Cast: Manav Kaul, Nandita Das. Saurabh Shukla
Director: Soumitra Ranade
While talking about the film name one will definitely connect it with 1980’s “Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata hai” in which Naseeruddin Shah is the lead. In the present day’s movie, the concept and name of the lead are the same to ’80s but the story is different. The story is about a middle-class man who is very honest and helpful but one day he gets frustrated because of the cruel world outside. He is freed up of giving tax, working honestly, but still, everyone harms him for their benefit.
The movie opens up with Albert Pinto (Manav Kaul) missing where his girlfriend Stella (Nandita Das) and his family are making rounds to the police station to find Albert’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, the viewers get to know that he is on his way to Goa for an assignment to kill Jagtap and Suryakant. Accompanying him is Nayyar (Saurabh Shukla), who is the point person between Albert and the ganglord Satam who has asked to carry out the deed. Albert was an employee in the private sector before he chose the job of a hitman. Albert never met Jagtap and Suryakant but still wants to kill them because they were the hands behind his dad’s suicide. His dad was announced corrupt officer also he was suspended from his post, he couldn’t bear all this so he decides to leave this world. The whole movie is about Albert trying to take his dad’s revenge.
Talking about the cast, Manav Kaul who has nailed his acting in Tumhari Sullu failed in Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai but stays on the average line. Saurabh Shukla will impress you with his comedy timing and punch. Nandita Das acting was a forced one, she had the same reaction in every situation. Acting by all the actors was still good but more was expected from Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla.
The director Soumitra Ranade failed to portray his vision of a common man who suffers in this fake happy world. Only the opening of the film is amazing, rest the movie is just stretched till the end. There is no room for songs still the filmmakers have added one.
Cinespeaks verdict: The movie is very slow, if you are in the theater then you will be waiting for the movie to end so that you get free of it. The money invested could have been used in a good way but they thought to waste in such a movie. The 80’s cult – classic has its own benchmark, present Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai couldn’t match the original.
By Rupal Purohit