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Gumraah: Movie Review
When a Hindi version of the Tamil movie Thadam stays true to the original, it succeeds.
The film’s director
Vardhan Ketkar directed Gumraah, a Hindi remake of the Tamil film Thdam.
The film’s story and screenplay
Magizh Thirumeni wrote the story for the film ‘Gumraah,’ and Sumit Arora wrote the screenplay.
The film’s cast
Gumraah stars Aditya Roy Kapur as the lead, with Mrunal Thakur and Ronit Roy playing supporting roles.
The First Impression
The movie Gumraah features identical twins, which might be an outward expression of self-reflection or a cure for loneliness. It is more interesting and smart than Cirkus because Aditya Roy Kapur performs in a dual role better than Ranveer Singh does.
Having said that, Gumraah won’t hold anyone’s attention due to Roy Kapur’s acting abilities. The narrative of Magizh Thirumeni carries the entire load. If you haven’t watched Thadam (2019), this Hindi film adaptation is occasionally entertaining thanks to a plot that both celebrates and complicates masala movie clichés.
The plot line of the movie
Shivani Mathur (Mrunal Thakur), a police officer, finds Arjun Sahgal (Aditya Roy Kapur) in the backdrop of a picture that a young couple had taken. Arjun is recognized by ACP Dhiren Yadav (Ronit Roy) as a civil engineer, and Sooraj Rana is a small-time con artist who looks exactly like Arjun. With one suspect as a whodunit and the reason Arjun killed a stranger, the case was abruptly made public.
The most interesting parts of the movie Gumraah come in the second half because it emphasizes how similar the two men’s thought processes are. Its foundation is the notion that everyone is complex and has gray areas.
The actors’ performances
It’s hard to follow Gumraah because of its numerous cartoonish characters and stiff performances. The cop routine performed by Ronit Roy is a parody, Shivani Mathur’s performance is unpersuasive, and Aditya Roy Kapur’s performance is struggling.
# Ronit Roy, who is bulging at the seams of his khakis, performs a tough cop routine that quickly veers toward parody.
#Shivani Mathur appears as a mannequin in uniform in the majority of Mrunal Thakur’s scenes as an attempt to portray a resolute expert who doesn’t let her feelings show.
#Up until the point when they stop performing, Roy Kapur’s portrayal of Arjun and Sooraj is ineffective.
Contrast with the original film
By including a murder and a police investigation, Vardhan Ketkar’s Hindi adaptation of Thadam departs from the original and weakens the narrative. Roy Kapur appears in a few brief rainy-day shots, which detract from the streamlining.
Ketkar makes no effort to enhance the fabricated passages of the actual script that stretch credulity. Instead, his pointless initiatives include getting rid of an elderly con artist, which is unfortunate because she’s one of Thadam’s most entertaining characters.
She is one of two imperfect women — the other is a mother who uses gambling to replenish the income of the family — who aren’t made villains in Thirumeni’s story despite their doubtful actions. Instead, these women receive the same respect and tenderness that are typically given to patriarchs and models of feminine virtue.
Given how many changes were made to the Hindi version, it is clear that the industry has little confidence in its actors, directors, and viewers. Although there is some spoon-feeding in the Tamil original, Thadam seems refined and subtle in comparison to Gumraah.
The Final Words
The unnecessary additions Ketkar made to the Hindi version of Thadam demonstrate the lack of confidence the industry has in its producers, actors, and viewers. The Hindi remake lacks the subtlety and sophistication of the Tamil original.
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