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Contract July 21, 2008

Posted by Shujath in Hindi, Movies, Reviews.
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Contract is like an unimpressive debut film coming from a Ram Gopal Varma wannabe. Sadly, the fact is that Ramu himself made it but the good news is that he’s made far worse films before. Still, that doesn’t give you a reason to go check this one out even if you are a fan of him.

This is the most amateurish take till date about the story of a cop infiltrating the mob and trying to catch the big fish while fully being an accomplice in their activities….not to forget his internal conflicts when he does all this. Right from the beginning you know this one isn’t going anywhere. Even a realiable regular like Zakir Hussain is made to play the role of a terrorist whose portrayal would make the ones in Sunny Deol’s flicks seem far intellectual and realistic. There is asbolute apathy on the part of the writer and director in every frame. It’s like they said to each other “Let’s make this film so that no one ever touches this genre again”. Even the addition of quirky characters like that of Amrutha Subhash (who plays Upendra Limaye’s wife) doesn’t help for long. Debutant Adhvik Mahajan is a potential Mohit Ahlawat – now that’s good or bad you decide. The only person who makes some sort of an impression is Prasad Purandare.

But to give credit where it’s due Contract isn’t so bad a film that it’ll make you bang your head against a wall…..inducing sleep is all it does. In his blog Ramu said that he just wants to make “thousands of films” – and films like Contract will definitely help him achieve that quickly. Nevertheless, his next August release “Phoonk” looks interesting and I’ll definitely be watching out for that one.

This one’s just another of Ramu’s bad films which you can safely ignore and the fact that I watched it immediately a day after “The Dark Knight” made it more difficult for me to appreciate it even a little no matter how hard I tried.