I actually felt bad for the officials of the Mumbai Police who had to suffer this torture before I did. I think more than the objectionable scenes it was due to the headache that this film gave them that they decided to ban it.
The promos of a haggard looking movie called Deshdrohi were troubling all of us since last few months. Right from the first look of those promos, Deshdrohi from every angle looked like terrible C-grade stuff in which nobody seemed interested. But at the same time, the Marathi Vs Non-Marathi issue in Mumbai gained momentum and it acted as the right gasoline for this film starring an actor called KRK (NO he is NOT related to SRK, the King Khan). The promos of Deshdrohi were intelligently aimed at the same issue and somehow this disaster called Deshdrohi became important. Censor Board passed it with few cuts but it was first previewed by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and finally by some officials of Mumbai Police. Mumbai Police submitted a report to Maharashtra Government on the basis of which Deshdrohi’s release was halted for 2 months in Maharashtra. This whole scenario added to the curiosity as to what Deshdrohi is all about.
So now when I’ve actually watched this film, my first emotions were that of empathy. I actually felt bad for the officials of the Mumbai Police who had to suffer this torture before I did. I think more than the objectionable scenes it was due to the headache that this film gave them that they š decided to ban it.
This film doesn’t deserve a review.
We will not discuss the story. It’s a horrible story told in a horrendous manner enacted by some of the actors who should be banned from acting not just for TWO months but for the rest of their lives.
The hero of Deshdrohi is KRK that stands for a small time actor called Kamal Rashid Khan. Since KRK is also the producer, so he decided to cast HIMSELF as the lead actor. I think by now all of have seen the promos of Deshdrohi so we know whom we are discussing. I can say that infront of KRK, apna Himesh Bhai looks like Al Pacino.
The promos were suggesting that the film is based on the issue of Marathi Vs Non-Marathi but let me tell you that they were absolutely misleading. The film has nothing to do with the issue. It’s a noxious cocktail of some of the worst scenes of some of the most awful movies of the eighties.
Just one advice…even if you have nothin to do this weekend, please do not go near the theatre playing this movie. Just Stay Away.
And I repeat- This film doesn’t deserve a review.