Movie Review SAARE JAHAAN SE MEHNGA
Director: Anshul Sharma
Producer: Ashok Pandey
Ratings: * *
Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Zakir Hussain, Pragati Pandey, Sitaram Panchal, Ranjan Chabbra, Disha Pandey, Paritosh Sand
Makers of "Phas Gaye Re Obama" are back with latest offering "Saare Jahan Se Mehnga". This time inflation is the topic instead recession last time. Cast is relatively new and there is no big name to boast. Film is directed by debutant Anshul Sharma who was the writer of PGRO.
Film unfolds in place named Sonepat and it talks about a middle class family which is finding difficult to meet ends due to rising prices. How family finds an idea to dodge Inspector (played by Zakir Hussain). The solution of the problem offered by director is bizzare and kiddish. This kills the film considerably and noble intentions end up in vain.
In terms of performance, Sanjay Mishra is top notch and he is the one who keeps the proceedings lively and interesting. Vishwas Mohan Badola plays the old father with aplomb and even Pragati plays housewife with perfection. Zakir Hussain is superb in the role of inspector and keeps the excitement flowing in 2nd half. Debutant Ranjan Chhabra is poor and needs to improve in all the departments.
Kiddish writing and pathetic direction are the biggest culprits. Such a bizarre solution to such a universal problem leaves audience cold and dry. Film is a prime example of good intentions but poor execution. This is a complete letdown.
Overall film is saved by some impressive performances by Sanjay Mishra and Zakir Hussain but the writing and direction completely break the film down.
Go for this one if you like off beat meaningful cinema with a dose of entertainment!