• Striker Movie Review


    Film: Striker
    Rating: 3 out of 5
    Banner: Studio 18, Indian Films
    Cast: R. Siddharth,Aditya Pancholi,Anupam Kher,Padmapriya,Nicollete Bird
    Ankur Vikal,Seema Biswas, Vidya Malvade and others
    Music: Shailendra Barve, Amit Trivedi, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Swanand Kirkire, Vishal Bhardwaj, Blaaze
    Cinematography: P S Vinod
    Director: Chandan Arora
    Producer: Chandan Arora
    Release Date: February 05, 2010

    The film is set in the Malwani slums of Mumbai during the period of 1980s.Surya (Siddharth) is born into a poor family and dies not have much of education. He becomes a carom champion at the age of twelve. As a youth he tries for a job in Dubai and gets duped. A dejected Surya is then attached to his child hood friend Zaid (Ankur Vikal) who does not care much for ethics and social norms. Zaid introduces Surya to Jaleel (Aditya Pancholi). Surya becomes a member of Jaleel’s carom club. But Jaleel is a dreaded gangster of Malwani and he does every illegal business that is conceivable.

    Noorie (Nicolette Bird) comes into Surya’s life like a breath of fresh air when her family becomes his neighbours. Surya frequents a local bar run by Madhu (Padmapriya). She is a fisherwoman, who effectively deals with the various sorts of customers that visit her bar. A mature friendship develops between Surya and Madhu. Surya decides to take on Jaleel on his own turf. Then there is Inspector Farooque (Anupam Kher) who is unlike any other cop and he is honest, tough and smart. Posted in Malwani his job is to eliminate criminals one by one.

    All hell breaks loose on December 6, 1992 when the Babri Masjid is demolished leading to widespresd communal riots in Mumbai. Through the trauma of frightful existence, Surya discovers himself and cements his friendships.

    The Performances
    Siddharth gives a strikingly impressive performance. Aditya Pancholi gives a spirited performance as the gang leader. Ankur Vikal essays his role with ease. Padma Priya entices with her rustic actions. Vidya Malvade and Seema Biswas are convincing. Nicollete Bird is charming. Anupam Kher is as usual brilliant as the police officer. All others are more than adequate in their roles.

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