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Milan Talkies

Milan Talkies

Directed by : Tigmanshu Dhulia

Release Date : | Length : 141 Minutes

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Milan Talkies is a drama movie directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and stars Shahid Kapoor in the lead role

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Shahid Kapoor


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Watchable, well-acted, but had much more expectation from this Tigmanshu Dhulia Film......

Rated 2.5 / 5
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When you have a stupendous director and prolific writer like Tigmanshu Dhulia who has previously directed gems like Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, Haasil, & Shagird, you are bound to have expectations from Milan Talkies. Further, the movie also stars Ali Fazal who had given a power packed performance in the Netflix sensation-Mirzapur. So, obviously, there was a kind of anticipation among the audience regarding the content of the movie as small town concept based films have become a rage these days.
But, call it lack of promotion or lack of awareness among the audience regarding the release of the movie, the film unfortunately tanked at the box office due to the same old remixed concept & content and also due to repeated storytelling. Although, Ali Fazal gives a measured performance by hitting all the right notes & works hard to make the movie a one-time watch. But, the problem with the movie is that it serves the same old drink with a new packaging to the audience. Neither do the makers have tried to experiment nor take any risk with the storyline in any amount whatsoever as maybe they were relying on the popularity of Ali Fazal with the youth.
Basically, the plot of the movie is as simple as a young struggling film director Annu (played by Ali Fazal) wants to make it in the Hindi film industry without any contacts and his father is a failed actor named Dinkar Shrma (played by Tigmanshu Dhulia). Now, he falls in love with Maithli (played by Shraddha Srinath) who is known for his work in the South Indian cinema. But, the problems occur when the story shifts from a well-paced realistic filmy drama to a predictable romantic tale.
Now, the supporting actors including Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, and Vinay Sharma, perform well but the most visible loophole is that the script doesn’t have anything new to offer and again the rawness of the small towns of U.P. districts are being exploited, which we have already seen in movies like Bareilly ki Barfi, Newton, & Gangs of Wasseypur.
Still, the movie has its moments and id watchable as it keeps you engaged throughout with Ali Fazal working hard in this unconvincing parody of Bollywood. But, overall, it is a disappointment as it does not offer any novelty in any cinematic department. Had much more expectations from Mr. Tigmanshu!!

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