'Madhur sambandh, no harassment'By K N Gupta
Eye TV India Bureau
Cast: Arjun Rampal, Chitrangda Singh, Deepti Naval, Vipin Sharma
Direction : Sudhir Mishra
Director Sudhir Mishra's 'Inqaar' released today (Friday, Jan 18, 2013) is probably the best film of the New Year till now. He has hits likes of 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', 'Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi', 'Is Raat Ki Subha Nahin' and 'Ye Saali Zindagi' to his credit. He is both a creative writer as well as director. 'Inkaar' is about the sexual harassment at workplace. This is the most important subject of interest presently all over the globe. With the growth of the corporate world such complaints/ cases are too frequent and too many. So, Mishra has justly picked up this most topical subject for his movie. Wonder why he has titled this 'Inkaar', presumably on the lines of 'Aitraaz', though it doesn't suit the flick as the latter does. In fact, it's difficult to establish sexual harassment among workers, especially in today's fiercely competitive world, where the workers travel and work together for long hours.
As in the case of the topic, Mishra has also selected the most suitable cast for the movie. He casts his favorite female star Chidrangda Singh opposite suave Arjun Rampal. Arjun playing Rahul Verma is the CEO of the city's top advertisement firm. Though he comes from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, he reaches the present status by virtue of sheer hard work and, of course, by following in the footsteps of his father. Chitrangda Singh playing Maya Luthra hailing from Solan, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, joins an ad firm in Mumbai with high hopes of making her life big. Both happen to meet at an awards function, where Rahul finds Maya adventurous and offers her job of chief copy writer. Thus, both come closer soon followed by a steamy night in Thailand. Meanwhile Rahul feels that Maya wants to assert her right on him that he doesn't like. Their proximity ends here as Maya leaves for abroad.
However, the destiny brings them together again though after 7 years when Maya returns to Mumbai from New York. Now, Maya is National Creative Director and on the Board of Directors, with a fiancé, Tarun. Rahul is her subordinate. He feels slighted, behaves odd and even wisecracks. Maya files a complaint of sexual harassment. The case takes an ugly turn as a line cannot be drawn between casual flirting and sexual harassment. Here enters social activist Mrs Kamdar played by veteran Deepti Naval to adjudge the matter. She wonders what other than sex could happen when two beautiful persons work and spend time together. Yes, it's 'madhur sambandh'. The "Chameli Soap' ad really adds fun and humor to the film.
Sudhir Mishra's well-crafted story and direction deserve applaud. So, is his cast selection. 'Inkaar' proves that Mishra doesn't favor Chitrangda for nothing. She plays her role exceedingly well besides looking stunning. Arjun Rampal's performance is superb too, and takes his career graph to a new high. Vipin Sharma, Deepti Naval, Gaurav Dwivedi lend full support; Deepti's acting is excellent. Shantanu Moitra's music adds more charm; the movie's songs likes of 'Maula tu malik hai' and 'Darmiyan', are already on the lips of the public. You miss the movie at your loss only. So, do watch; it may help you build madhur sambandh while working in the corporate world.
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