoking and stimulating cinema that has scope for discussion and debates. The first-time film-maker succeeds in his attempt to focus on and draw our attention to the burning issue, but at the same time, it’s not a ‘dry film’. The first-time director ensures that the film has its share of entertaining moments that the viewer thirsts for in film after film.
On the road to completing this mission they come across a multitude of crazy characters which includes a guru and his wrestlers,a bunch of smart ass kids, a raging Chief Minister(Kiron Juneja Sippy),a Scheming Businessman(Anupam Kher),the Leader of the villagers(Yashpal Sharma), an angry Aunt(Neena Kulkarni), a college going Athlete (Udit Khurana) and a photographer Girlfriend(Tena Desae) who wants to move on with her life, while dealing with a boss who wants them to break his opponents legs and make mobile videos of it for evidence!