Appearances can be deceptive. Somehow, I've not been able to connect to the promos of Right Yaaa Wrong. And now, after I've watched the film, I genuinely feel that the promos don't do justice to this taut thriller. Also, I had strong reservations for this one. Sunny Deol, an A-lister at a point of time, had slipped into oblivion thanks to the wrong films that he chose to act in. Two factors that really go against Right Yaaa Wrong.
But never judge a book by its cover [in this case, its promos]. For, Right Yaaa Wrong is a gripping thriller with a taut courtroom drama that catches you unaware and surprises you, especially towards its post-interval portions.
Come to think of it, a plot like Right Yaaa Wrong is not easy to pen and narrate. The conflict between two thick friends and how they find themselves on the opposite sides of the law ought to be handled with gloves. Most importantly, when the tension reaches its peak, the culmination has to be razor-sharp and concurrently, justify both the sides' point of view. Fortunately, Right Yaaa Wrong hits the right note. So what's the verdict? Is watching this fare right or wrong? It's right, I'd say!
Ajay [Sunny Deol] is a brave cop. An unexpected incident takes place and he wants his wife [Eesha Koppikhar] to kill him. Will a wife agree to kill her own husband? Why does Ajay want to kill himself? Ajay and Vinay [Irrfan Khan] were the best of friends, but an intense rivalry leads to a battle for supremacy. A dramatic confrontation ensues, where Vidya [Konkona Sen Sharma], Vinay's sister, chooses to support Ajay in this chase of mind games and Vinay has to fight it out.
Let's face it, you don't take to Right Yaaa Wrong at the outset. The initial portions give an impression of been-there-seen-that to the viewer. But, gradually, Right Yaaa Wrong starts getting into the groove, when Sunny hatches a conspiracy of his death and asks his wife and brother to execute his plans. The interval point is indeed a shocker!
The film takes off in its second half, when Sunny sticks to his alibi, while Irrfan doesn't buy Sunny's statement and re-opens the case. The twists and turns in this hour, interspersed with courtroom sequences, which leads to an emotional finale, are simply spellbinding.
Director Neerraj Pathak shows immense potential. He had proved his credentials as a writer earlier [Ghaath, Pardes, Apne], but with Right Yaaa Wrong, he proves he's an efficient storyteller as well. Monty's music is strictly functional and the few songs in the narrative don't contribute much.
Sunny seems to get it right this time. He underplays his part beautifully. But it is Irrfan who lights fire in water and emerges the scene-stealer. He's excellent all through the second hour. Konkona stages an entry in the post-interval portions and makes a stunning impact in the courtroom sequences. Eesha Koppikhar is first-rate. Arav Chowdharry [Sunny's brother] enacts his part with conviction.
On the whole, Right Yaaa Wrong is a powerful thriller, with a knockout second half. However, the film faces strong opposition from two quarters - IPL cricket matches and the ongoing examination period. But a strong word of mouth should change the tide in its favour. Go, watch it... this one's a pleasant surprise!
Directed by - Neeraj Pathak
Starring - Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Eesha Koppikhar, Aryan Vaid, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anjan Srivastava, Kirron Kher ...