Director: Sanjiv Jaiswal
Starring: Rajeev Khandelwal, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh, Sameksha
Story: Sanjiv Jaiswal
Rajnish Ram Puri, Nitin Mishra and Anil Singh’s PRANAAM is a story of a small-town lad Ajay Singh (Rajeev Khandelwal) hails from a simple family, with humble earnings. He toils hard to fulfill his father’s long-cherished dream of seeing his son serve the nation as a civil servant. But, as fate would have it, Ajay ends up on the wrong side of life. Ajay Singh is a simple, earnest and hard-working college goer, who wants to work towards realising the dreams of his father. For that, Ajay keeps distractions of all kinds at bay. But, after a chance encounter with a local goon and scamster Gyanu Singh (Abhimanyu Singh), who is notorious for his involvement with the disgraced Lucknow University’s leaked question paper controversy, the once docile Ajay (aka Ajji) goes on a killing spree. While some call him a victim of circumstances, others show no mercy and are thirsty for his blood for reasons more than one.
Technically the film is good, editing could have been better. Background score is good, its suits the flavour of the film, Overall music is okay. Cinematography is principled. The biggest problem of the film is at the script level, screenplay could have been way better some of the scenes between the father and son is overdramatic. Its gives a feeling as if one are watching a daily soap opera on TV.
Performances wise the actors are good. Rajeev Khandelwal plays his role with conviction but even talented actors like cannot lifts a poorly written script. Atul Kulkarni and Abhimanyu Singh do a reasonably good job in their respective roles. Sameksha Singh does her bit, whereas the others are just there in the film.
Direction wise the film the film largely looks like a film of the 80’s era and so is the screenplay. It is too boring and bland for today’s standard. This flick could have been a success in 80’s but not in 2019, the times have changed big time.
At the box-office
The film is a non-starter.