[h4]With the plethora of regular Punjabi family dramas and wedding comedies flooding the Punjabi film industry for over two years now, here’s a filmmaker who’s finally dared to attempt something out-of-the-box with “15 Lakh Kadon Aauga” and steered Punjabi cinema in a completely new direction.[/h4]
Frriday Russh Motion Pictures’ latest presentation (after the highly successful Mr and Mrs 420 series and Uda Aida), 15 Lakh Kadon Aauga starring Ravinder Grewal and Pooja Verma in the lead shall definitely remind you of the ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ and Hrishikesh Mukherjee kind of cinema when complicated social issues were told in a simple yet entertaining manner.
Without revealing the plot much, Manpreet Brar’s 15 Lakh Kadon Aauga is based on the life of a good-for-nothing common man, witty but extremely lazy to work-hard and put his highly convincing oratory skills to a good use. Played by Ravinder Grewal, the man after trying many options lands into a highly prolific profession of a ‘God Man’, preaching in the day and drinking his nights away merrily. His luck further intensifies when a political party’s election ‘joomla’ indirectly helps him gain a lot. How the gullible common people get befooled, how the system plays out its own game, is what the story is based on causing enough chaos and drama to entertain you.
Tangentially touching the realm of Indian national politics, 15 Lakh Kadon Aauga successfully saves itself from landing into any controversy. Thanks to the smartly written dialogues, the screenplay and decent direction that keep the film strictly for entertaining purposes.
Talking about the performances, 15 Lakh Kadon Aauga would certainly give a second-wind to Ravinder Grewal’s career. The man looks absolutely fantastic in his comical role of Indian ‘Baba’. The way the character’s written, it gives ample opportunity to him to perform, and Grewal does his best. Pooja Verma, complements being his wife, a simple yet nagging homemaker who manages to make you laugh at certain points too with the way she utters the witty one-liners. Rana Ranbir, in a short but powerful role, lifts the film to new heights.
Rest of the actors fit in their respective roles well too. However, the one who scores the best is Ravinder Grewal for sure.
Iampunjaabi.com Rating: 3.5/5