** Read the post below “A Wednesday – movie review” first for reference **
Mumbai Meri Jaan provides a solution. Although it might have technical flaws, as an audience, I was happy with its attempt at a solution. Honest and sincere attempt by Nishikant Kamat (known for his Marathi movie Dombivli Fast and its Tamil counterpart Enavo Oruvan).
The best of the movie in ascending order :
1. Paresh Rawal. (Quote OSO : Wah ! Kya acting hai !)
2. Camerawork. Sheer joy.
3. Writing, in a few key scenes, especially the chain monologue, the Rupali Bani Rudali pun.
Personally, I felt the bests outnumbered the flaws, just due to their quality. Kay Kay Menon perfectly potrays the overconfident-about-his-thoughts unemployed youth, who is the bread and butter of the politicians of Mumbai today. Soha Ali Khan is very good with her role. Madhavan is decent. Irfan Khan is okay.
Unfortunately, the narrative slows down considerably once all the stories are established. Irfan Khan’s story drags on (and the only shift from reality), Madhavan doesn’t tell about his close brush to his family for some strange reason and so the story drags on (his accent oscillates between Bihari at times to Bambaiyya), you know what you are going to see in Soha Ali Khan’s story, but it unravels at its own pace. Probably the writer expected better impact by more emphasis.
Thankfully all the above are sandwiched between Paresh Rawal, Vijay Maurya (Kadam) and Kay Kay Menon, and at the end, all that remains with you is Paresh Rawal’s Tukaram Patil.