One of the movies releasing this Friday is Lateef, which is a thriller flick, directed by Israr Ahmed, while it is produced under the banner of MJ Productions by Mrs. Amina Ahmed. The script of the film comes from Badshah Khan along with S Sachindra and Wajid Sheikh. The film has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mukesh Tiwari and Kader Khan in the lead roles along with actors like Partima Kazmi, Akhilend, Murli Sharma in supporting roles, while the music comes from Yaasin Darbar, while the film is edited by Israr Ahmed, which has A certificate from the censor board. Now let’s find out the crux of the film taking a deep dip in it.
Let’s start with the plot of the film. The movie is a crime based thriller, which unveils the sage of a middle class youngster, which is played by the talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He plays the character of Lateef in this movie, who aspires to become a doctor. Amidst his normal life, he soon gets caught by the police on drug dealing raid, which simply changes his life thereafter. Latif is seen getting caught in a raid who just present at the location without knowing the fact about the place. He is then sent out to jail and simply returns back after seven years of imprisonment. However, when he returns, his life is upside down, he has nothing really to do. On the other hand, you have an honest cop called ACP Sawant played by Mukesh Tiwari who is just keep to make the society free from drugs, who however, faces the hurdles from corrupt minister like Akhilesh Mishra and drug mafia Zafar Dongri. Later, Lateef out of frustration opts for drugs, while what happens at the end is interesting to catch.
Now, talking about performances, the real show stealer is Nawazuddin Siddiqui who while playing the character of an innocent man caught in the police tangle for the case of drug dealing, which he has never committed. His performance in this character has simply overshadowed the others found in different characters. The others like Mukesh Tiwari playing an honest cop called ACP Sawant too is fabulous in his work, however, Murli Sharma while playing the drug mafia seems better than the cop, you would simply enjoy his diction and dialogue of a typical bhai in it. Others including Kadar Khan, Partima Kazmi and Akhilend too were superb especially the former, who is a seasoned actor and known to enter into the soul and body of the character her plays. The other elements like music, screenplay, editing and dialogues remained okay, unlike any other crime thriller movie.
Lateef Review – The Final Word
Lateef essentially is a crime thriller, which revolves around the life of an innocent man caught under the wrong case. He passes through bad phase both inside the seven year imprisonment and also when he is free at his place losing his mother. In a sense, the movie revolves around a victim of drug addiction and peddling, which makes it a niche film. Hence the typical elements like love, romance, action, comedy, rich music, cool songs, are absent here. However, if you are among the fans of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, you will not mind catching up the film. But don’t go with over expectation, as you can only find some cool performances and not any strong movie to enjoy.