BY ARYEMAN RAJ
DEE SATURDAY NIGHT – REALITY BYTES HANDLED WITH ELAN – A MUST WATCH
Bollywood film DEE SATURDAY NIGHT may not have had its share of media mileage but it surely stands out as a gripping, slick film which exposes and unfurls the current sex-starved milieu of the happenings in Mumbai.
Director Prakkash Jai skilfully grips the audience in the first half of the film. A series of incidents right from the rave party culture to the protagonist ACP Vikas Dhoble (ably played by Arif Zakaria) conducting raids in his bid to clean up the city mess are shown in quick succession.
One expects talented actor Prashant Narayan to outshine his co-stars but his character develops only post the interval. Lead pair Gaurav Dixit and Neha Khanduri provide the romantic angle to the film but somehow the film loses it grip once the focus shifts to the lead. Gaurav Dixit’s dialogue delivery is weak, Neha Khanduri gains confidence once her role develops. Co-actors like Aman Verma, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Nasir Abdullah and a host of others lend credibility in their own way.
Director Prakkash Jai goes the Madhur Bhandarkar way in his bid to expose the harsh realities of Mumbai. He attempts to target the youth audience and ensures that every masala is added to the film, be it a rape scene on the beach, Bollywood male actors turning gigolos, a girlfriend committing suicide on being ditched or having inferences to the recent Jia Khan suicide bid. A special mention to the slick editing Sanjay Sankhla and the writer Meeraq Mirza for skilfully woven so many issues into the film.
The music by Ankit Tiwari is pulsating and foot-tapping.
Overall a good film to watch unlike the other low budget films which have poor production values.