Married 2 America could've made for a better thriller had it been for tighter plot, better characterization and decent acting.
| Mansha Rastogi
One look at the promo of Married 2 America and you know its kahani is quite similar to the mega venture Kahaani that's soon to release. The basic premise of a woman in search of her husband remains the same in the both the stories. Let's find out what this one has to offer!
M2A revolves around an NRI couple Ravi Malhotra (Chetan Pandit) and his wife Anjanli (Archana Joglekar). The two hit rock bottom in their relationship. One day Ravi, suddenly, decides to go to India to handle a project, making Anjali wonder if it means the end of their relation. After excessive mulling, brooding and sobbing over a failed marriage for three weeks, Anjali eventually realizes that there's no news on her husband. She decides to go to India only to find out that her husband's gone missing after a controversy on a broken dam he got embroiled into. Whether she manages to find him or not follows through the rest of the plot.
The story of a wife trying to find her husband who goes missing after being caught in scam sounds interesting on paper. Despite starting on a pacy note, the film goes haywire pretty soon in the course. Most of the situations are placed in the storylines purely to get from one scene to the other.
The first half still moves on at a decent pace holding some attention of the audience but the second half stretches beyond tolerance making you squirm in your seats. The confusion caused between Ravi and Anjali in the second half is completely needless and the sudden change in Pratap Singh (Jackie Shroff) and Vishnu Mallah (Ashok Samarth) is unexplainable.
The dialogues are unnecessarily written in English with many a characters mouthing them with great difficulties. Even the lead protagonists don't come across too convenient with the usage of the language and appear hesitant.
Archana Joglekar tries too hard but fails in carrying the entire film on her sagging self. Chetan Pandit is average at best. Jackie Shroff provides a much needed respite of good acting.
Over all, Married 2 America could've made for a better thriller had it been for tighter plot, better characterization and decent acting.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good