Free Press Journal

Movie Review: MSG 2 The Messenger – Divine Ignorance


MSG 2 Movie REview

Cast: Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan, Olexandra Semen, Fllora Saini, Jayshree Soni, Daniel Kaleb, Raju Pandit, Gaurav Gera

Director: Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan, Jeetu Arora

Rating: *

Runtime: 197 mins

It’s not providence that powers this sequel but a straight-forward expectation of widening the fan base of followers and believers much beyond the close confines of the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief’s native abode in the North of India. Packed with action, songs, comedy, messages and apparent miracles, this film treads the same path that the first edition did. MSG 2 The Messenger is purportedly based on true events  around 2000-2001. Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan plays a warrior fighting against the wild & primitive lifestyle of tribals and succeeds in turning them into civilized human beings. Really?

In fact here’s a clear attempt at unambiguous grandstanding and self-promotion through conspicuous emotion spewing packaging that is likely to keep the faith spewing at least within the fold-if not beyond.

He is spiritual orator, singer, rapper, writer, lyricist, director, music director, art director, action director, choreographer, an active social worker and the enemy of  evil- an all-in- one man sized package. All powers are vested in him and he alone dictates the pace and tempo of what transpires. He wrests all credit for this monstrous creation and should therefore, justifiably gather  the brickbats too. Of course that wont be forthcoming from his followers. As a cinema this film is wanting in almost every department. Sluggish and energy sapping, the ceremoniously contrived experience is devoid of excitement and terribly disenchanting. To my mind, Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’s antics would have been better suited to a TV show. This one is possibly opium for the believers, but for others it’s a trial of gigantic proportions!