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Aazam Review: Taut and incisive!

The film directed by Shravan Tiwari features Jimmy Sheirgill, Abhimanyu Singh and Indraneil Sengupta.





Director: Shravan Tiwari

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Abhimanyu Singh, Raza Murad, Indraneil Singh, Govind Namdeo,Anang Desai, Sayaji Rao Shinde, Mushtaq Khan and Aly Khan

Platform of Release: Theatres


By Sameer Salunkhe

The best thing that I can say frankly about this film is that it is not only dark and gritty but also smart and slick and almost throughout the film, you do not get bored or for that matter confused to the core. The film, set in the underbelly of the Mumbai underworld, the consists of a story that revolves around the succession battle of old and ailing mafia don Nawab Khan, (Raza Murad) who is suffering from blood cancer and has only 10-15 days to live.

Under the protection of the Home Minister Madan Shirke, Nawab Khan controls the syndicate of 5 partners including Shakir Shaikh, Feroz Namazi, Tatya Shetty and Pratap Shetty ,in governing the city. Kader Pathaan, Nawab’s son, is his legitimate heir in business, but on the advice of his colleague Javed, Kader plans to eliminate all his father’s associates. Kadar’s plan fails as other syndicate members have their own agenda for the gang war. DCP Ajay Joshi (Indraneil Sengupta), who is trying to stop this gang war havoc, also gets caught in the conspiracy hatched by Javed.

While writer cum director Shravan Tiwari has succeeded in delivering and creating his own underworld revenge and successor drama with full justice, the gory bloodshed of murders one after the other has been portrayed exquisitely well. As far as performances go, I should say that Jimmy Shergill has definitely evolved in his craft over time.

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Jimmy Shergill as Javed Ansari plays the complex role of a complicated man, who has a past, secrets to hide and several hidden motives, which are revealed in due course, but the kind of menace he brings to the table with his calm demeanour is indeed mind-blowing.

He has expressed his inner jealous expressions vivaciously while showing the cool demeanour on his face. He deserves a pat on his back for getting into the character of the lead in Aazam. On the other hand, Abhimanyu Singh, Raza Murad, Govind Namdev, Anang Desai and Sayaji Shinde have performed as usual within the constraints of their characters especially since we have seen them doing multiple such roles many a time in the past.

To sum up, do not miss watching the film as the director has kept the screenplay taut with periodic revelations to keep the audience glued to the screen. The crisp screenplay plus superlative performances from seasoned actors make the film grippingly taut and sensitivly interesting.