Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management.

John Mathew Matthan's SHIKHAR

By Dennis D. McDonald

This is a very disappointing perils-of-greed morality tale. An evil financier in league with corrupt government officials tries to build a huge new city and has to run roughshod over locals to do it. He comes into conflict with another tycoon with a social conscience, and conflict ensues given that the good tycoon’s son falls under the spell of the evil financier.

It’s pretty ho-hum stuff that is not helped by so-so photography and mediocre musical interludes. I rented this movie since I had been wowed by Ajay Devgan’s performance in  Ram Gopal Varma’s COMPANY where he played a ruthless gangster. Alas, this movie pales by comparison.

 

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