August 24, 2009

Sikandar : Movie Review

Directed By-
Piyush Jha

Produced By-
Sudhir Mishra

Parzan Dastur, Ayesha Kapoor, Madhavan, Sanjar Suri..

If you guys loved Parzan Dastur in Parzania and Ayesha Kapoor in Black, you'll love them yet again in Sikandar. Directed by Piyush Jha, Sikandar has a terrific script but when it comes to execution of the same is where it fails. Going by the sidelines of the tension that surroundsJammu and Kashmir, Piyush Jha manages to capture the essence of the lives of young children really well.

Sikandar is a movie of a young boy Sikandar Raza(Parzan Dastur) who like any other 10 year old is naughty-innocent and a passionate football player. Living alone with his aunt and uncle, soonSikandar finds a pal,a 10 year old Nasreen(Ayesha Kapoor ), who accompanies him during the morning walk to school. During one such walk to school is when both of them find a gun lying in the same path.Sikandar much to his curiosity takes the gun and without much knowledge is left with no other option but to use the gun to his own benefit, may it be scaring off the bullies in school or scaring people on the street. Soon he's seen training with aJihadi militant who promises him a washing machine if he trains and shoots the person that they decide on. Circumstances get way too complicated whenSikandar shoots the Jihadi Militant out of frustration and makes his life even more miserable. The army start a search operation in pursuit of the little boy and the things that follow is something that you need to watch it yourself.

Sikandar is not a bad movie but it takes time for you to realize that its a good movie. You don't really feel for the characters like you felt for Ishaan Awasthi in Taare Zameen Par or Michelle McNally in Black. By the time you get into the rythm and start liking that characters, the curtains are down. The main let down factor of this movie is its promise that it created with its trailers.Parzan Dastur is impressive and manages to deliver the goods well. Supported well by Ayesha Kapoor, Madhavan and Sanjay Suri.

Music of Sikandar by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is one thing that needs special appreciation. Neatly done are the tracks "Dhoop Ke Sikke" and "Gulon Mein".

I will go with 7 BOP's for Piyush Jha's Sikandar.

Reviewed By,
Raghav Ramaiah

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1 comment:

  1. Seems like a good movie! Especially since the main characters are kids!


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