Sadak 2 Movie Review: Avoid Hoping On This Ride With Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt as It Won’t Take You Anywhere
Sadak 2 Movie Review: This sequel of 1991 Sadak failed to impress its fans despite the dazzle of star cast and fell flat due to its shoddy script, blabbering and unexpected direction by Mahesh Bhatt.
Sadak 2 movie cast: Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Jisshu Sengupta, Priyanka Bose, Makrand Deshpande, Gulshan Grover
Sadak 2 movie director: Mahesh Bhatt
Sadak 2 movie review and rating: 2 Star out of 5
Sadak 2 Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
Sadak 2 Movie length: 133 Minutes
Sadak 2 Movie Review: What was expected?
Everytime, a movie’s sequel is made then it’s expected that the sequel beats (or atleast meets) the standards of its prequel’s storyline, music, cast and direction. The expectations from the sequel of Sadak was very high as it was the return of Mahesh Bhatt as a director after almost 20 years.
The plotline of Sadak (1991) was a romantic-thriller where Ravi (Sanjay Dutt) drives a taxi, meets Pooja (Pooja Bhatt) on the road and falls in love with her. Pooja who works in a brothel run by the evil transgender pimp Maharani (Sadashiv Amrapurkar). Ravi decides to free Pooja from the clutches of the evil pimp and finally wins the war against the evils of the society.
Sadak (1991) was a highly successful movie of its time which also gave us an award winning villain late actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who is fondly remembered for his outstanding performance. Also, the music of Sadak (1991), by Nadeem-Shravan was the blockbuster one.
This was the buzz and talks in the air about the sequel of Sadak that Sadak 2 should take bollywood movies fans back to the days of powerful performances by all of its casts/actors.
Sadak 2 Movie Review: What was delivered?
Now, let’s talk about Sadak 2 movie, what this movie actually delivered against the set expectations?
Sadak 2, was released on one of the top OTT Platforms in India, Disney+Hotstar on 28th August 2020. Unfortunately, the movie fell flat on all fronts like direction, cast, storyline, screenplay and Sadak 2 movie proved like a road that will take you nowhere despite being studded with stars like Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Sadak 2 Movie Trailer
There was an ongoing debate of Nepotism in Bollywood followed by the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. This resulted in a historic negative publicity for the trailer of Sadak 2 movie and it became the second most disliked YouTube video with 12.95 million dislikes.
Watch Sadak 2 movie official trailer here
Sadak 2 Movie Story Synopsis
There have been almost thirty long years between the Sadak (1991) and Sadak 2 (2020) so things have changed. Now, Ravi (Sanjay Dutt) runs his almost closed cab business from the hills in North India. Pooja (Pooja Bhatt) is dead and framed in a black and white photo to which Sanjay Dutt is often seen talking and also making failed attempts to kill himself to meet her.
Here enters the young Aarya (Alia Bhatt) who wants to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish to take blessings at Kailash on her 21st birthday. Aarya is actually running away from her rich-industrialist father Yogesh Desai (Jisshu Sengupta) who is blindly following his imposter godman Guruji (Makarand Deshpande) to make money and wealth.
Aarya holds fake Guruji responsible for her mother’s untimely death and starts a campaign called “India Fights Fake Gurus” to educate people against falling blindly for such dangerous babas of the society.
Sadak 2 Movie Star Cast Review
In the complete movie of almost two hours, Sanjay Dutt in the lead actors and Jisshu Sengupta as supporting actors, are seen carrying the burden of good performances. Except these two, Alia Bhatt is seen struggling to put emotions behind the scenes on many occasions, she needs lots of improvement.
The roles of Vishal (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Dilip Hathkata (Gulshan Grover), Godman’s hitman with no right hand, sounded unwanted as they seemed to be forcefully fitted in the already poor plot.
The biggest disappointment in Sadak 2 movie is seen in the character of Guruji (Makarand Deshpande) who is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. He is seen struggling to prove his acting skills by waving his hands randomly in the air and clad in black-robe and a not so scary face with sinking cheeks.
The screenplay of Sadak 2 movie, by Bhatt himself with Suhrita Sengupta, seems to have lots of loose ends despite touching the strong issue of blind-faith in India. The unnecessary twists and turns after every ten minutes failed to provide breathing space to the story and to the characters as well.
After writing Sadak 2 movie review, the final words are not so tough to say. Despite putting the social issue of blind faith at its center, the sequel of Sadak failed to make its way to Bollywood movie fans’ mind and heart. Our recommendation is to avoid taking the road of Sadak 2 movie as it’s ultimately leading nowhere.