Master of crime sagas, Sanjay Gupta, comes up with his latest offering 'Zinda', which yet again explores the world of crime by integrating thrills, revenge, drama, intrigue and suspense. Unlike his last two movies Kaante and Musafir, Zinda has been low key during its pre-production and shooting but is now catching up on heat when it is gearing up for release.
'Zinda' is a film that appears to be darkest movie ever by Sanjay Gupta. A hard hitting flick shot in Bangkok, it tells you a story never told before on Indian screen. And to make Sanjay Gupta's imagination come alive, who else but Sanjay Dutt is roped in to play the lead role. One of the most challenging roles ever by the deadly Dutt, it is sure to haunt you long after the screening is over.
What does a man desire most in his life? A small and happy family comprising of a beautiful wife, a secure future, a roof on the head, and a comfortable place to live in! Balajeet Roy (Sanjay Dutt) too believed in the same and thought that he had it all. Content with his lovely wife Nisha (Celina Jaitley), he was beginning to feel comfortable in the city of his dreams - Bangkok!
Bangkok - a city that promised to give him everything that he ever wanted!
Bangkok - a city that took away everything from him that he ever had!
So what if Bangkok had a different culture, way of living and off course different food! In the company of Nisha, things always seemed promising.
Life took a turn for better when Nisha realized that she was going to give him a baby soon.
But would he be able to see the arrival of the newborn? Because his life was going to be snatched away from him soon! Bizarre incident happens in their lives when Bala finds himself locked at a place about which he is not aware of. Neither is this place a prison nor has he been kidnapped. He has been just kept in the confines of a small, dark and a dirty room where his only link to civilization is an old television set!
What is his crime? Which is this place? Who are his captives? When would he come out?
No one knows this, not even Bala. Because in spite of all his cries to the outside world, no one is willing to respond! He is there - ALL ALONE. And his one and only option in life is - WAIT!
A wait that lasts for an entire 14 years! When a moment of separation from your loved ones can make you insane then one can't even imagine the plight of Bala who is not even aware about his misdeed and is still locked away in isolation.
So does Bala give up? NO! Does his life change? YES! Because now he is no more a human being. He is an animal. An animal who has continued to wait for all these years only to know about two things that matter most in his life. What is his crime and who are his captives? He builds up his fighting skills while being held captive as he is still hopeful that he would be released one day and then he could take revenge! So does he get a chance to take revenge? YES!
After a long wait for 14 years, just as quickly as he found himself bundled in a room, the same way he finds himself facing the world. A world that has changed drastically since the time he last set his foot out. But would this world allow him to live his life normally? Would he be ever able to reach his captives? Would he be ever able to know the root cause of all the mishaps in his life? Is this is a good enough time for him to explore all the secrets that changed his life forever? Because time is something that he lacks in a big way. He has just four days and in these four days he realizes that his freedom too was a part of the plan. The plan of the same people who got him in and have let him out now!
Is this an even worse phase of his life? In this complex plot, what role does Rohit Chopra (John Abraham) play? Who is Jenny (Lara Dutta) and does Joy Fernandes (Mahesh Manjrekar) have any influence in Bala's life?
Is Bala back to being 'Zinda' [alive] or was the semi-dead state in captivity far better?