Sanak’s plot is similar to that of a slew of other films in which the hero must save the love of his life from the evil guys. Yes, the setting could be different this time, with the hospital serving as the focal point. However, the only thing this film has going for it is ‘action.’ It began on a promising note, with the first few scenes generating hopes of seeing a potentially interesting plot unfold on screen, but as the bad guy Saju, played by Chandan Roy Sanyal, entered the film, all that was left to see was ‘fight, fight and more fight.’ In this film Vidyut’s action skills, were just overused.
The story of Ashish P Verma is intriguing and makes for a decent action entertainer. The screenplay by Ashish P Verma is engrossing, but inconsistent. The first half is well-developed, with a few well-written passages. In addition, the hero vs. villain fights over the walkie talkie keep spectators interested. The second half, on the other hand, drags unnecessarily. A few questions remain unanswered as well. The dialogues of Ashish P Verma are dramatic, while the ones in the romance situations are infantile. Andy Long designed the scenes, and Vidyut executed them, so the action is unquestionably top-notch. Kanishk Verma’s direction is neat. Pratik Deora’s cinematography is excellent.
Considering the hospital setting, Saini S Johray’s production design is a little modest, yet it still works in this genre. The costumes of Devraj Das and Arrtee Zutshi are lavish. The visual effects created by Pixel Digital Studios are appropriate. In the second half, Sanjay Sharma’s editing should have been better.
Vidyut Jammwal is in top form, as always. Although he does not deliver anything that’s unique or that he did not attempt before. Furthermore, Chandan and Neha Dhupia appear to be completely inebriated. The actress plays ACP Jayati Bhargav, a capable cop who does little more than issue orders and converse to Vivaan on the phone. Instead of letting Vivaan take over the mantle, the character may have been made more believable by allowing her to be more involved in the entire rescue operation.
Ideally films like Sanak do not need any somgs. None of the somgs from the film connect. The background score by Saurabh Bhalerao has a cinematic sense to it.
In a nutshell, SANAK rests on Vidyut Jammwal’s presence and the same-old-boring action scenes. You can skip this one for sure.