Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Ranvir Shorey, Manu Rishi, Pradhuman Singh, Neha Bhasin.
Director: Rakesh Mehta.
Abundance of good actors can make a director confused about giving the proper space and time to every character. Director Rakesh Mehta's 'Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi' suffers from the same problem.
The film uses parallel cutting to tell four stories simultaneously. Characters become the tools to introduce the complexities of the narrative. First story features Salman (Kay Kay Menon), a full of vengeance son of a slain underworld don. Despite seeking revenge at any cost, Salman believes in meaningful conversation, at least he says so towards the climax. The actor tries a lot to convey the claustrophobic feeling of a helpless and weak angry man, but what becomes visible on the screen is a mere revenge story. The writer has taken care of giving the back story of Salman's relationship with his father and has also introduced his own relationship with his step son, but the whole set up fails to convey the inner conflict he is going through. It is understandable that he wants to avenge his innocent mother's murder, but why was he ignoring his own family's safety, especially when everybody Salman turns to wants him to negotiate with the situation. The story doesn't showcase his cynical attitude which was needed for such a character....more
04:18 PM, Apr 26, 2012