Yogesh Verma on 12th Apr 2013, 12:00pm
A better review is as below.....
Tabu essays the role of Kavita Choudhary, a young, free spirited, beautiful, intelligent and successful lawyer. Having lost her mother at a very tender age, she stays with her father who happens to be a retired police officer. She has no siblings and not many relatives either. She is very emotionally attached to her father and upon his sudden demise feels very sad and lonely. She stays all alone in a huge mansion built by her late father. She is rich and has a budding career, but still experiences a certain void in her life.
One day, through a common friend, she happens to meet Krishna Patil (Manoj Bajpai), a poor, uneducated, unemployed and short tempered youth, who stayed in a nearby chawl along with his father (Anupam Kher) and elder sister (Sheeba).
Krishna is irresistibly attracted to Kavita and starts fantasizing about her. Though he knows that she is far out of his league, he still tries to woo her. Looking for someone to share her loneliness with, Kavita does not thwart his advances. Though she is fully aware that Krishna may not be a suitable match for her, given his mediocre looks, poor family background, jobless status and lack of personal hygiene, but she still accepts him as her boyfriend. Krishna is overjoyed and can’t believe his luck that such a gorgeous, wealthy and sophisticated girl could agree to get into a relationship with him. He certainly had struck gold and takes full advantage of her vulnerability. Since Krishna is unemployed and has a lot of free time at his disposal and since Kavita stayed alone in her house, it gives him ample opportunity to frequent her house and spend quality time with her.
Despite sincere attempts, Krishna fails to secure a job. He even tries to enter into cable TV business but his is again unsuccessful. All his efforts to get into an occupation prove futile. Instead of analyzing his own shortcomings, he blames corruption and politicians for his failure. In his desperation and frustration he picks up petty fights with a bus conductor and local goons and gets reprimanded for the same. However, each time he is disturbed, he finds solace in Kavita’s arms. She feels sorry for him and supports him unconditionally through his failures. He also suffers other misfortunes like accidental death of his elder sister and brother-in-law (Arshad Warsi).
Once Krishna gets into the wrong side of the law and is about to get encountered by a police officer when Kavita rushes to the police station to bail him out just in time. Krishna, who is severely beaten up by the cop is unable to even walk properly. Kavita takes him to her house and offers medical assistance. That night, she is filled with feelings of compassion for Krishna and allows him to get intimate with her. A desperate and frustrated Krishna, successfully impregnates her.
The next day, Krishna suffers further setbacks when he realizes that two his friends have been encountered by police. He decides to avenge the police officers, politicians and goons responsible for their death. He manages to kill most of them while losing his life in the battle. After his death, Kavita does have the option to terminate her pregnancy and start a new life, but she decides to give birth to Krishna’s child and look after it. Krishna’s father agrees to support her in this mission. They can only hope that the child is not as unlucky and unsuccessful as Krishna.
The seductive chemistry between Manoj & Tabu sets the screen on fire. There are two highlights in the movie. One is the song “Hum Bhi Samajh Rahein Hai” in which Manoj is shown wooing Tabu. A rain sequence in the song gets the audience’s pulse racing. The second highlight of the move is the song “ Teri Aashiqui Meri Zindagi” beautifully rendered by Pankaj Udhas and Alka Yagnik. The song is choreographed brilliantly and depicts human nature to near perfection. In the song, Manoj tries to forcefully get intimate with Tabu while she resists his advances. So, he gets impatient and pulls off the pallu of her saree, exposing her short blouse and midriff. He then goes ahead and kisses her stomach. Further towards the end of the song, the audiences miss a heartbeat or two when Manoj forces Tabu to the ground and thrusts himself on her and engages in foreplay. This sequence is clipped midway keeping censor board approval in mind, but we can’t miss the portion, when Tabu is struggling to free herself from Manoj who on top of her has his legs crossed with hers. Finally, Tabu succumbs to the pressure exerted by him and gives in. She is then shown getting up and adjusting her pallu back again while Manoj forces her to sleep again. Truly divine.
I wish Tabu and Manoj did more films together. Their chemistry is awesome and beats other similar chemistries like Tabu-Nagarjuna, Tabu-Irfaan Khan, Raveena Tandon-Manoj Bajpai, Shilpa Shetty-Manoj Bajpai-Shamita Shetty etc.
Missed that blockbuster called Sholay
? Want to see the contemporary version
of that Desi
Western? Go buy yourself a ticket of Ghaath
an honest police officer (Om Puri) done in by a villain, Mamu, and his sidekick,
Inspector Godbole. At last, his protégé, Krishna, who has earlier doubted his
integrity for not protecting him from the villains, settles all the scores for
Though the conceptualization reminds you of Sholay
, the similarity ends
there. Ghaath is too violent even by the standards of a Manoj Bajpai film. The