Ludo Bollywood Movie Review
One film which I was eagerly looking forward to watch this diwali season was Ludo. From the trailer to songs, the film carried a decent vibe and the big names on board made me go for this flick.
A hyperlink narration stuffed with characters and situations of various attributes merging at a final point, Ludo depicts 5 divergent stories beautifully embedded into a single narrative. This crime caper ride offers you enough hilarious adventure leaving each character it’s own space to score. These chaotic stories are knotted so meticulously that at the end what you get is a magnificently packed product well enough to engage the viewers. Anurag Basu,the storyteller has managed to present the convoluted plot through an interesting premise and comic-like characters which leaves an impression at the end.
Pankaj Tripathi and Rajkumar Rao are always on top form. Whether it an eccentric gangster or an emotional lover boy both leaves the audience in awe. The interestingly charming duo Aditya Roy Kapoor & Sanya Malhotra is a delight and surprise making their part worth remembering and a fresh outing for Aditya Roy Kapoor after a while. Fatima Sana Sheikh makes a good pair with Rajkumar Rao providing ample support. Pearle Maaney and Rohit Suresh Saraf provide the desired comic relief. Kudos team for breaking the stereotype ‘Madrasi’ cliché that was once a Bollywood staple. Abhishek Bachchan’s warm and emotional connection with the child has come out really well and the actor has done a remarkable act. Pritam’s songs and score are exceptional and are more effective in building the story. Anurag Basu’s cinematography lifts up each stories effortlessly.
On the flip side, the extensive length weighs down the whole film. The narrative’s energy is so uneven that it’s sluggish and captivating at the same time. One need to sit through the whole process of action peacefully in order to enjoy this black comedy affair.
Ludo is a heartwarming, violent, crazy, emotional ride leaving the audience in a state of satisfaction after the end credits roll.
Credit Rahul Babu