‘Haseena Parkar’ review: Shraddha Kapoor an oddball for the role.

‘Haseena Parkar’ review: Shraddha Kapoor an oddball for the role.

Guys if you are planning to watch the upcoming 'Haseena Parkar' then doread this article. Shradhha Kapoor is no Haseena in this movie. Literally you

Guys if you are planning to watch the upcoming ‘Haseena Parkar’ then doread this article.

Shradhha Kapoor is no Haseena in this movie. Literally you woudln’t want to waste your valuable time over this baseless flick.

‘Haseena Parkar’s USP is that unlike most gangster films it focuses on a leading lady albeit one who is sister of India’s most wanted criminal aka Dawood Ibrahim. Lawyers bicker and taunt each other, the judge passes snarky remarks and Haseena Parkar (Shraddha Kapoor) stands for two unending hours with an animated public prosecutor bringing up episodes from Haseena’s disputed past to allege that she is running her brother’s criminal enterprise in India . The judge has patience to sit through this story. The audience will not.

Coupled with effect that incidentally Siddhanth Kapoor is also a part of the screen adds to the misery. Directory Apoorva Lakhia has a real brother-sister duo to depict the bond.

Unfortunately the material is so listless that there is little Kapoors can do here other than she crying out “Bhai” at his many misdemeanors and he calling up concerned to say “Beta”. The movie focus on the Ibrahim family has very little on the relevance on how and when they rose to power. The motion is very rushy and brief. The kingpin’s sister, the ‘Apaa’ of underworld is depicted as barely a school dropout who is soon married to Ibrahim Parkar (Ankur Bhatia), a restaurant owner.

There is little revelatory here. Of course Haseena took advantage of her brother’s name and reputation to intimidate others . No content shows as to how the housewife and mother transforms to become a powerful godmother. Meanwhile Haseena’s rise to be a lady-lord, in what’s essentially a man’s domain,is very shady and close to none. With her brother hiding in Dubai, Haseena faces the police’s wrath for her brother’s involvement in the 1993 blasts. Suddenly Haseena Aapa sits on a throne and has a legion of followers at her doorstep.

The script lacks depth of its own female protagonist, who of course is the center of the act. What did the character like and dislike? What was her rapport with her siblings other than Dawood? How was she as a mother? Instead of a fascinating character study one gets a slipshod treatment with key events from her life randomly pieced together.  The director has his starry-eyed treatment shows ‘Haseena Parkar’ more as a sister clueless about her brother’s wrongdoings and refrains from passing judgement on her future actions.

Shraddha Kapoor is clearly trying to fit in the shoes of woman she has never met her entire life.

She has to put up props she may never have used before. All the factors combined, ‘Haseena Parkar’ is a rare super mess. It’s a more physical and less internalised performance from Kapoor who despite putting on a deep drawl and dark foundation lacks a compelling presence to pull off the menacing woman of the underworld.   Siddhanth Kapoor gives Farhan Akhtar stiff competition in being the dullest Dawood Ibrahim on screen this year.

Fans expected high of Apoorva Lakiha after making hits like ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ and ‘Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost’. But honestly ‘Haseena Parkar’ wont be par and is a sheer disappointment.

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