Gafla Review

Oct 6, 2006 By Deep Ganatra

I was waiting for this movie for quite sometime and I had almost lost the hope of this movie getting released today. This was only because (almost) no promotions were seen on television or in the news papers. But finally the movie got released today.


As expected, the cinema hall was empty but I think the ones who were there, really enjoyed the movie.


The movie is about stock market scam happened in 1992 and is based on life of Big Bull of stock market, Harshad Mehta. Subodh Mehta (Vinod Sherawat) who stays in chawl with his parents and sister always thinks of dreaming big and doing something which will fetch him good money in short period of time.


He decides to jump into share market and become top in the market. He starts with working in a company as share sub-broker and takes risks by purchasing shares out of his savings.


After going through lots of ups and downs, he forms his own company which makes him touch the sky and makes him known as Big Bull of share market. But his success is not liked by some of the old players in the market and they try to diminish him by hook and crook.


The movie shows lot of instances from Harshad Mehta’s life. Things like selling his house to his boss to repay dues, starting a company, 400 Crore Indian Bank scam etc. were part of Harshad Mehta’s life too.


The movie also shows a love affair between Subodh and Vidya (Shruti Ulfat).


Director does his job very well in narrating the story. Each character is given adequate share of the role. But in some of the scenes I felt that, few things could have shown in simple manner (especially the period when Subodh gets his first success). A person, who does not have knowledge in the stock market, might not get some of the points. But that’s understandable by looking at the nature of the movie.


The only thing which lacks about the movie is proper promotion. If the promotion was carried well, then the movie could have fetched few more audiences.


So to sum things up:


Story: Based on life of Harshad Mehta, narrated very well.


Acting: Vinod Sherawat impresses with his acting. Shruti Ulfat does her part well. Purva Parag didn’t have much to do. Rest of the cast is good.


Music: There were no songs in the movie except the one shown in the beginning of the movie.


So overall, the movie was very good and worth watching. I would give it 3 stars out of 5. The movie might not succeed at box office but might do average business by word of mouth publicity. I wish they had put more time on the strong marketing of the movie.


The movie was very good and worth watching. It might not succeed at box office but might do average business by word of mouth publicity.
Rating: 7.1 / 10
Deep Ganatra

   

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