Anand Tiwari directorial Bandish Bandits, starring Ritwik Bhowmik, Shreya Chaudhry, Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Roy Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha and Rajesh Tailang has been launched. Read the detailed review here.
- Cast: Ritwik Bhowmik, Shreya Chaudhary, Naseeruddin Shah, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Amit Mistry, and Rahul Kumar.
- Our Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reasons to Watch: New talent and a new theme
Reasons not to Watch: Confused writing
Bandish Bandits: Plot
Set in Jodhpur, Radhe is a singing prodigy, touted to take his grandfather’s legacy ahead. Tamanna a young pop sensation who looks down at Indian classical, until one day she meets Radhe. When the two meet, Radhe is torn in two. One to help Tamanna find her ‘the’ song and save his grandfather’s legacy.
Bandish Bandits Review
Bandish Bandits brings in two fresh faces (not debutants) with Ritwik Bhoumik and Shreya Chaudhary. Bhoumik, who gets the first full-fledged show, is promising. The actor has worked hard to embody a classical singer. His poised gaze, balanced moves add layers to him. He has to work on scenes that require him crying, though. Naseeruddin Shah as the grandfather plays this character like it is his own. My experience is nothing in order to judge a man of his calibre. Shreya Chaudhary plays an internet sensation, city girl quite effectively. While her character doesn’t get as much heavy lifting as Ritwik’s does, Shreya manages to pull off an impressive performance.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy ace the classical part, but don’t make a mark when it comes to composing fusions. Bandish Bandits begins with a lot of potential, and it carries it all the while, but doesn’t know how to use it. While everything in place, it’s the soul that is missing. Watch it if you want to for the classical songs, but if not a fan of that too, you can pass this one.