Super Nani Hindi Movie
It is said that when director Indra Kumar was done shooting Super Nani he showed the first cut to few people. The decision was unanimous. He needed to rework and make it look better else the film was a goner. So he went back to shoot, re-edited and came up with the film he finally decided to release. And if people in his team are to be believed, the final result is infinitely better than what was shot earlier. Shudder!
Not that I expected Super Nani to be an outstanding piece of cinema. But neither did I expect it to be a piece of work that's so dated that it almost stinks. Indra Kumar, with all due respect, has done some fairly decent work in the past; especially in the '90s when he made films like Dil and Beta. Super Nani is probably an attempt to make it back to his 'Beta' days after a slew of comedies that he had resorted to for success in the new millennia. Unfortunately, it takes him back not just in genre, but even in story-telling. Add to it a story that is so done to death that it is now sleep inducing. It is one we have seen umpteen times in various forms - Avtaar to Baghban. A tale of revamp and striking back is something that even Rekha has been a part of in her hey days!
The story, as was evident from the promos, is about a mother who is taken for granted. Her husband believes that her place is in the kitchen and her children do not think much of her either. That's when her grandson comes in and changes the way she looks at her life. She turns in the woman she always wanted to be - strong, independent and an actress. And voila things change. La, Baghban! Except Baghban was a far superior film.
Super Nani is a complete waste of effort. Or probably the lack of effort. The screenplay is botched up, the dialogues are unintentionally hilarious, the editing is as lazy as the writing. No saviour here... except Rekha's performance. Though she too hams, but there is one scene when she is getting her portfolio clicked - the Rekha of yore is seen. She is still as brilliant, still as radiant.
Indra Kumar's direction is appalling. From a person who has made some reasonable films, you would expect something better. Sample this - at an award function a couple of reporters from the same news channel are taking Randhir Kapoor's bite. As the camera pans you realized the reporters have no cameramen shooting their bite. Absurd, you may think. But that is easily the least of the concern. Also, Sharman Joshi is seen clicking photographs throughout the film - with a camera which is not even switched on.
From the look of it, everyone probably did the film for some other reason rather than the script. Rekha found a film that centered on her - that's not happened in ages. Sharman got a film where he gets to play the male lead. The rest of the cast did it because they got a film to do. There is however nothing that should make the audience walk into the theater for this one. Plain trash, early '90s style.