Film Review: Company

After directing the greatest Hindi movie ever made, RGV stunned me once again with another underworld flick. As written by Jaideep Sahni and narrated by Makrand Deshpande, “Company” is the name the jaat se dramebaaz press/media gives the gang run by Malik (Ajay Devgn) after Chandu (Vivek Oberoi) joins it.

Company is a thriller that keeps reminding you it has been made by the guy who made Satya: a lukkha gets inducted into an established gang, wins the don’s friendship and commands respect within the gang, which prospers by extorting money from rich builders/businessmen who are scared shitless. Even the humour is in the exact same vein as Satya.

Ram Gopal Varma is excellent with pacing and establishing other characters, the dialogues are smashing, and it’s such a delight to watch two men fire guns at a bunch of people! Watch top cop Sreenivasan (Mohanlal) grill a film star and mind-fuck an associate of Malik’s to ensnare the gang, which then decides to run the show in Mumbai from Hong Kong. Because of a clash of ideals, Malik and Chandu turn foes and the enmity grows rapidly.

Jaideep Sahni’s story progresses excellently because of his tight script, and the screenplay is engrossing! RGV made a wise decision by not inserting songs (there’s an item number but you can ignore it), and the background score is by Sandeep Chowta. The film ends with the gang’s downfall and a mention that the top cop, at some later point, writes a book called about the gang, called “Company.” Slick!

MORE RGV MOVIE REVIEWS: Rann | Department | Bhoot Returns | Not A Love Story

2012 FILM REVIEWS: Jab Tak Hai Jaan | Heroine | Barfi | Agent Vinod | Supermen Of Malegaon | Oh My God

26 Responses to “Film Review: Company”

  1. 1 future_vision
    August 2, 2010 at 05:19

    second punch from the trilogy!


  2. 2 kj
    August 2, 2010 at 07:02

    back when rgv still knew how to pack a punch 😛


  3. 3 MuckerFother
    August 3, 2010 at 04:47

    I was wondering what you think of Anurag Kashyap as a director. His movies are pretty impressive as well. I personally believe No Smoking is one of the best Hindi movies ever made. Hoping for a review on the same !!!


  4. 8 basava
    August 3, 2010 at 21:05

    Speaking of anurag,did you any time get a chance to see the short film “Last train to Mahakhali” by anurag…it’s some good piece of work..


    • 9 MuckerFother
      August 3, 2010 at 22:03

      Yeah, I saw that one. I think it came on a show called STAR BEST-SELLERS or something. Pretty interesting story and Kay-Kay was brilliant in it.


      • 10 basava
        August 3, 2010 at 22:32

        Yes…it was first aired on star plus…and also one good short film having irfan khan and a lady(who played the role of karishma’s aunty in Hero no 1)….can’t remember the name…that was good…..Looks like Star plus did give some space for good work…though the majority of it is reserved for Saas and Bahutypes…:-)


  5. 14 Junaid
    August 5, 2010 at 03:36

    BTW, Dev D wasn’t all that great.


  6. August 16, 2014 at 22:18

    At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast,
    once having my breakfast coming over again to read additional news.


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