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Malaal Movie Review

Malaal Movie Rating
STORY: When a rowdy Shiva’s world collides with that of a demure Aastha’s, whose family has just moved into the chawl he resides in, sparks fly between them. But given their completely different backgrounds, is there any scope for their romance to bloom and survive?

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Average Ratings: 3.0/5
Score: 50% Positive
Reviews Counted:2

Review By: Sreeparna Sengupta on TOI (Rating 3.5/5 ):

Malaal’ is set in the Mumbai of the late 90’s. And just like in many cinemas of that era, twenty two-year-old Shiva (Meezaan) is the local ‘tapori’ – raw, rustic and temperamental. The quintessential bad boy who spends his day getting into street fights, drinking and gambling. His life within the confines of his chawl doesn’t go beyond brawls at home or on the street till he stumbles upon Aastha Tripathi (Sharmin Segal). The Tripathis have newly moved to this modest living space after running into financial troubles.
At first their interactions are brusque, mostly owing to his stand-offish nature but soon Shiva finds himself falling in love with her. But while he is upfront and lets on his feelings to her rather openly, Aastha has her reservations. Not only is she pursuing a degree in CA and is soon to be engaged to the son of a well-to-do family friend, Shiva’s clear disregard towards even trying to have a career bothers her. As for her parents, they have already written him off as a good for nothing and want their daughter to have nothing to do with him. But soon enough, it seems Aastha too is falling for him. [Read More]

Review By: Susri Sahu on BL (Rating 2.5/5):

Meezaan definitely has got those grooves it in his genes. The lad also speaks with his eyes and that leaves a mark even in his maiden attempt. With sharp dialogue delivery and whistle-worthy dialogues, he has managed to play the part of Mumbai cha mulga to the T. Even Sharmin's naivety is refreshing to see. Not to mention, the duo will also leave you impressed with their chemistry. Also, SLB's compositions works like a charm.
While the ride is not particularly Sanjay Bhansali-esque and plays out in a chawl--after all it is set in 1998, but there is nothing we have not seen earlier. The film seems drabs at times with one or more unsituational songs. Also, Sharmin falls short of a few expressions, especially in tense situations. Mangesh Hadawale in his Hindi directorial brings forth a tragic love story but doesn't seem organic. Even the climax stretches its stay. The narrative is also extremely predictable.[Read More]