sanak movie vidyut jamwal : Sanak is a Bollywoodised Die Hard. Instead of the Nakatomi Plaza, we have the Green Hills Hospital.
In the iconic action film, Bruce Willis’ character John McClane is an NYPD cop, who has to save his wife from German . Here Vidyut Jammwal is Vivaan Ahuja, an MMA trainer, who has to save his wife from multinational mercenaries, who storm the hospital.
In Die Hard, the baddie is played by the brilliant Alan Rickman, who combines menace with steely sophistication. Here we get Chandan Roy Sanyal as Saju.Sanak is a Bollywoodised Die Hard. The load rests on the impressive shoulders of Vidyut Jammwal. sanak movie vidyut jamwal Director Kanishk Varma and writer Ashish P. Verma deviate slightly from the Jammwal action-movie template.
Chandan does a solid impression of a trigger- happy psycho and also gets the film’s best line. In one scene, Saju tells the hostages:’Aaj main goliyon ka istemal nahi karna chahta, kyunki humara budget jo hai, kum hai’.
And instead of the cheery cop Sergeant Al Powell, who assists John from outside the building, we get Neha Dhupia as ACP Jayati Bhargav. In her introduction scene, she grabs a man’s balls and says, ‘Teen second mein tere kaju tootne wale hain’.
After the trailer, didn’t have much hope apart from the action, which was well done and was done with great innovation. I was just thinking why was there the wife and other characters as they took screen time and had no sense.
It could have been a situation where Vidyut was visiting a loved one in the hospital and was caught in the situation. He sold his house, he himself had a medical situation with himself but it wasn’t there later adding anything to the story .
The first scene of Neha Dhupia was amazing and made me felt that it will be more, like a Neha and Vidyut story where they do the rescue together- One inside and one outside, but wasn’t there. It was out an out Vidyut movie doing what he does best but the surroundings didn’t work.
Which massively raised my expectations. But sadly, she gets sidelined through the film. The load rests on the impressive shoulders of Vidyut. Director Kanishk Varma and writer Ashish P. Vermadeviate slightly from the Jammwal action-movie template.
Early in the film, we see his character cry. sanak movie vidyut jamwal They also give him a medical vulnerability, which is never explained or used effectively.
I think the chinks in the armor are supposed to add suspense to the action sequences. But we all know that Vidyut has never met a villain that he cannot overpower. The hospital setting allows action director Andy Long Nguyen to innovate.
One sequence takes place in an MRI room, another in the space for physiotherapy and Vivaan gets to show his nifty moves with bands and other props. At another time, he uses a walker as a weapon.
His wife, Anshika, who’s a hostage, leaves a voice message for him saying, ‘Hero banne ki koshish bilkul mat karna’. Of course, Vivaan doesn’t listen. At one point, he even risks his life to save babies who are lying in these incubator’s. The point of that entire sequence is the last shot, in which he walks out in slow motion, with an infant in one hand.
Varma and Verma are singularly unable to raise the dramatic stakes. The bad guys, who have names like Max, Yuri and Chad, are sketch figures, who exist only to become fodder for Vidyut’s fists. Anshika played by Rukmini Maitra is relentlessly vapid.
And most annoying are the two little boys, who seem to have stepped out of a 90s film. One, a patient, says to Vivaan, ‘aapki body badi solid lag rahi hai uncle’.
When Vivaan asks if he is ready, he grins and says, “I was born ready uncle.” The josh, even in the middle of a horrifying attack, is high. I get it. The Vidyut Jammwal film is purely a vehicle for action. We are there to see him break bodies in new and creative ways.
But can’t the narrative gluing the action sequences together, have a little more depth and sparkle? Case in point – Die Hard. The makers didn’t need to look further than their inspiration.
You can watch Sanak on DisneyPlus Hotstar.