Malang: Unleash The Madness, Review

Malang: Unleash The Madness, Review

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Malang is a 2020 Indian romantic action thriller film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Jay Shewakramani. It stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu, with a guest appearance by Shaad Randhawa.

The story begins when Advait Thakur(Aditya Roy Kapoor) a young man who has been released from jail after five years. Inspector Agashe is a rugged drug-addicted cop who gets rid of known criminals by killing them and making it look like an encounter. Upon release, Advait immediately calls Agashe and informs him of an upcoming murder.

Rodrigues(Kunal Khemu) is a cop who plays by the rules though his personal life is breaking down, as his wife is having an affair with another man. He learns that his friend and coworker, Victor, has been brutally murdered. At the crime scene, Michael meets Agashe and the two are instantly at odds with each other: Agashe wants to kill the murderer, while Michael wants them in prison. It is implied that Advait committed the murder, and slowly, his connections to both Agashe and Michael are revealed.

Five years ago, Advait, then a cheerful, happy-go-lucky guy, meets Sara Nambiar at a rave party in Goa. The two fall in love and decide to travel and party together as vagrants. One day, Sara finds out that she is pregnant with Advait’s child. The two decide they will abort. At another rave party, Sara watches a young girl named Vani talking on the phone to her father, who is Agashe. Agashe then gatecrashes the same party to capture drug dealers there. Crossfire ensues and Vani gets shot by Agashe’s bullet, dying in her father’s arms. Sara witnesses this, seeing Agashe break down at the loss of his child. This affects her and she decides not to abort. Vani’s death leads to Agashe’s alcohol and drug addiction, and his change in personality. Sara tells Advait of her decision not to abort the baby and that she no longer wants a nomad life. Advait, having a fear of commitment, leaves Sara.

Malang received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Harshada Rege of The Times of India gave the film 3.5 out of 5 stars stating, “In this film, none of the characters are uni-dimensional, which makes them interesting. ‘Malang’ begins well with a power-packed action scene, and dives straight into the drama.

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