Of late, Punjabi cinema’s focus has been on period dramas and family comedies and the action-thriller genre had been relatively untouched! But Bally Singh Kakar latest offing, IK SANDHU HUNDA SI, has not just touched this genre but has also managed to deliver full-on entertainment with the same.
While the film’s story traces the incredible fight to combat corruption in educational institutes, the director Rakesh Mehta has made sure that Ik Sandhu Hunda Si serves a complete cinematic experience to the audience, without compromising on the entertainment quotient a bit.
So does IK Sandhu Hunda Si (ISHS) manage to thrill the audiences? Let’s analyse further.
Jass Grewal’s story is excellent and also makes a nice comment on the present-day scenario in North India’s student politics, the relationships brewing within and the friendships. But the way the director has added the required thrill and entertainment to keep the audience hooked till the very end is applause-worthy.
A tight screenplay combined with acidic dialogues work very well too. Also there are sub plots in the film – all of which is brought together nicely by the makers.
As for the performances, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Ik Sandhu Hunda Si belongs to Gippy Grewal. Gippy, yet again delivers a terrific performance as the lead character – Sandhu. It’s great to see how he understands his part so well.
He is tough but also has a highly emotional and sensitive side. Gippy also gets the action scenes right. Whether it’s the pain, the innocence of love or the fierce determination, the fans of Gippy Grewal shall see a new side of the actor through ISHS.
Even the characters of Babbal Rai and Roshan Prince look very organic and nothing seems forced. Pawan Malhotra and Kala rock the show and how! Vikramjeet Virk (Kala ) impresses from the first scene itself. Throughout the film, he gets the menacing bit perfectly.
Neha Sharma is endearing and decent considering it’s her first Punjabi film while the rest of the cast fits their roles perfectly.
One of the strong points of Ik Sandhu Hunda Si is its exhilarating background score and theme-based songs.
On the whole, Ik Sandhu Hunda Si is a gripping thriller that boasts of an exciting script and bravura performances by Gippy Grewal and the rest of the cast.
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si will not just make you reminisce your college days but will also talk about the impact of youth in making this world a better place to live in.