'Aurangzeb' review: It is trying for too much

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Sasha Agha, Amrita Singh, Jackie Shroff, Tanve Azmi, Sikander Kher, Deepti Naval, Anupam Kher

Director: Atul Sabharwal

Somewhere in the too-sophisticated strands of Aurangzeb is a film struggling to cohere. This is what we have a tendency to have: too several subplots with threads hanging, criss-crossing a main plot that is over baked and undercooked. A nephew (Prithivraj) said by his chacha (Rishi) as he has serious problems with his loser father (Kher). Identical twins separated as babies, currently grown into terribly different individuals (Arjun). Long suffering mother (Azmi) buffeted between the 2. Filthy made businessman (Shroff) with corrupt practices. Greedy female associate (Amrita Singh) with sharp claws. Sensible cops, unhealthy cops. All roiling in Bollywood's new Wild West—the National Capital Region of Gurgaon.

The trouble with Aurangzeb is not that it's not ambitious. It is, and that is good. As a result of once a very long time there's a movie which invites you to figure on unraveling the threads. However right from its too-crowded epilogue, where information concerning the characters comes flying out at you, to its curiously impact-less lead player who sparks to life infrequently, to its long-drawn scenes where generally you feel the lines are being said only for impact and not because they have organically grown out of the conversation, Aurangzeb is attempting for too much. This makes the film dense and uneven: some elements have power, the others are inert.

These locations in Gurgaon haven't been heavily exposed nonetheless, but this combine of the builder mafia and collusive cops and poor farmers have a acquainted ring to it. The view of the ultra-trendy Metro cutting across a rapidly growing township that has both the texture of mall-and-multiplex American suburbia and empty stretches of agricultural land offers Aurangzeb its distinctive look. You would like a lot of juice had come out of the sharp distinction, though.