Laal Kaptaan Movie Review
Director– Navdeep Singh
Producer – Sunil Lulla and Anand L Rai
Writer – Deepak Venkatesha and Navdeep Singh
Star cast – Saif Ali Khan, Manav Vij, Zoya Hussain, Deepak Dobriyal, Simone Singh and Sonakshi Sinha
Cinematography – Shanker Raman
Production Company – Colour Yellow Productions and Eros International
Rating – 3.5
The film is an epic action-drama that deals with a vengeance soaked story of a naga Sadhu played by Saif Ali Khan. The film is made at the backdrop of 18th century at Budelkhand after the Buxar War when the East India Company was trying to make its way in India. It has combined the colonial rule establishment of British and others when Naga Sadhus existed and took people to ride for their sustiance. This brings the rivalry between the sadhu and others. So, how it goes in the film is interesting to catch in the nearby cinema of your choice.
In short, the film is not for the audience who is looking to get instant gratification and looking out to have a feast on the visual spectacles every time the cine-goers catch the film. Navdeep Singh the NH10 fame director helps the audience to enjoy a perfect journey of retribution. The audience had got some feeling of John Sparrow from the film Pirates of the Caribbean series, with the Gossain’s getup as seen in the trailer, but checking the film, they have much more to see in the ash streaked face along with the dhoti clad body.
Now, talking about the performances, Saif Ali Khan has proved himself to be an intelligent actor and he is trying to cement his status ahead by taking on the given physically taxing role in the film so nicely remains the slice of Indian history. The others in the various roles played by Manav Vij, Zoya Hussain, Deepak Dobriyal, Simone Singh and Sonakshi Sinha too have impressed the audience in a big way. Now, talking about the other aspects of the film, the music, screenplay, direction, photography and the technical elements like editing is par and have helped the film to boost up the entertainment value of the film in a big way.
Laal Kaptaan The Last Word
It may not be a typical masala movie, as the story takes time to unfold coming along with tough language hard to understand. However, for those who happen to like neo-western subjects on the silver screen, Laal Kaptaan can be a perfect watch.