Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria starrer Marjaavaan is based on Raghu’s (Sidharth Malhotra), who is raised as the right-hand man of a tanker mafia in Mumbai life changes when he sees Zoya (Tara Sutaria). But this love story is probably destined for doom.
In the first part, the film’s leading man Sidharth Malhotra lands up in a shady looking godown to beat up the bad guys. He brings along a first aid kit (a la Big B in Trishul where he brings the ambulance along) and justifies it by saying, “Main todunga bhi aur tod kar jodunga bhi.”
Another one that goes, “Main maroonga marr jayega, dobara janam lene se darr jayega.” And thus, follows many such high on drama, low on impact lines and action scenes where there are a lot of fights and actions.
On the performances front, Marjaavaan has a few good actors, who strive to make their characters work against all odds. The film’s villain Vishnu, played by Riteish Deshmukh is leading the film ironically. He is shown as a midget, who is obsessed with metaphors around height, Riteish doesn’t exactly look dreadful but his performance instills some fear. However, as he constantly mouths over-the-top filmy dialogues, it blunts his villainy making it unintentionally funny.
On the other hand, Sidharth Malhotra has a great screen presence but his character is one-sided without many layers. The film’s leading lady, Tara Sutaria, looks beautiful in the role of a mute girl Zoya, but doesn’t have much to work with. Ditto for Rakul Preet Singh (in a special appearance), who plays a bar dancer, Aarzoo.
The music of the film is good but there are far too many songs, adding to an already lengthy runtime. The background score is loud and distracting.
Overall, it is an emotional action rollercoaster which is good to go for one time.
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