‘Baazaar’ Mid-Ticket Review: A gripping thriller with two parallel stories that intersect right at the interval mark
Directed By: Gauravv K. Chawla
Produced By: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Emmay Entertainment, KYTA Productions
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rohan Mehra, Chitrangada Singh, Radhika Apte
Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes
A gripping thriller, ‘Baazaar’ is a stylish film with two parallel stories that intersect right at the interval mark. Rohan Mehra plays Rizwan Ahmed, a man with starry-eyed dreams from Allahabad, who wants to make a lot of money by coming to Mumbai. He idol worships Shakun Kothari (Saif Ali Khan) who stops at nothing to buy and sell stocks in order to make money. One story represents the bottom of the pile, while the other represents the top. Yet, they are both similar as they both represent greed and ambition.
In terms of performances, Saif Ali Khan brings his A-game and looks menacing enough. His moustache works really well in robbing him off his chocolate boy image. Rohan Mehra too is decent but pales in comparison with Saif.
We don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but you don’t know where the movie is heading in the second half.