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Prassthanam Review: Sanjay Dutt’s ‘masala’ Multistarrer Is Complicated

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Sanjay Dutt hasn’t enjoyed a good time at the box office for some time now. Instead of relying on others, the actor takes matters into his own hands, producing his next Prassthanam. He also takes a ‘safe bet’ by remaking a Telugu hit of the same name. Will this finally help Sanjay Dutt bring a change of his fortunes at the ticket windows? Read on: 

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Director: Deva Katta 

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Manisha Koirala, Amyra Dastur 

Genre: Political-action drama 

Date released: September 20, 2019 

CBFC rating: U/A 

Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes 

Reviewer rating: 2/5 

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Setting the scene 

Prassthanam opens in Lucknow, 25 years ago, when Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt), the right-hand man of a political leader, takes on the enemies of the family, but fails to save the patriarch’s son. On his death bed, the leader requests Baldev to marry his widowed daughter Saroj (Manisha Koirala) and accept their two children. Cut to present, Baldev is now a wealthy four-time MLA, adored by his constituency, as he gears up to be elected for the fifth time. However, apart from his political rivals and the upcoming election, he also has to find a solution for the histrionics of his rogue son Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey), the political elevation of his stepson Ayush (Ali Fazal), a mining baron Khatri (Chunky Pandey) and a past secret. 

Plot 

Prassthanam traces the story of a Lucknow family, amid the complicated equations among the members of the family and on the political field. The story is about Saroj’s three children, two from her first marriage and one with Baldev. Vivaan, though the only child of Baldev-Saroj, is furious about his father’s preference for Ayush and hates the behaviour of his family towards him. Ayush follows in the footsteps of his father, in terms of his goodwill for the locals, while they both try to control the damage created by Vivaan. However, things take a turn for the worst when he sexually assaults the daughter of Baldev’s right-hand man Badshah (Jackie Shroff) and kills her. 

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Verdict

Prassthanam, directed by Deva Katta, who had also helmed the original, has a grand premise consisting of numerous characters and a lot is happening throughout the movie. While the movie aims to come across as this gripping and nail-biting story amid family turmoil and political rivalry, the execution is where it falters. The first half still somehow manages to hold your attention to an extent, but after that, the plot crumbles into a mess by the time the end credits come on screen. The so-called ‘twist’ towards the end and the revelation of the ‘secret’ is far-fetched and doesn’t leave any impact. 

As far as the performances are concerned, Sanjay Dutt is inconsistent in his performances as a power-hungry politician. He looks laboured in the action scenes, his dialogue delivery is unimpressive at many places and makes an impact only in some of the other scenes.  

Manisha Koirala is only crying throughout the film, while Jackie Shroff is only brooding. Amyra Dastur (who you might mistake as Jacqueline Fernandez in some angles) has nothing much to do. 

In a film starring so-called ‘veterans’, Satyajeet Dubey surprisingly is the pick of the lot as the spoiled brat, who’d go to any lengths.  

Ali Fazal is good, but his act might bring memories of his ‘Mirzapur’ role. Chunky Pandey is among the better performers of this cast. Zakir Hussain is impressive and brings the only comic relief in the movie.   

The action scenes seem slow and unconvincing. The music, composed by Ankit Tiwari, is complete in the sense there’s one of every genre, be it romantic, a Qawwali or a full-fledged item number. But nothing quite elevates the film. 

Overall, Prassthanam is complicated, much like the equations in the family of the story.  Only hardcore Sanjay Dutt fans or those who love the ‘masala’ genre might still find something to cheer about here. 

What works: Fairly gripping first half, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey’s performances 

What doesn’t: Action sequences, performances, screenplay 

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Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

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Gaurav Chopra and wife Hitisha Cheranda welcomed a baby boy on September 12 in Bengaluru. He has been sharing a lot of pictures with his baby boy and it’s super cute. However, recently he shared a video of himself holding his little prince and singing an adorable lullaby for him. Gaurav Chopra had lost both his parents recently but he became a father as well during this time. The actor is thankful to God for this gift but also misses his parents. Along with his video, Gaurav also penned down a long note where he spoke about embracing fatherhood and also remembered his father. He wrote, “Both of us are two weeks old today … Our #princeChopra and me , the infant #daddy ..both learning .. this is the #lori I sing to him ..he’s kind enough to ignore the lack of rhythm and tune .. and falls asleep each time … sometimes both the infants : him and me fall asleep ..he loves to wriggle and snuggle into my neck ..” Also Read – Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

“Had mentioned this song in a previous post .. had improvised this for a scene in #uttaran , its originally from #kabhikabhie ..Hope you’re kind enough to ignore the besuri singing as well..??? Tomorrow it shall be a month to my father passing away …While I take baby steps to become a daddy ,he guides and mentors me from within .. If only …Sending out love and wishes and asking for blessings ,like always …” Take a look at his post here: Also Read – Gaurav Chopra shares the FIRST picture of his baby boy, and it’s super cute!

