Bangistan has been directed by ex movie reviewer, Karan Anshuman and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. Now with Karan being on the other side of coin, he directing and others getting to review his film, let's see how great a job he has done in directing this comedy flick.
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat, Chandan Roy and Jacqueline Fernandez
Director: Karan Anshuman
The plot of the movie is set in a fictional place called Bangistan, while the north is occupied by Muslims, south Bangistan is inhabited by Hindus. Hafeez Bin Ali (Riteish Deshmukh) is a BPO employee who often gets mistreated for being a Muslim. Meanwhile Praveen Chaturvedi (Pulkit Samrat), follows some guruji who is the leader of religious Maa ki Dal group.
The Muslim and Hindu leader convince these two to take revenge from the other religion by planting a bomb in the International Peace Conference which is taking place in Poland.
Hafeez pretends to be a Hindu while Praveen pretends to be a Muslim. They end up staying in the same hotel and end up being friends. What follows, the confusion, them happening to meet hot waitress played by Jacqueline Fernandez forms the crux of the story.
Riteish Deshmukh has done a decent job, a talented actor whose abilities have not been utilised in this film. Pulkit Samrat is purely overacting and trying to imitate his idol, Salman Khan which gets a little irritating. He is too loud with his dialogues whereas Riteish delivers an okay performance. Jacqueline comes in one song and two scenes, so can't really judge her performance.
Karan Anshuman who has criticised many films in his career ends up a big flop in the direction department. He has a great concept on paper with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani backing him up but he fails to deliver it on the big screen and whole lot of confusion in the story just messes up the beautiful concept he tried to show us through this film.
The story was not that convincing and but concept was good.
Bangistan is not a great film and surely can be missed during this weekend but if you are a Riteish Deshmukh fan, then you can manage to sit for 2 hours in the theater and bare this bad film.