Review: Karwaan



Genre: Comedy Drama
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 03-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

The movie depicts a journey carried out from Bangalore to Kochi by two friends, the reserved Avinash played by Dulquer Salmaan, and his friend Shaukat played by Irrfan Khan with a lighter take on life, who pick up the chirpy teenager Mithila on the way.

Overall Review:
Karwaan, directed by Akarsh Khurana stars Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan (DQ as known in Mollywood) and Mithila Palkar n lead roles. The film revolves around the lives of three odd people who take an unconventional road trip together. Karwaan also stars Kriti Kharbanda and Amala Akkineni in supporting roles. Plot of the road-trip: Avinash (Dulquer Salmaan) is a repressed young man who hates his IT job, loathes his boss and would rather become a photographer, but for his father (Akarsh Khurana). His father passes away in a road accident and his body reaches another family by mistake. Avinash’s friend Shaukat (Irrfan Khan) offers his van and company to travel from Bangalore and exchange the body in Kochi. Enroute, Tanya (Mithila Palkar), the grand-daughter of the now-deceased person with whom the other body was exchanged, joins them. It is a trip that neither of them wishes to be part of but end up enduring it.The film has a wonderful cast, lush visuals and an easy, unhurried, non-formulaic flow. Film sufferes heavily in Script department. Most of the time it feels off-beat from the overall theme of the film. Bejoy Nambiar’s story is fresh & different but unconvincing. However, cinematographer Avinash Arun’s camera work gives the slice-of-life feel with the dazzling hues of Kerala, First half of the film takes its sweet time to connect the dots. Its second half that elevates the jouney of three odd people. No words to describe the impeccable performance by Irrfan Khan. as he gives LIFE to this dull film with his dialogue delivery that is apt and makes this jouney watchable. Dulquer Salmaan (DQ), talen from Mollywood, doesn’t get ample scope to make an impression and is wasted with his hindi debut film. Mithila Palkar – the internet sensation – does pretty well. All the three characters seem under-cooked and unidimensional. Music by Anurag Saikia and Imaad Shah is strcitly OK. Slice of life comedy drama film, Karwaan had the potential to be a fun ride. Unfortunately, much of it remains unrealized. Road-Trip remains uncovincing.

PDF Verdict:
Karwaan is a warm ride enjoyed with few speed breakers and pot holes (Enjoyable in parts) on its way. See it for Irrfan.

Ratings: 2.5 on 5
Performance: 2.5 on 5
Script: 2 on 5
Screenplay: 2 on 5
Music / Background Score: 2 on 5

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