The first thing that hit me when I entered the theater, was the quality of the footage. The film certainly looked like it was shot in 1990's and released today. Maybe this was deliberate, but it was a real spoiler.
After a few minutes my eyes adjusted to the hazy, dark tone of the film. And the film started making sense. The setting was grim, the characters well picked and performances measured. Shabri, a no nonsense, hardworking slum girl wants to protect her younger brother from bad influences. But when the police pick him up in a raid by mistake, which leads to his encounter, she loses it and shoots down the inspector responsible. And she does that with ease. With police on her back and also another big gangsta, she sets out on a mission to kill !
Eesha Kopikkar is splendid in her lead role. She looks the part, walks the part, talks the part and delivers the dialogues with panache. Zakir Hussain seems to walk straight out of his role in "Not a Love story" into this movie as the investigating inspector. Others also act with sincerity, but the problem is that the writing loses its strength mid way through the movie. Though the movie starts with a few poignant moments, the script then keeps becoming weaker by the minute. Even the dialogues suffer and logic goes for a toss. Lalith Marathe shows promise in his directorial venture as his screenplay is engaging, but is let down with the weak script.
This film was supposedly in the can for a long time, before RGV finally decided to release it. Good it did see the light of day, purely due to the effort put in. But even though miss Eesha fires on all cylinders, the film largely misfires...
Rating : 3 / 10