If you like Hollywood westerns like Sergio Leones films or John Wayne films or even Akira Kurosawa or a few recent Korean films, gangster films of James Cagney and Paul Muni; this film is your alley. This film is set in Uttar Pradesh rural in the realm of Gangs of Wasseypur, Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya, or a RGV film where sharpshooters and politicians and gang-lords and their rough necks are all fighting against each other with cops on one end. Babu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a paid killer who executes killing contracts at a price and is doing this job right from his childhood and he is on good terms with the local politicians (Divya Dutta and Anil George) and also the police respect him and he has an ardent devotee with another paid killer (Jatin Goswami) who takes a contract on his guru’s life after he falls in love with Babu’s wife (Bidita Bag). He is left for dead but he returns after seven years and seeks revenge against all those who have wronged him. The film is more about crime, politics and murder. Director Kushan Nandy has taken a very satirical look at the serious issues in rural UP. He is aided by excellent performances by Nawazuddin, Bidita Bag, Divya Dutta, Jatin Goswami, Shradha Das, Anil George, etc though he could have gone easy on the cuss words and the kissing scenes. The film has been well written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali and some of his dialogues bring on the tallis and the ceeties. Technically the film is of a high standard though it has been shot with rough contours and colors and dark lighting.

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