Khaali Peeli Movie Review- Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Pandey’s Taxi Abuses Are Not All Funny
Khaali Peeli – To say that the film has a wafer thin story would be an insult to the fact that wafers have texture & flavor.
These days, when packaging & marketing have become all important in the world of Bollywood commercialism,
(such is the case for Star Kids), perhaps a harmonious plot was never a priority.
Perhaps the priority to set up a ‘showcase’ & something else, to underline the fact that,
Ishaan Khatter & Ananya Pandey can dance and romance, and do comedy melodrama action drills, and look beautiful they are also on it.
Khaali Peeli does well to demonstrate that these two budding stars can be the ones
Bollywood loves by calling the package complete package.
Functional dose of Bollywood Entertainment, not surprisingly, appears to be from four decades ago.
Sample the film’s check box- There is no script. There is no logic.
The casting of the hero and heroine is hardly about whether they match their street smart characters.
Rather, she is clearly sign as they look like the hero & heroine of an old school Bollywood book.
They share a lot of unscrupulous doses & some random dancing between them.
The bad guys feel that being bad is about swagger & snarl, and cut to the basics, you all know that the hero is too smart for the villains.
All of this is a Mumbai taxi. A kaali peeli, known in the city as the yellow top. The vehicle is integral to the action that moves.
So, the film gets a title as soon as Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Pandey enter the group with their Khaali peeli antics!
Sima Agarwal & Yash Keswani’s screenplay Ishaan is called Blackie the Cabbie. One night, he is out with his Kaali Peeli, despite having a taxi strike in the city.
A series of events sees Blackie become embroiled in a stabbing incident, so she decides to leave town for some time.
Pooja -Ananya Pandey. She is running away from the brothel of Yusuf Chikna’s (Jaideep Ahlawat) and escapes with a heavy load of cash and jewellery.
Blackie realizes that the girl is full and quietly devises his get rich plan at her expense.
There will be a catch, of course, and this is a back story involving them which is far from exciting.
Plot or whatever you may call it, is about allowing Ishaan & Ananya to play through the narrative period, which is one night.
After one point, as one chase sequence follows another, the films start to get tedious.
To make matters worse, there are intermittent dance dances that only act to interrupt the flow of the story that is already weak.
Ishaan & Ananya clearly enjoy their all out masala, almost oblivious to the cinematic filth that they throw away.
Despite a fully dispersed formula, they look as good as a ‘jodi’ –
it’s never bad that they struggle to get the authority of Mumbaiyya Lingo.
The film should help Ishaan in particular, so that he can fully prove his worth as a Bollywood package. Check it out once for a lead pair if you need anything else to recommend.