Review: Kaanchi


Kaanchi – The Unbreakable marks the directorial return of legendary Subhash Ghai. Kaanchi starring Ghai’s new muse Mishti Mukherjee is a story of the inner power of a woman who represents millions of suppressed youth against injustice in the country. It is also the story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against power.

Kaanchi (Mishti) loves her village and her childhood sweetheart Binda (Kartik Tiwari). Binda is trying to save his village from the clutches of evil politician Shyam Kakda (Mithun Chakraborty) & his brother JB (Rishi Kapoor), who wants to develop a new township there. Shyam Kakda’s son Shushant (Rishab Sinha) starts liking Kaanchi and when he fails in seeking her love, he gets Binda killed in a car accident. Kaanchi decides to seek justice and collect evidence against the Kakda family. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.

Subhash Ghai’s effort is brilliant, but he loses the energy halfway and the movie begins turning out to be a mundane fiesta.

Mishti looks gorgeous and acts her part with such finesse that you love watching her on screen. Kartik Aaryan and Rishabh Sinha are good to watch. Veterans Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor are brilliant. Mahima Chaudhary does a cameo and enacts well.

Music is melodious, but not a chartbuster as Ghai’s movies have usually carried in the past. The big names of music industry have been taken on board – Salim-Sulaiman and Ismail Darbar. Even Ghai himself takes credit on music album also. Nonetheless the music is not what it should have been.

This isn’t a political or inspirational movie, no matter how badly writer-director-producer Subhash Ghai would like to frame it as such. Kaanchi misses Ghai’s magical touch that transforms an ordinary tale into a gripping one.