Movie Review: Right Yaaa Wrong(2010)
March 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Right Yaaa Wrong- Good intelligent thriller
Rating: 3.5 out of 5*
Starring: Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Eesha Koppikar
Director: Neeraj Pathak
The film opens with Ajay (Sunny) being shot and immediately going in a flashback mode. We are shown Ajay and Vinay Patnaik (Irrfan) being top cops of Goa Police Force and also thick friends. While Ajay is a forgiving yet at the same time hot headed and impulsive cop, Vinay is the cooler one who analyzes every crime in depth. Ajay is married for 10 years to Anshita (Eesha) and has a kid whereas Vinay is single. Ajay however, is unaware that his wife is having sexual relationship with his own step brother Sanjay (Sanjay Singh). During a police encounter, dreaded gangster Borris (Aryan Vaid) before dying, shoots two bullets at Ajay that makes the daring cop paralyzed waist downwards. Frustrated leaving a life confined to a wheel chair, Ajay requests Anshita and his step brother to kill him and get the Rs. 5 crore insurance claim, that is on his name. He plans it all well for them so that no evidence is left behind. All goes well according to the plan, with the two even shooting Ajay down. But, instead of him it is Eesha and Sanjay who are shot dead by Ajay. Police investigations begin with Vinay heading them. It appears like an open and shut case but just before filing the final report, Vinay suspects something wrong. He manages to secure an inquiry against Ajay accusing him of murdering his wife and step brother. However, Vinay’s lawyer sister Radhika (Konkona) comes in aid of Ajay. What follows next is a game played between two strong intelligent minds of that of Ajay and Vinay.
Writer turned director Neeraj Pathak (Pardes, Apne) makes a good debut as a director, showing no hints of being a first time director. His writing holds the interesting plot together. With the slow half proceeding a bit slower, the second half opens with a bang with a big shocker. Post that, the film picks from being above average to good with very interesting sequences, especially between Irrfan and Sunny. The courtroom scenes are very good as well. The climax though appears a bit stretched ends up with a good culmination. Monty Sharma’s music disappoints. The production values are fair.
Sunny Deol shows how well he can act in a role that requires underplay rather than just bang bang action which he is more associated with. Irrfan Khan matches him at every step and never disappoints. Konkona enters the scene well post the interval but nonetheless manages to leave her impression. Eesha Koppikar looks ravishing and fits her part. Sanjay Singh is okay whereas playing the cop team, Ashok Samarth, Kamlesh Sawant and Deepal Shaw lend able support. Suhasini Mulay, Govind Namdeo playing the judge and public prosecutor respectively do a fair job.
At a time when wafer thin plot lines are being presented as films, Right Yaaa Wrong stands out for having a good solid plot and the requisite acting talent to carry it on convincingly. Do watch Right Yaaa Wrong if you like intelligent thrillers.