Film: Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Director: Apoorv Singh Karki
Platform: Zee 5
Star cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Kaustav Sinha, Priyanka Setia, Surya Mohan Kulshrestha, Adrija Sinha, Nikhil Pandey
Bollywood Bubble Ratings: 3.5/5 stars
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai REVIEW:
In religious scriptures, it is written that Brahmin/Sadhu/Pandits are considered to be respectful and reverend. People often follow these godmen, who are said to be the middlemen to connect us with gods. However, it wrenches one’s heart when we get to know that these godmen turn out to be a fraud and criminals. How can one believe such people and how can one have faith in such people? It is frustrating as well as frightening. Nevertheless, Manoj Bajpayee brings an interesting and compelling story named Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai and here’s my review on it.
A story like Bandaa can really shake you from within when we get to know about the ugly side of a ‘Baba.’ It makes you even angrier when they play with the innocence of people and use women as mere sex objects. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is based on true events. It is a story about a godman who raped a minor and was arrested due to POCSO charges on him.
An ordinary lawyer named PC Solanki is out to fight an extraordinary and high-profile case. An unusual case of POSCO came to him when he learned about a renowned Godman’s rape case. He took the job and ensured to put the culprit behind the bars by hook and crook. He is determined to give the little girl justice but it’s not an easy job. Solanki goes to many lengths to prove his point. But can he win against a powerful godman accused of assaulting a minor and deliver justice to the victim?
Highlight of the movie:
The storyline: Deepak Kingrani, the writer of the movie, gives a crisp yet impactful story. Rape cases are usually a sensitive subject and he ensures to showcase the with utmost care yet powerfully. He brings all the facts together and moulded them into a compelling story.
The execution: When you know your story is meaty, the execution automatically flourishes accordingly. Well, a similar thing has happened with the Bandaa movie. The facts and the true incidents were well presented.
Manoj Bajpayee: Yes, he has to be the highlight of the movie. I don’t see anyone else than Manoj essaying the role of the lawyer. He is innocent and mellow but is quite stern when it comes to fighting for justice. His smile and his expressions bring the right amount of hysteria. No, there are jokes that it is funny but certain situations make the scene a little funny.
Background score: The music used behind Manoj’s walk is electrifying. You can feel the goosebumps and feel that now truth will triumph over anything. The music given in the courtroom while giving a verdict or even during the chase sequences is tantalising. It gives you an adrenaline rush.
Drawbacks of the movie:
Continuity: I felt there are a few continuity problems in bits and parts of the movie. One will not notice that but the flaws did raise questions for me.
Detailing: There was a scene where Baba’s son demands a powerful lawyer and we get to see the same. However, after it didn’t work out, the lawyer disappeared and I didn’t get to know what happened with that lawyer. Why Apoorv didn’t shed light on Baba’s son? There are glimpses of him but how come nothing was done or shown against him in the movie? Some minor details were not shown that could have answered a few questions of mine.
Hands down, Manoj Bajpayee is one of the exquistive actors in Bollywood. His performance in the movie is so effortless that I’m not even eligible to rate or judge his performance. He is a par excellence actor and those who still have doubts, I don’t know what to say. He once again delivers a stellar performance and this can be one of his finest act.
Apart from him, Surya Mohan Kulshrestha who plays the baba in the movie is seen for a limited screen time. He did a fair job as he convinced me that he is the bad guy. Adrija Sinha also makes an impact with her performance as the victim.
Concluding my Bandaa review, Manoj Bajpayee starrer is a compelling drama that needs to be heard and seen. It is a movie that can be an eye-opener for all the followers who blindly follow a godman without giving it a thought. The view doses of humour make the film a little light instead of being very intense. On the other hand, Manoj’s intense yet innocent acting makes this an interesting watch. Thank you Apoorv Singh Karki for giving just an extraordinary story which was with the utmost sensitivity and sanity. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai can be dramatic, impactful and above all, it is emotional.
Watch Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai trailer after the review: