Jailed under a tough cop, an uneducated politician decides to spend his time studying for high school, while his scheming wife has plans of her own.
Nimrit Kaur is the star for me in this film. The actor does a role far away from her filmography and makes it memorable and how.
A timid lady in the beginning becomes a fireball and you can only be happy whenever she is on the screen. Even when she is snooty and evil.
Yami Gautam is earnest as the SI of the prison. The actor outshine Abhishek Bachchan in some scenes and definitely deserves some good screens.
Abhishek Bachchan makes an honest effort to play a part with all the talent. But the character is written with so much caricaturist approach that there is no way it will make any impact.
Even when he gives a speech about education and its need, it falls flat because not for minute have the makers let us take him seriously. I would like to say this the umpteenth time, where is our Abhishek of yore who did films like Yuva and Guru?
Tushar Jalota was the AD on films like Barfii and Padmaavat, but none of it reflects in Dasvi. His approach is to make it a slice-of-life drama while the setup is dark. Not the right formula.
Sachin Jigar make another peppy album with barely a song with a longer shelve life. The music does nothing to add to the movie watching experience.
Dasvi is confused about its purpose and that makes it highly inconsistent in nature. What should have been a moving film turns out unintentionally funny.
What’s Good: Nimrit Kaur as the CM is living her best life and I am up to see her doing more of this.
What’s Bad: The caricature approach that does no good to anyone involved and the efforts to make everything look vanilla so it approves as slice of life film does more harm.
Watch or Not?: Not like you will walk out hating this one entirely, but if you can invest your time and pop corn in a half baked effort, you are free to go.
Imdb: 7.6 Director: Tushar Jalota Writers: Suresh Nair, Ritesh Shah
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Nimrat Kaur, Yami Gautam, Manu Rishi Chadha
Where to watch: Theater Release date: 7 April 2022