Feature Name: Mohalla Assi
Starring: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta
Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi
The film is called Mohalla Assi perhaps because they have used ‘Bhos##ke’ 80 times (or even more).
Based on Dr Kashi Nath Singh’s Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi, the film is a satire on Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Sunny Deol plays Pandit Dharmanath Pandey, a conservative priest who feels Sanskrit & Bharatiya Sanskruti is the best. In his mohalla, he makes sure no one eats non-vegetarian food and is trying his best to keep it away from commercialisation. Basically, he’s living in the past and not with the current zamana. Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife, who’s more conservative & practical. She’s also concerned about their financial condition. Ravi Kishan plays a guide who wants to mint more and more money.
The film was scheduled to release six years ago but was delayed. And now, the released version seems heavily chopped. So much so that many scenes are cut suddenly before the next one begins. Perhaps the unedited version would’ve made more sense but all you get here is a disappointment. There’s way too much talking and most of it doesn’t really make sense. Even the climax is ludicrous, to say the least.
Sunny Deol is good and so is Sakshi Tanwar. Ravi Kishan delivers a convincing performance.
Mohalla Assi is too random and boring. We give it one star with no kink.
Feature Name: Mohalla Assi Starring: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta D...1.0