3.5/5 Stars.

So the most exciting reason to watch Manyata Dutt’s produced Prassthanam is to see 90s peers Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala and Chunky Pandey together on the big screen. Film Prassthanam makes a nostalgic effort for kids of the that decade. A dated 90s film which is a wonderful political drama.

Sanju Baba plays a political patriarch as of the most influential leader Baldev Singh. He is helped by his morally half-son Aayush (Ali Fazal). And the younger son Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey), who is a rich spoilt brat with a violent streak. All these people are attached by one women, Saroj (Manisha Koirala) who is Baldev’s wife.

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Jacky Shroff as Badshah plays Balldev’s trusted backer and Chunky Pandey plays an opportunist businessman convincingly. Amyra Dastoor and Manisha Koirala are very convincing in their respective roles.

But one actor who steals the thunder in the movie is Ali Fazal, he is remarkable with his accent as well as acting. He surely gets all the applause for portraying a strong-headed character who is rooted in his family values and understands morals and principles in life. Satyajeet Dubey, playing an almost parallel lead with Fazal, convincingly plays the rich spoiled brat who doesn’t think twice before flaunting his money and position.

Director Deva Katta’s storytelling has nothing great about it that makes you go wow. There’s a lot of bloodshed, gunfiring, encounters, political rallies, dirty games being played within the parties and family.

But that’s with political dramas; they never fail to impress. Prasthanam is a classic movie with some freshness to it- the plot is the same and faces are new.

Go check out this movie for the script and power packed performances.

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