Anurag Kashyap ends up 2014 with an Ugly but in a beautiful Note
This Friday, 26th July, you have just one movie hitting theatres called Ugly directed by one of the creative directors in B Town – Anurag Kashyap, who also happens to be the writer of this emotional drama thriller movie, whereas the producers of the company include the two companies – DAR Motion Pictures and Phantom Films. The movie stars Ronit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh and Vipin Sharma in different pivotal roles, whereas the hot and sensual of Hate Story 2 Surveen Chawla comes in the cameo in it. The total run time of the movie is two hours and eight minutes (128 minutes). Now, let’s dig deep into the movie to find what it really encompasses.
Now, let’s check the plot of Ugly. The movie has the character of a middle class housewife who is called as Shalini, which is being played by Tejaswini Kolhapure. She is forced to stay at home by her second husband called Shoumik Bose played by Ronit Roy. Amidst her miserable life with her current husband, she decides to commit suicide; however, the moment she is supposed to kill herself with her husband’s gun, but she is being intervened by her daughter Kali. Her daughter then ask her to call his estranged father (Shalini’s first husband) Rahul who is scheduled to meet her as per the custody agreements. Rahul is a struggling actor and is trying hard to get one major breakthrough in her career. Since its weekend (Saturday), Rahul takes Kali for a drive, on his way he gets a call from an agent Chaitanya (Vineet Kumar Singh) and soon he is seen going inside the studio for the audition leaving Kali back inside his car.
He then heads to the police to hunt her daughter, however, doesn’t get much cooperation from the cop called Jadhav played by Girish Kulkarni. But when he realises that Kali happens to be the step mother of the senior inspector Bose he then pursues the case. Once Bose learns about Kali’s disappearance, he out of his jealousy for his wife’s ex-husband accuses Rahul for the kidnap and thus is seen punishing and torturing both Rahul and the agent. Later both Rahul and Bose are busy hunting for Kali with an effort just to upstage the other. And as the movie moves ahead, you find the plot intensifying the moment you find the dark side of these characters coming out.
Now, let’s talk about the performances, starting with Ronit Roy was simply mind blowing while playing the character of an angry police officer. His anger based stint can leave anyone speechless; he has indeed impressed everyone with incredible performance. Tejaaswini Kolphapure and Rahul Bhat too were seen fitting to the characters very well, but perhaps more credit goes to Anurag Kashyap who is fabulous filmmaker and has the competence to extract the best from the actors to which he is working with. In Bollywood, you can only find some handful of filmmakers who have the guts to fiddle with the rules of B Town and Anurag Kashyap is among them. With the movie Ugly, he is back to his roots giving some of the best and mature work to the audience. The other actors like Siddhant Kapoor, Girish Kulkarni, Vinee Kumar Singh and Surveen Chawala too have performed convincingly.
As far as the story is concerned, it happens to be very much gripping, while the absence of too many songs hardly acts like a distraction in the movie. Alia Bhatt is also in the movie, but is there for few seconds hence you are likely to miss her with a blink. As said beauty lies in the eyes of beholder similar is the case with ugliness, which ironically looks cool in the movie Ugly. It may appear like a disgusting, dark and dank shadow, yet you would be compelled to give away the courtesy to the cinematographer known as Nikos Andretsakis. You cannot find this as another Dev D movie, but is filled with its own colour scheme of grime including black and blue. Last but not the least, just do not forget to catch the spine chilling rock music, which comes from Brian McOmber. I am damn sure, you have still not have heard such kind of music piece earlier, it is indeed one of the best and refreshing one.
Last Word : Ugly Movie Review
Anurag Kashyap is successful in placing all the scumbags in a right way inside a juicer mixer grinder kind of plot. There you find lies, betrayal, whiskey guzzling, pummelling, mass murdering, pill popping and mass murdering things. You can call Ugly to be not so usual cocktail of immorality, which is catered in the underbelly of Mumbai. You can catch some of the powerhouse performances by actors like Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure and Rahul and even people with cameos like Surveen Chawla. Apparently, it’s a triumph for the filmmaker to give some of the best and realistic kind of portrayal of Mumbai. Even the scores at the background too is seen boosting up your curiosity level thereby simply helping audience to enjoy their visual pleasure. Lastly, don’t forget to catch the climax as it would appear to be very much anticlimactic but at the same time would remain as a haunting thing.