Loosely inspired by the 1987 Hollywood film Wall Street, Baazaar revolves around two ambitious men, Shakun Kothari, and Rizwan Ahmed. Shakun Kothari is the ruthless finance shark who knows his dhandaand rokda while Rizwan Ahmed idolizes Kothari and dreams of working for him. Talkietive Reviews bring you the 5 Good Things to watch out for, in the film.
1. Theme: Considering the fact that business dramas are difficult to write, the experiments in that genre are few and far between in Hindi films. A few that come to mind are Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate, Guru by Mani Ratnam and Shimit Amin's Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Unlike sports films, which seem to be a favored genre, it is difficult to create a dramatic conflict in business dramas. However, Bazaar cleverly combines rags-to-riches story with elements of thriller, making it for an interesting watch for the mature demographic among viewers.
2. The Dream Team: Taking a cue from the Hollywood movie, Wall Street, writers Aseem Arora and Parveez Sheikh leave no stone unturned in making the rags-to-riches story of Shakun Kothari and Rizwan Ahmed interesting. While the former is an aghadiya boy from Surat who enjoys a powerful position in the world of finance, the latter is an ambitious young man from Allahabad who wants to follow in the footsteps of Kothari. The story gives us a glimpse of Mumbai, the city of dreams as a business center where fortunes are made and destroyed overnight.
3. Young Blood: Film-maker Gauravv Chawla tackles a challenging subject about changing fortunes at the stock market in his directorial debut with competence. Newbie Rohan Mehra who is actually born and brought up in Mumbai is promising. He performs with the utmost sincerity which makes Rizwan believable.
4. Production Design: The production design by Shruti Gupte creates the world of rich and famous pretty convincingly. A clever dressing up of spaces, make the world of business moves come alive. The cinematography by Swapnil Sonawane lends an edgy element to the film.
5. Star Power: Saif Ali Khan as the ruthless yet charismatic businessman, Shakun Kothari, is restrained and on point. His portrayal of a shrewd businessman who wouldn't mind resorting to unscrupulous means is convincing. Radhika Apte shines in her pivotal role as the ambitious Priya, who doesn't minds crossing the line and climb her way to success.
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