Genre - Romantic Drama
Star cast - Meezaan Jaffrey, Sharmin Segal, Sameer Dharmadhikari and Ankush Bisht
Director - Mangesh Hadawale
Producer - Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and Mahaveer Jain
Production Company - Bhansali Productions and T-Series
Cinematography - Ragul Dharuma
Rating - 2.5
The film is based on a story of two people - Shiva played by Meezaan and Astha played by Sharmin. They are poles apart in nature and background but they experience the innocence of love. Shiva is a rogue fellow from a Mumbai chawl, while Astha is just the opposite. She is treated like an alien but she soon adjusts herself to win the sympathy of the people, including the love of Shiva.
"Malaal" is not Sanjay Leela Bhansali's type film, which is otherwise known to be a cute love affair. The huge sets and colorful things are missed over the silver screen.
The content and story of the film does not support these elements and the story comes out to be an unusual love story of two souls of different nature and background, but the regret element seems to have been added for the first time that can be interesting about this film. The film has too many new people on board. They have just started their careers and have to go a long way ahead. So, Malaal is nothing less than a learning journey for them.
It has some mediocre performances both from Meezaan Jaffrey and Sharmin Segal. Needless to say that they have faced the camera for the first time and they have to learn a lot and one can expect something good in their coming films.
Direction and Cinematography
The films direction, music, screenplay, dialogues, photography and other elements, everything seemed okay and did not help the film to gain higher entertainment value.
The film has not much to offer so if you want to catch this film this weekend, better go at your own risk as you have nothing much to gain with Malaal except the regret.
Malaal is all set to hit the theaters on July 5, 2019.