Director: Vishram Sawant
Producer: Ram Gopal Varma
Actors: Randeep Hooda, Goga Kapur, Chunky Pandey, Sushant Singh, Yashpal Sharma, Isha Koppikar and Rukhsar
RGV and UTV's latest offering D, directed by Vishram Sawant is a film that deals with a gangster who is a common man and has a family and a human side. But he enjoys his profession, loves doing what he is does. One can easily say that no other Bollywood filmmaker has explored the mindset of a Mafia Don like Ram Gopal Verma. With films like 'Satya', 'Company' , 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Ab Tak Chappan' Ramu has once again shown that he deals with this subject most efficiently. Deshu (Randeep Hooda) is your average brooding, smoking young man who returns from Dubai to meet his dad a police constable after the death of his mother. His life changes when mafias don, Maangli's men kill a man in front of him. Deshu is threatened by both local police inspector to identify the killers while the Bhai warns him against opening his mouth for his own good. Deshu chooses police bashing to the Bhai's bullet. He approaches Hashim (Goga Kapur), the rival Bhai, and promises to kill Maangli if he is given a place in Hashim's gang. He kills Maangli and wins Hashim's trust. Raghav (Chunky Pandey) as his trusted deputy. Slowly, Deshu's rank in Hashim's gang rises as the latter starts taking Deshu's advice on every business decision. Hashim's two sons Mukarram (Sushant Singh) and Shabbir (Yashpal Sharma) start feeling jealous. As the rift widens Hashim packs Deshu's bags and sends him to Gujarat. The tension builds up with each passing incident and Hashim's two sons decides to settle the scores. Their first target is Raghav and then Deshu's bar dancer wife (Koppikar). Deshu manages to escape. The battlelines are drawn. It's Deshu on one side and his mentor's two sons on the other. What happens next? The film is very captivating and though one will find blood and gore in the film but the director has managed to build a captivating narrative. The movie never looses its steam from the first frame to the last. The sequence where Randeep settles scores with Hashim Bhai?s sons is brilliantly executed sequence. One is extremely inquisitive about the finale, but the conclusion to the story doesn't let you down one bit. The best part is that neither does this film promote terrorism, nor does it say that those who live by the gun die by the gun. Randeep Hooda gives a brilliant performance. The actor looks and performs the part with such Úlan that it's indeed difficult to absorb the fact that D is his second film [after Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding]. Chunkey makes a terrific comeback. Sushant Singh, Yashpal Sharma and Ishrat Ali are also good. Goga Kapoor is also terrific.
Cinematography is first-rate. The film captures the authentic look to precision. The background score is another area that deserves the kudos. The movie is worth a watch.