Movie Review: Nagarsevak – Ek Nayak (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Starcast: Sayaji Shinde, Upendra Limaye, Arjun Wani, Neha Pendse, Sanjay Khapre, Ganesh Yadav
Director: Deepak Kadam
Written by: Tejas Marathe & Kalyani Mitragotri
Very rarely it happens that you come across a film brave in terms of content, at least when you look at the trailer. “Nagarsevak Ek Nayak” looks a decent movie after watching the trailer, but trailers can be deceptive. The Nagarsevak over here tries just like Anil Kapoor which we saw in “Nayak”. Right from the beginning, one realizes that a heavily intense drama, mixed with action and romance is on the cards. The movie sets the tone that it’s a complete commercial entertainer. The best thing is that the producers have left no stone unturned to make this film look at par with movies which like to cover audiences with a taste for the different genre.
The story sets up in the slum of Shantinagar were Malhar Shinde (Upendra Limaye) is an honest, hardworking person and has relocated to Mumbai to stay with his uncle. He won’t tolerate injustice with anyone. One stupid incidence of him beating the goons impresses Komal Pawar (Neha Pendse) and they fall in love and dance on romantic numbers. Sayaji Shinde (Bhau) is the ruling political leader in Shantinagar. His right hand is Ganesh Yadav. Malhar beats the brother of Ganesh Yadav on a pretty small incident. Now, the brother is all set to take the revenge and in process, Malhar’s uncle gets killed. Now Malhar seeks vengeance and accidentantly in a chase off Yadav’s brother loses his life. What follows is a complete mockery of politics, revenge, and punishment. Malhar starts gaining popularity among the masses, however, will Ganesh Yadav and gang let go Malhar so easily? Will his political journey continue without obstacles?
This movie is a big letdown for Upendra Limaye who plays the role of a dynamic leader who is passionate about his goals. Sayaji Shinde walks perfectly in the shoes of an astute politician. The film introduces a new face Triyug Mantri. The other main artistes of the film Ganesh Yadav and Sanjay Khapre have done their respective parts well. Neha Pendse’s character was good in Natasamrat, but she ends up doing a thankless role here. Director Deepak Kadam has presented his awful work and it’s a shame to see the way the direction, stunts and editing has taken place. The VFX effects add further to the misery.
There is a difference in what we call “Music” and “Noise”. The song “Aala Nagarsevak” is too loud, and it starts abruptly as if the dance crew was just waiting to announce the results. “Halad Lagali” sang by Anand Shinde & Adarsh Shinde has catchy beats. “Man Kaware Bavare” is soothing to the ears and playback singer Bela Shende takes it to a decent level. The real agony comes from the below average song “Item Hateli” cheap and unnecessary. As far as overall music review goes, there are an excess number of songs in this film. They are unpleasant, long in length and completely tests patience of an audience.
The story is loosely connected and gives one ample opportunity to check his cellphone and social media sites. There are multiple scenes and many worst points in the film which gives you the feel as if you are watching a wrong movie. In one of the action scenes, blood is seen splashing from Malhar’s neck even before the stick hits him. Even, Komal’s desperation on saving Malhar’s number in her cellphone looks ridiculous.
On the whole, if you are a true cinema lover, who can watch the film without thinking how much worst it could have been, go for it. As far as plot and characters go, “Nagarsevak – Ek Nayak” is painful and torture and breaks any ground. The typical plot of good versus the bad looks overused and overfamiliar. The film hardly makes a compelling case and is worth a miss.