Marjaavaan revolves around the life of two leas characters Raghu (Sidharth Malhotra) and Vishnu (Riteish Deshmukh). Raghu works for Vishnu’s father and that’s why is the latter envies him. Vishnu is a dwarf and he hates Raghu because of his perfect image. Raghu is in a relationship with Aarzoo (Rakul Preet) who dances in a bar. All is fine until the entry of Zoya (Tara Sutaria).
Zoya is looking for kids who can sing for a music festival happening in Kashmir. As Raghu helps her finding those kids, he distances himself from Aarzoo & falls for Zoya. Vishnu continues to play his games with Raghu to make him feel lesser & in all of this Zoya gets killed. How and why this happened and what will Vishnu do next is what the story is all about.
Milap Zaveri, who delivered a successful film in Satyameva Jayate last year, crosses all the boundaries to overfill the film with the unwanted masala. With dialogues such as, “Main badla nahi lunga Zoya, main intakaam lunga” – it’s clear of how Milap wanted to force things with melodrama. This surely will be listed as one of the worst dialogues to come out of Bollywood.
Milap’s writing misguides his direction leading the film nowhere. It’s a chaotic mess from scene 1 and remains the same until the end. There aren’t many convincing scenes that could be hailed for good direction.
Music could’ve been the strongest point of the film, as it was for Ek Villian but it’s not the case here. Despite the melodious music of the songs, lyrics of every single song just doesn’t click. Even the item songs don’t work well.
Milap Zaveri’s dialogues are over-the-top lines which over-enthusiastic actors deliver. The larger-than-life premise isn’t delivered a proper execution. Nigam Bomzan’s cinematography captures the moments properly but nothing is worthy enough. Maahir Zaveri’s tight editing doesn’t help because of the dragging story.
Sidharth Malhotra tries hard to fit in the frame of being the mass favourite but fails to do do. Riteish Deshmukh fits in well under his character and delivers a good performance. Tara Sutaria looks beautiful but has nothing substantial to add to the script. Rakul Preet is a missed opportunity as makers had every chance to utilise her character. Ravi Kishen is wasted.
Overall, Marjaavaan is neither for classes nor for masses. Milap Zaveri has added too much of masala to spoil the dish.