Sadda Adda has the heart in its place but gets mired by poor execution.
| Mansha Rastogi
Amidst the lacklustre films gracing the theatre this week, comes yet another film of dismal publicity and awareness Sadda Adda. With a complete new cast and a relatively new crew, let's see whether this film achieves its purpose or not.
The film starts with a note "The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is You". Six boys from different states come together to share a 2BHK apartment in a middle-class colony, which they lovingly call "Sadda Adda". All come from diverse backgrounds with dreams to make it big. While one wants to make it in acting, the others in engineering, and sales and design. There's another who is struggling to find a suitable job.
However, very soon they lose focus, the film takes a predictable downward spiral and finally the boys come back on track to regain lost grounds.
Giving glimpses of 3 Idiots, the film could well remain to that had it not been for the Pyaar Ka Punchnama type of angle where the guys take incessant digs at girls giving in for MCP humour. The initial scenes of boys guzzling beers, ogling at women, having light-hearted moments are all fine but it all goes down the drain when the film tends to tread on cliches and takes to a drama done to death.
Filmmaker Muazzam Beg takes issues highly relatable to the younger lot and shows it with utter empathy hence the audience finds it easier to engage in the actors situation. However, just when the film starts grasping attention, the predictability makes one lose focus and give in to boredom. Some of the situations appear half-baked as if there wasn't enough thought put behind it.
All the actors are well cast and exude confidence. Very promising debuts by all of them.
Over all, Sadda Adda has the heart in its place but gets mired by poor execution.
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: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good