Rang De Basanti fame Siddharth’s much awaited second Bollywood movie Striker released on 5th Feb 2010. Stiker stars Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi, Anupam Kher, Padmapriya.
Striker has got mixed reviews with not so good results. Here we bring you reviews for top most sites in our all new special section below:
There was a time when everyone was making movies about Mumbai’s underworld. Mustard fields had given way to the badlands, creepy gallis, and the word bhai no longer meant brother. There was such a surfeit of these movies – and so many versions of the underworld crime genre (terrorism, romance, comedy, thriller), that apart from a few, most were rejected. (read more)
This is, by that logic, a different film, as it were. Though a mellifluous Sufi song (Amit Trivedi) does conveniently express the bond between the hero, and his lovely next-door neighbour. The girl’s Muslim; the boy, Hindu. Soon as the father finds his daughter with the boy, the family quietly moves out of the neighbourhood. You can’t quite tell the purpose of this brief romance. Maybe it is to suggest times when segregation between Hindus and Muslims wasn’t complete. Such young love in the ghetto was still possible, or at any rate, imaginable. It isn’t anymore. (read more)
Imagine playing the right strikes without ever being able to hole the queen! That what Chandan Arora’s movie Striker is. It has many things going for it – a fresh coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of communal tension in the suburbs of the 1990s and 80s Mumbai, a talented starcast helmed by none other than Siddharth (he of Rang De Basanti fame), a few deftly directed sequences, excellent camerawork and soulful melodies. (read more)
Some stories seem very interesting on paper. You get hooked, perhaps captivated. But there are times when these stories lose sheen when translated on celluloid. As a storyteller, you need to have the convincing power to keep the viewer hooked. Also, you ought to know when and how to conclude the story. Like they say, never stretch a story beyond a point. (read more)
This Friday saw the release of the flick Striker directed by Chandan Arora.With Striker returning to the Hindi film scene after his stint in the popular flick Rang De Basanti is actor Siddharth.
Protagonist Surya grows up in the not so rich area of Malvani Mumbai. He hopes f going to Dubai and working there to make a better living. His dreams are shattered and instead he land up playing carom at a local goon Jaleel’s (Aditya Panscholi) den.
While Surya goes through all these trials he has a buddy Zaid (Ankur Vikal) by his side. The movie proceeds through the usual humdrum of underworld and there is nothing gripping about the flick as the reels roll by.
The film lacks spontaneity and you feel the climax has arrived all of sudden after the movie has stretched too far. Watch at your own risk.