Power Passion Play
Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
This is surprise package of the year. A crackling screenplay with year’s most memorable and quotable dialog Tighmanshu Dhulia’s (Haasil) Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster is one of the best thing to hit the theatre. If you haven’t seen this you have missed a really good one. An erotic tale where a royal begum (Mahie Gill) seduces an uncouth driver (Randeep Hooda) with the concealed motives of her own. Setting is quite intriguing. Saheb is king of a kind of princely state of unnamed arena in middle or north India. We see him making some dough by contract killing. He is broke (“Sahed ke paas rutabaa to bahot hai lekin rupaye nahi”). All the wealth has been inherited by his step-mother (a nachanewali case as Saheb and her Highness herself point it out) leaving nawab squirming for wads blowing on his nawaabi shauk ans shaan. He has a voluptuous mistress alright, Mahua (“Ye raaje maharaje apani rakhelon ko apani kundaliyon me likhawake late hai”). He spends his days and nights in her bed, boozed. It’s his house of pleasures. Queen is neglected. She has mental and carnal history of her own. A wicked tale emerges from this murky setting with begum not backing down and having her share of sex and schemes with the gangster or gulaam. Watch it for its memorable dialogue, twists and turns filled story unfolding like a first rate thriller.
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