Review of Married 2 AMERICA
Bollywood Hindi movie ‘Married 2 AMERICA’ is thriller based movie, produced under banner of DNA Movies in association with Red Candy Films. Directed and written by Dilip Shankar, the film stars Archana Joglekar, Raghubeer Yadav, Chetan Pandit, Jackie Shroff, Akhilendra Mishra, Ganesh Yadav, Shweta Tiwari and Ashok Samarth.
With the title like ‘Married 2 AMERICA’, one would expect movie to revolve around AMERICA. The movie begins in the USA but soon the action shifts to the badlands of Bihar. The story is about Ravi Malhotra (Chetan Pandit), an NRI living in the US works for the mighty Larson & Jason a US based multinational which builds huge civil projects throughout the world like dams & bridges. One of its recent contracts was in India … the Dharbhanga Dam project in Bihar at District Saurabhpur. It was planned & executed with a hundred year warranty, by their top architect & engineer Ravi Malhotra.
But within a few years three of the dam’s gates are burst open, leaving hundreds of people dead, thousands are rendered homeless & public property worth crores washed down in floods.
The Indian government is contemplating suing the company for damages worth millions.
The company sends Ravi Malhotra to India to probe & investigate what exactly caused the damage.
Ravi finds out the shocking truth & hands over the file to the concerned authorities here…
Since that night he goes missing. The authorities & the police feel he has escaped to evade arrest as the Indian government & the law holds Ravi & his company Larsen & Jason solely responsible for the disaster. All efforts to trace him become fruitless.
After three months his distraught wife Anjali (Archana Joglekar) follows him to Saurabhpur. From the moment she lands in India to eventually finding her husband, in the process to get a bitter taste of corrupt police force and administration. A benevolent cab driver Raghu Yadav (Raghubir Yadav) helps her in escaping from the police custody with the help of a local muscleman Vishnu Mallah (Ashok Samarth) who has lost his family in the floods. Vishnu helps Anjali but keeps her under house arrest as he feels that her husband is responsible for his family’s death.
There is another power centre headed by an ex-dacoit Pratap Singh (Jackie Shroff) in the same area who understands the value of relief funds that a destroyed dam can bring. Pratap’s eyes are set on the Rs.2000 crore package that the central government will allot to the state in order to fight the natural calamity. He somehow manages to kidnap Ravi and wants to trade his life for a sum of Rs.100 crore with the CM.
The film gathers momentum but nobody is surprised when the real crooks are exposed and the way the plot reaches its climax. Director Dilip Shankar keeps reasonable control over the proceedings. But the film lacks spark. Only the odd dialogue stays in mind – referring to NRIs as Non-Reliable Indians, being one of them.
Music Director of the movie is Anwar Hussain and Ibrahim Ashq has penned the lyrics.
‘Married 2 AMERICA’ which released today i.e. on 17th February 2012 all over India might find countable viewers.