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Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan’s revenge drama is dull and stretched

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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan's revenge drama is dull and stretched

Saif Ali Khan as Naga Sadhu in this revenge drama sets out on a journey across Bundelkhand to seek revenge for an injustice committed in the past. The rest of the plot is all about scouting for the motive and who really is behind the injustice.

Saif Ali Khan is Gossain, a Naga Sadhu is out on seeking revenge. On the whole, he goes on a killing spree right from the first seen. Gossain seems to be hungry for revenge and is on the search for Rehmat Khan (Manav Vij), with whom he has a past rivalry to settle. Rehmat’s character is brutal, nasty and slashing throats without even thinking twice while Gossain is equally thirsty for blood.

The director of the film has attempted to create a period and a revenge saga but the impact which the film with such a bold theme can make, couldn’t make.

The narrative of the film is too long and stretched to captivate the interest for long. Sonakshi Sinha’s cameo is as short as relationships these days. In a blink of a second, she makes an exit.  The positive aspect is that there are scenes that will keep you engaged and will also shock you but also at the same time they are just too much time-consuming.

On the technical front, Cinematography is one of the key elements for a period drama. Shanker Raman does pull off the sequences brilliantly but at the same time, some of them fall really flat. The violence in some scenes is too difficult to witness while the action is gripping.

Saif’s transformation is fierce and intense. The way his character shapes and the acting stint is commendable beyond words. But his look also distracts us as its too much close to Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean. Deepak Dobriyal also makes an impact as a crucial yet comical character. The antagonist Manav Vij disappoints with the flat portrayal.

Overall, the immensely lengthy runtime of the film makes it too dull and stretched to watch. But this film is strictly for all the Saif Ali Khan’s fans.

Check out the trailer:

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