Director: Anand Kumar
Producer: Vinod Bachan
Star Cast: Sanjay dutt,Vivek Oberoi,Arshad Warsi, Minisha lamba,Paresh rawal,Divya Dutta,Ravi Kisen
Plot: ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ narrates a real-life gang-war tale of the nineties which involved two powerful gangs led by Satbir Gujjar (Vivek Oberoi) and Mahendra Fauji (Arshad Warsi). Fauji is a right-hand henchman of Ghaziabad’s political figure played by Paresh Rawal who is often referred to as ‘Chairman’. On the other hand, there is Satbir, a school teacher by profession with idealistic views, whom the Chairman equally favours because – a) his education background is helpful in cracking deals that Fauji’s guns can’t b) he is Chairman’s would-be son-in-law. Now, when the Chairman refuses to cough up too much money for the marriage of Fauji’s sister, his greedy and crafty brother-in-law takes advantage of the opportunity to incite Fauji against Satbir. Why? Because the Chairman kicks the brother-in-law in the butt for usurping a part of his property, thereby, angering the latter. Fauji joins hands with Chairman’s arch rival Rashid (played by Ravi Kishan) to kill Satbir. Sanjay Dutt enters the scene as a cop with shades of grey, Pritam Singh, to play mind games against the warring gangs.
Now let us move on and talk about the actors in the roles they have played. Paresh Rawal has been given limited space to perform in the film as are other pros like Ashutosh Rana and small-screen star Eijaz Khan. But it was a kind of refreshing to see Ravi Kishan in a villainous role. Chandrachur Singh has done a cameo appearance in a film after a long time and even in the short time that he is there on the screen, he switches to and fro to the Haryanvi accent. Vivek Oberoi does romantic scenes in a cheesy manner. There is absolutely no chemistry between him and his on screen beloved played by Charmy Kaur. As an action hero, Vivek fares average marks. Arshad Warsi does his badmash act very well and for a few moments he can even make you hate his character. Arshad Warsi does his badmash act very well and for a few moments he can even make you hate his character. Pritam’s Music can’t be remembered.
Verdict: Sleep at home then in theater.
:-Yash Raj Trivedi