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Dhanak

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17 Jun, 2016 1 hr 57 mins U
Swastik Ram Chavan, Krrish Chhabria, Vibha Chhibber, Hetal Gada, Rajiv Lakshman, Vipin Sharma, Fllora Saini, Suresh Menon, Vijay Maurya, Chet Dixon
Swastik Ram Chavan, Krrish Chhabria, Vibha Chhibber, Hetal Gada, Rajiv Lakshman, Vipin Sharma, Fllora Saini, Suresh Menon, Vijay Maurya, Chet Dixon
Nagesh Kukunoor
Synopsis
Even though Dhanak stays mysterious till its last scene, it gets too repetitive to hold your interest.
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Story: Pari has only one wish from life. She wants her brother Chotu to get back his eyesight before his ninth birthday. After her 'evil' aunt refuses to pay for the kid's operation, she embarks on a journey to Jaisalmer because she believes that her favourite superstar Shah Rukh Khan (who is shooting there for a film) is the only one who can help Chotu.

Review: We all need a li'l bit of sparkle and rainbow in our lives. Director Nagesh Kukunoor's Dhanak reminds us of the small joys of life and teaches us a lesson in dealing with our sorrows. Who better to learn this from, than kids? Nagesh's keen understanding of human emotions comes handy as he makes the young Pari his protagonist. Her world revolves around two things - her baby brother and her love for Shah Rukh Khan.

Every day after her aunt hurls bitter remarks at them, the duo leaves home for school, weaving a fictitious story around their favourite actors - hers is SRK, his is Salman Khan. Nagesh plays on the rivalry between SRK and Salman's fans with subtlety. Their cute banter about who is better of the two is endearing. There is this particularly funny scene in which the kids meet a truck driver who too likes Shah Rukh. As he and Pari strike up a conversation about the many shades of the charismatic actor, Chotu stays loyal by shutting his eyes, closing his ears and rambling - 'Mujhe maaf kar dena Salman bhai...'

Such scenes are abundant but this is one of those rare times when Nagesh's writing runs out of steam. The screenplay is a weak brew that relies solely on the humour of its sharp dialogues and the charm of the child actors. Hetal Gadda and Krrish Chhabria are crackling together and it is their camaraderie that shines when the film doesn't.

Even though Dhanak stays mysterious till its last scene, it gets too repetitive to hold your interest. Its soulful music, heartfelt style of narration and of course, delightful kids can't make this half-baked story soar.
In-depth Analysis
Our overall critics rating is not an average of the sub score below.
  • Direction
    3/5
  • Dialogues
    3.5/5
  • Story
    2.5/5
  • Music
    3.5/5
  • Visual appeal
    3/5
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.3/5 ( 138 users )
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Bablu Bachar
watchable with family.
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Prafulla Srivastav
Nagesh is back with another Sister-Brother chemistry like Iqbal. Hetal and Krrish have stolen the show since from beginning to the climax. Story is well written and full of humour. Nagesh has shown evil and angel elements of our society. Movie has full of positiveness and fighting spirit to win over all odd situation, Must watch movie if you want to watch some sweet and simple story with melodious Rajasthani Folk music.
A
Anand Singh
Awesome movie
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