Department: A Big NO- NO!


Ratings: Sorry

Movie ‘Department’ has hit the big screens today and the reviews it has acquired are highly filled with torture and disappointment. Despite such an eminent star cast, the movie fails to impress the viewers. 

Director Ram Gopal Varma has once again proved his impotence with his trash ‘Department’.  All his recent movies turned out to be a big-big torture.

RGV, in the flick, is not talking about the Police department rather a team of an encounter specialist and a suspended cop along with a few other officers whose aim is to demolish the Underworld gang from Mumbai.

As usual you might have guessed RGV’s film is full of violence and RGV’s trademark odd camera angles. Odd means the weirdest focusing on the carom board when the characters are planning an important murder or showing a female scratching her thighs.

Also, there is the cheesiest item number ‘The Dan Dan song’ by Nathalia Kaur which will surely urge you to get up and leave.

Apart from several bad points, the movie possesses few good points as well, like essaying the real face of functioning of the department and the underworld. The film starts on a bitter note and you just wait to see Amitabh Bachchan.

He is the only man who stoles the entire show. His acting, nasal voice and comic timings are just enough to make you glued to your seats. But by the end, his character drops and lacks the interest.

Another lead, Rana Daggubbati has done pretty well job although he was nowhere around his role in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’. His south Indian plunk is pretty prominent.

Sanju baba is in his usual self. Anjana Sukhani acts well. The lady has certainly worked on her skills and it helped her to look picture-perfect. Lakshmi Manchu is a treat to watch. Abhimanyu Singh is a sheer disappointment as his skills are under-utilized which really hurts. Madhu Shalini irritates like anything. Vijay Raaz is interesting and Deepak Tijori is just tolerable.

Special mention: There is a bell hanging on Amitabh Bachchan’s wrist that also has an important role to play. The rest of the supporting cast is decent and acceptable. The background score adds to the drama and the cinematography lost somewhere between the fast paced and multiple camera angles. The music too has nothing much to boast about.

The film has potential but the story telling needed to be more sober. The dialogues are interesting at some points but failed to leave the mark on the moviegoers.

Overall, the film is intolerable but yes you can watch it for the legendary Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. 

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