Nikhat Kazmi, TNN, Jun 16, 2011, 07.04pm IST

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Prashant Narayan, Piyush Mishra, Pawan Malhotra, Deepti Naval, Shilpa Shukla
Direction: Ankush Bhatt
Genre: Action
Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes

Meandering gangster war

Story: Two gangs of pickpockets fight it out for supremacy in the crowded by lanes of Mumbai's Bhindi Bazaar. The street war tests loyalties, friendships and love in a battleground that follows no rules and kowtows no principles.

Movie Review: The film tries to capture a slice of life of sleazy Mumbai as it paints the picture of two rival gangs, headed by Pawan Malhotra and Piyush Mishra. The gangsters build up their empire with a bunch of street urchins trained to pick pockets. And with the passage of time, the kids grow up as one extended family, albeit with their hidden rivalries and jealousies.

With ambitions soaring high, and the heights of Malabar Hills luring the upstarts, it doesn't take long before personal relationships are put on stake and the hunger for power becomes the only motive to pursue, specially for the maverick Prashant Narayan who seems to follow no moral code, no law.

The film takes too long to get on course and is cluttered with loose, untidy bits that need to be edited out. What works in favour is the authenticity of the setting and the changing tide of events.

Rating : 2.5 / 5