Bheed Movie Review: ‘Bheed’ decorated with Pankaj Kapur’s brilliant performance. Lockdown Tale which emotionally hits hard. | Entertainment Moviesda
Producer: Anubhav Sinha, Bhushan Kumar and Krishna Kumar
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Writer: Anubhav Sinha, Saumya Tiwari and Sonali Jain
Artists: Rajkumar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Ashutosh Rana, Virendra Saxena, Aditya Srivastava and Kritika Kamra etc.
Release: 24 March 2023
If you’ve seen Vinod Kapri’s documentary ‘1232 kilometres,’ which aired on Disney Plus Hotstar, the film ‘Bheed’ will seems similar. But, there are hundreds of stories about the Corona lockdown that neither journalists nor filmmakers were able to access. It has been widely publicised in the media. Anubhav Sinha, the producer and director, has removed its’color’ this time by weaving it into a fictitious plot (along with a love story) that has been presented on TV news networks. Anubhav, who has directed films about societal issues such as ‘Mulk,’ ‘Article 15,’ ‘Thappad,’ and ‘Many,’ has good intentions. However, his insistence on being lost in his own world neither allows him to float with mainstream cinema nor allows him to stand upright with parallel cinema as a director.
The film ‘Bheed’ is shot entirely in black and white. Is about the social inequality that occurs during a lockdown. The film depicts the chaos, violence, and fear of the Covid lockdown. Anubhav Sinha created ‘Bheed’ by extracting the colour and juice of some of the incidents that we witnessed on our TV channel during the Covid lockdown. ‘Bheed’ contains numerous short stories. There’s Chowkidar’s narrative, a mother’s struggle with her daughter’s story, and Tablighi Jamaat’s story. Along with this, there are other instances in which attempts have been made to hold up a mirror to casteism and the entire system. However, the audience has seen and heard all of this before.
Anubhav Sinha comes across this query. He builds cinema out of his own thoughts, as a filmmaker must, yet his filmmaking is repetitive. Among the characters combating casteism, the distinction between Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkumar Rao appears to be fading. During the original advertising, an attempt was made to tell the film ‘Bheed’ a tale about the social separation that occurred during the country’s split. But, it did not work out.
Anubhav Sinha’s motivation for filming it in black and white was since this narrative is about a time when the division occurred in the society rather than the country. He argues that ‘Bheed’ is a black-and-white narrative about terrible times. Yet, there are many colourful anecdotes from the Corona era. It depicts a new beginning in life. Thousands of crores of people assisted one another without knowing one other’s religion or caste. Some of these societal hues were also required to fall on this film. Notwithstanding these weaknesses, owing to its tight storyline, Bheed is a one-time viewing.
Because of the film’s cast, actor Pankaj Kapur may be the only incentive to see it. Immersion in the persona is an old of his feature . His character has his own suffering, which he portrays brilliantly on television. Rajkummar Rao reprises his bewildered tormented role. The freshness in his performance that was evident in his early works is now fading. His acting appears to struggle throughout the film, aided by frozen expressions. Bhumi Pednekar has done an excellent job of portraying her role.
Ashutosh Rana plays a police officer whose resentment reflects on his job after his parents are denied hospital beds. Aditya Srivastava delivered an outstanding performance. First and foremost, the persona of the police inspector has been adequately portrayed, as has the arrogance that comes with coming from an elite caste. Anurag’s films have been technically excellent from his debut picture ‘Tum Bin,’ and this time it is owing to Soumik Mukherjee’s cinematography.
Rating : 2.5/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.