Director: Mikhil Musale
Star cast: Pratik Gandhi, Kimberley Louisa McBeath, Asif Basra, Kavi Shastri and Hetal Puniwala.
Ratings: 4 stars
Doyens of Gujarati film fraternity converged at the exclusive premiere of ‘Wrong Side Raju’ , an upcoming Gujarati drama-thriller yesterday. Present on the occasion were the who’s who of the city to convey their wishes to the cast and crew. Spotted were Sachin-Jigar, music composers of the film, Nayan & Abhishek Jain, producers of ‘Wrong Side Raju’, Gujarati folk singer Arvind Vegda and singers Parth Ojha and Sanjay Ojha and Jaxay Shah, Realtor among other dignitaries.
The film centers around a hit-and-run case and also has a backdrop of Navaratri celebrations in Gujarat as well. ‘Wrong Side Raju’ is engaging and thrilling gujarati film. This Film will give you a break from all other rom com and college fun stuff. Debutant Director Mikhil Musale has commendable job, hats off to his vision and hard work. Mikhil has smartly crafted screenplay with Niren H Bhatt and Karan Vyas. The Dialogues in the film are very apt and really strength of the film. It takes huge effort to achieve these kinds of stunning visuals.
The story of the film is inspired from 2013 BMW hit and run case of Vismay Shah in Ahmedabad. Raju Bambani (Pratik Gandhi) is an average young man in Ahmedabad, driver by day and bootlegger by night. His life changes for worse when his boss and son of a famous industrialist, Tanmay (Kavi Shastri) accuses him for hit and run, which he is accused of. As Raju sets out to prove his innocence, police tries to separate facts from fiction.
Music is the soul of the film. Songs are already a huge hit, Quality of background score is really a fabulous strength to the narrative of a film. Music Directors Sachin-Jigar has worked beautifully on it. Actor Pratik Gandhi is a hidden gem which Director Mikhil Musale found out. Pratik has portrayed the character of Raju, we can say that he has given his sweat tears and blood for this character.His eyes speaks louder than lines. While Pratik is strongly supported by brilliant bunch of actors like Jayesh More, Alok Gagdekar, Makrand Annapurna, Ragi Jani, Maulik Chauhan.
“Wrong Side Raju” will surely go a long way and make a mark in the Gujarati movie industry. Abhishek Jain the magician at CineMan has weaved his magic again! The film is slated for a release on this friday and signals the landmark collaboration between Phantom Films, one of the biggest production houses of Bollywood and Cineman Productions Ltd. You cant afford to miss some films like “Wrong Side Raju”. Its definitely must watch this Friday with your Family.