Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

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.

 

Michael Curtiz' CAPTAINS OF THE CLOUDS

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