144 Min | Comedy – Drama | November 2014
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Director: Renzil D’Silva
Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt
Ungli Review: ‘Ungli’ has a good premise and to an extent, it does justice to it. But, overall, the Writing Material, despite its noble and genuine intentions, doesn’t work entirely. Its interesting in parts, not totally. A gang of friends decide to take justice into their own hands and turn into vigilantes. Things take a turn when a cop goes undercover to grill them. ‘Ungli’ makes an honest attempt to take upon the burning issue of corruption that exists in our country even today. The film begins well and the ‘Ungli’ Gang give us some gripping sequences, but the pace drops as soon as the Cop enters the scene. The second-hour doesn’t hold appeal & the culmination looks hurried. Despite a crisp running-time of 144-minutes, ‘Ungli’ still isn’t able to rise above its flaws.
Undoubtedly Emraan Hashmi is superb as cop and as Ungli gang member. He is perfect for this role for dialog delivery as well as acting and attitude. Sanjay Dutt is as always nice in every scene.Randeep Hooda surprisingly awesome this time. Kangana Ranaut, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi, Kader Khan and Arunoday Singh have done nice job too. Four people make ungli gang just for justice of common people when their friend who is Kangana Ranaut’s brother been a victim of injustice. Inspector Kaali put Nikhil to catch them. But due to some circumstances they both shake hands with ungli gang and exposed the whole corrupt system.
Rensil D’Silva’s Screenplay works in bits and pieces. A much tighter second-hour was needed. Milan Zaveri’s dialogue, however, are super. D’Silva’s Direction is ordinary. Cinematography and editing are mention-worthy. Music by Various Artists is tuneful. Performance-Wise, Sanjay Dutt delivers a restrained performance. Emraan Hashmi is sincere, although the length of his role is surprisingly short in the first-hour. Randeep Hooda is ever-effective. Kangana Ranaut doesn’t get much to do. She looks gorgeous, though. Angad Bedi and Neil Bhoopalam are fair. Neha Dhupia is passable. On the whole, ‘Ungli’ is a half-baked fare.