Movie Review: Gurgaon

Banners: M R Film works, Hashtag Film Studios, A Jar Pictures

Producers: Alan McAlex, Madhukar R Musle, Ajay Rai, Nisha Sujan

Director: Shanker Raman

Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ragini Khanna,

Akshay Oberoi, Shalini Vatsa, Aamir Bashir

Writers: Vipin Bhati (dialogue), Shanker Raman (screenplay), Sourabh Ratna (screenplay)

Music: Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor

gurgaon-7591It’s not often that we get to watch serious, suspense-filled, family drama that stays true to its narrative. Films like this hit you in the gut and make you think about the politics that exist within a family. This film forces you to consider the subtle undercurrents as well as the overt forces at play within most families.

Gurgaon is about Kehri Singh (Pankaj Tripathi), a successful real estate developer who rules with an iron hand. He is also an alcoholic. His wife (Shalini Vatsa) stands by him even though she knows he has made a really bad decision in the past. They have three children, and the family lives together in a mansion in Gurgaon. Not unlike many other families, this one too is constantly battling issues that challenge their relationships with each other.

Kehri Singh is completely biased towards his daughter Preet (Ragini Khanna) and transfers all his property to her. Preet is well-educated and has returned to India with a foreign architecture degree and she is immediately handed the reins of the family business.

Preet has an older brother Nikki (Akshay Oberoi), who is not happy to have his sister come back home. When Nikki wants to build a gym on the property, his father shoots down the idea as he is completely biased towards Preet, in whose name the property now stands.

Besides, Kheri Singh believes his son is unlucky for his business and, thanks to Nikki, his business has had to sustain significant losses. When Nikki loses a ton of money in a match fixing scam, he plans to kidnap his sister. What follows next forms the crux of the film. 

Director Shanker Raman takes the camera to some hitherto unseen places in the Gurgaon. He has succeeded in giving the locality a dark texture. In the film, family member scarry guns and you never know who they will shoot and when. However, the film does have its flaws and that’s why the film fails to keep you glued throughout.

Performance-wise, Akshay Oberoi is terrific. Pankaj Tripathi is outstanding. Ragini Khanna is superb. Shalini Vasta has a very small role but gives her best. The rest of the cast does justice to their roles.


Verdict: Even though the film has been decently made, lack of awareness will make a dent in its collections. Dud.

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