Gaurav Chopra spoke about the feeling of becoming a father for the first time in an interview with Bombay Times. He said, “I am so happy that we have got the baby home now. Hitisha, her parents, grandmother and I take turns to look after him. Hitisha’s friends, and my brother and bhabhi decorated the entire house when we brought him home from the hospital. It was an emotional moment and I missed my mother the most. She would have been ecstatic if she were here to see her grandson.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

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Mandar Chandwadkar aka Mr. Bhide’s social media account gets hacked

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SAB TV’s popular and longest show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is riding the success high as it recently completed 3000 episodes. The show is a nation wide success and there’s no one who doesn’t know the characters of the show. But recently one of the popular characters of the show Mr. Atmaram Bhide played by Mandar Chandwadkar’s social media account was hacked. He took Palak Sindhwani aka Sonu’s social media account to make the announcement to his fans and followers.

Palak who play Mr. Bhide’s daughter Sonu posted the video informing everyone about Mandar’s account getting hacked. She also wrote, “*URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT**Hello, everyone, This is to inform you that I’m not operating my Instagram id since last 4 days , I.e., @realmandarchandwadkar so if anybody is receiving messages from my id, consider that it’s been hacked, please spread the word! I’ll inform you once I’ll get access to my Instagram id, till then take care, I’ll update you all soon.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Written Episode Update

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Episode starts with Riddhima checking the teddy. Vansh comes and says did you see Ishani, she isn’t in her room. Ishani thinks I may get caught. Vansh sees the teddy and says Ishani, come out. Aryan worries. Ishani comes out. Everyone comes out. Vansh scolds Aryan. Aryan asks why do you always accuse me, I gifted her the teddy, I didn’t know she will do this, maybe Riddhima has helped Ishani escape. Vansh says because I know Riddhima can never do this, I reached your room and got your blank cheque, why did Ishani give this to you. Dadi slaps Aryan.

She says you were making Ishani run away, why are you taking revenge, I would have ousted you from the house. Vansh asks her to calm down. He says you would have ruined our family respect, its good Riddhima saw you and stopped, go and get ready, its time for the rounds. Ishani sits in the mandap.

Vansh asks Riddhima to have juice, she didn’t have anything since morning. She asks did you know. He nods. She thanks him. He says let me thank you, you saved my life and today my respect, I would have lost Ishani today, its my mistake, I failed to keep an eye on her, thank you so much, why do you look so worried, is everything fine, I don’t believe in keeping favors. She recalls everything and says I wanted to tell you something, about my past, when I was out of the house…. before marriage… Vansh stops her. Ye pyaar hai…plays….

Vansh says it was your past, we are married now, we are together and it matters to me, you also learn to live in present, you will be happy. Pandit says its time for kanyadaan. Dadi says Ishani’s dad isn’t alive, Vansh and Riddhima will do the kanyadaan. Ishani thinks I will ignite fire in your life. Pandit says Riddhima didn’t wear any suhaag sign. Riddhima says sorry, I forgot to wear it. Vansh says its fine. He takes the sindoor and fills in her maang. Kabir and Anupriya look on. Kabir says so much happened and its not affecting her, how. Vansh makes Riddhima wear the mangalsutra.

Pandit does tilak to him and gives the gathbandhan cloth. Vansh and Riddhima tie the gathbandhan cloth for Ishani and Angre. Riddhima recalls his words. She recalls their marriage. Ishani and Angre take the wedding rounds. They perform the rituals. Vansh sees Riddhima. Anupriya says I think Riddhima forgot the past and moved on, she has fallen for Vansh, what will we do now. Kabir says my pawn has gone blind in love, she has to come back to me at any cost. He vents anger on himself. Riddhima asks Dadi not to worry. They see Vansh shouting on the call. Vansh says you should send the file to Khurana by tomorrow. He goes. Riddhima says he looks worried. Dadi says he stays angry when he is hungry, it was Ishani’s marriage, he didn’t find time to have anything, did you have anything, you both are same, like kids, caterers would have gone, wait, I will make something. Riddhima says I will cook something for us, don’t worry. Kabir says time has come…. He gets angry.

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