Top cop Sunny Deol is injured in a shoot-out and confined to a wheel chair. Dejected with his future prospects, he asks his wife, Isha Koppikar to end his life. She readily agrees so that she can carry on her adulterous affair with her husband's step brother. Does Sunny know about the sordid secret? More importantly, is his team mate, cop Irrfan Khan, friend or foe?
You may not have heard about this film, but don't let a case of bad marketing deter you from watching it. Because hey, here's your chance to savour an intelligent thriller from the desi cinema mills, after a long-long time. Actually, Right Yaa Wrong is neither a mystery nor a thriller. It keeps the viewer in the loop from the word go as it unfolds a murder-gone-wrong drama. Nevertheless, it keeps you at the edge of the seat for most of its engrossing length and breadth. And that's because of quite a few reasons.
First and foremost, the film boasts of an intelligent script which tackles the run-of-the-mill murder and courtroom drama with a teasing twist in the tale. The story runs on two tracks. At one level, there is the domestic drama where cuckolded husband, Sunny Deol, must contend with his physical debility on one hand and his wife's infidelities on the other. And at the other level, there is his friendship with his colleague and buddy cop, Irrfan Khan, which is jeopardised by suspicion, mistrust and questions of moral ambiguity (right or wrong). Irrfan, obviously, is punctiliously wedded to the right and is determined to get after all lawbreakers, even if that entails gunning for his best friend. Add to this, a budding, albeit unsaid, romance between the beleaguered cop, Sunny and Konkona Sen Sharma, Irrfan's lawyer sister, and you have a network of tantalising bonds that keep the tempo running.
But more than the story, it's the performances that add meat to this small little film which comes unnoticed. While Sunny, Isha and Konkona are marvelously restrained, it's Irrfan Khan who walks away with the film -- and your applause -- with his sledgehammer act of the nosey cop who knows something's not right, but can't actually put his finger on the hows of this whodunit. Of course, he knows who did it? But how does he show it to the world, specially when his own sister, Konkona, is determined to prove him wrong....
Wrong marketing for a right film, Right Yaaa Wrong is the surprise package this week. Go, get your thrills.