Dishkiyaoon is touted as a pure action, gritty, gangster drama and is director Sanamjit Singh Talwar's debut film. It is Shilpa Shetty's maiden production venture along with beau Raj Kundra and also Harman Baweja's first film since 2009. The trailer did look interesting, well, does it live up to its promise? Read on to find outâ€¦
To put it plainly, the answer is a big NO. The story is about Viki (Harman Baweja), who after getting bullied in school, comes in contact with a gangster Mota Tony (Prashant Narayanan) to 'solve' his problem. He has a fall-out with his father (Rajit Kapoor-one of many actors utterly wasted), who tries to teach him Gandhian values and considers Tony more of a father figure. The movie begins with Viki narrating his story to 'wise guy' Lakwa (Sunny Deol) about his journey and the Haryanvi keeps spouting words of wisdom to the wannabe gangster.
Comeback kid Harman Baweja looks the part of a gangster and that's it. He does try, even putting on a gravelly voice to suit his character! Sadly, the end product is not satisfactory. Sunny Deol looked dis-interested in his short role and his fans will be bitterly disappointed with it. Another debutant, Ayesha Khanna, fails to make an impact in a not-so-good role. The supporting cast doesn't have much to play with, the likes of Prashant Narayanan, Anand Tiwari, Sumit Nirjhawan and Aditya Pancholi doing decent without being overly impressive.
The story and direction is just plain shallow and even the relatively shorter two hour length feels like an eternity! There is no depth to the characters and it seems like things are just happening for the heck of it. The only decent thing in the movie is the background score and the couple of songs the movie doesn't feel required. You get the feeling that the movie is lazily made and lacks attention to detail. For instance, Viki and Lakwa share a humongous jail-cell with a saanp-seedi glass table for them to spend their time! There are plenty of such instances where you wish there was more effort in making this movie to make it worth your time and money.
Our verdict is only SLAPS for Dishkiyaoon and after watching this flick, you are surely want to be like Harman Baweja in one of the movie's posters, with a gun to your head!