Technically, the film is sound with the action scenes being first-rate. However, Siddharth Anand loses his grip on War by being generous with 36 extra minutes. Pankaj Kapur did the same mistake with Mausam with a run-time of 168 minutes!
The only actor to catch the eye is Shreya Dhanwanthary who excels in the ‘Plain Jane’ look as well as the girl in a corporate set-up. Her transition, screen presence and character graph is the only good thing in the flick.
Corrupt policemen are being burnt systematically by one Veer (John Abraham) and DCP Shivaansh (Manoj Bajpayee) is at his wits end since he is being challenged by the killer. The film takes you back to the early 90s, where characters had no meaning and heroines were showpieces.
Since the plot is weak and you cannot hold the audience’s attention with mid-air pyrotechnics all the time, Director Remo D’Souza shuffles to his specialty (dance choreography) and throws in elaborate songs a la Himmesh Reshammiya’s music videos. When that too doesn’t work, he moves to Cambodia to sneak off a hard disk from a Bank’s locker.
Tourette’s Syndrome is the hero in Hickhi. Throughout the film, the neuropsychiatric disorder is highlighted with ‘screaming delight’ by director Siddharth P Malhotra. Everything else takes a backseat as the disorder takes centre stage.
If you are looking for a story there is none; it’s a mockery on everyday life. A girl who has received even half the education as Tapsee’s Koroli Nair, will never behave like she does. A complete disregard to sanity!
Sobhita Dhulipala is arresting with her screen presence and performance in Kaalakaandi. Ditto Isha Talwar. These two stand out with their delivery, adding a dash of depth to their characters.