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Haseena Parkar....Who!

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Director Apoorva Lakhia seems to be getting excited about all the wrong ideas. Last time, he watched the 2004 Hollywood film, Man On Fire, came back jet speed to India and launched a Hindi ‘remake’.

By the time he launched his movie, Ek Ajnabee, the original had fallen flat. Instead, what Lakhia could have done was adapt the book, Man On Fire, written by AJ Quinnell in 1987. The movie had left out all the best parts of the story.

This time, he has dug out the life of Haseena Parkar (Sharddha Kapoor), post her brother, Dawood’s (Siddhant Kapoor) departure from India. Along with an important man from Dawood’s coterie, she continues with collection and extortion business of Dawood. Her brother, Dawood, may have left Mumbai, but his enemies were still around. Soon, Haseena’s husband, Akur Bhatia, is killed.

This is about all that the writer-director have on their hand which is not enough, and it shows her becoming woman of power to facing the law. The film ends up glorifying Parker, and one wonders how she merited a film be made on her or her story be told!

If the makers think casting Shraddha and Siddhant, the real brother and sister, was some sort of a coup, it was no such thing.

However, what was funny was and advertorial in newspaper supplement which claimed: Sharddha-Siddhant shed tears on the sets of Hasena Parkar! What kind of a childish promotion is this?

There is nothing to write home about performances. Shraddha tries to justify the role of Haseena and there is nothing to compare if she is living up to the original.

Also, whoever had played Haseena would not have made much difference as one can’t take a liking to negative character for no reason. Rest don’t matter.

Haseena Parkar will prove to be liability.

Producers: Nahid Khan.

Director: Apoorva Lakhia.

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhant Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia.

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