Director: Ishtiyak Khan
Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ishtiyak Khan, Ipshita Chakraborty, Vikram Kochhar, Tina Bhatia, Mohammad Faiz, Vishwanath Chaterjee and Ashish Shukla
Where: In theatres near you
Rating: 3 stars
Sanjay Mishra and Ishtiyak Khan are playing the lead characters in 'Dvand-The Internal Conflict'. The story line showcases the internal conflict of us human beings through the popular Shakespeare’s play titled, 'Othello'. The film has been presented with a pinch of humour and adventure that every individual passes through in this one time life time bestowed upon him/her by the Almighty God. It’s a film happening inside the film in the form of a play.
The intriguing story line shows distinctly how the feeling of jealousy slowly seeps into Ishtiyak Khan urf Bhola. What happens to his relationship with his wife and all the other participants from this play, who finally decides to deport Gurujee (Sanjay Mishra) what happens then -- this twist forms the crux of the story.
Writer/Director Ishtiyak Khan’s, 'Dvand-The Internal Conflict ‘, being the debut director he has portrayed all his characters in an exciting and appealing manner in this human relationship story line. However, the package of an adrenaline-charged human conflict is also well spiced with a competitive and jealous approach which we get to read in Othello.
Dvand is inspired by director Vishal Bhardwaj’s 'Omkara' as the film opens with a scene from it. Humour and adventure is something new that Ishtiyak has ably brought in Dvand based on Othello which is presumed to be a serious play. The story divulges an important aspect of human minds.
Sanjay Mishra needs no appreciation he is an exuberant performer who steals the show with his effortless performances indeed. Ishtiyak Khan has played his part well. Vikram Kochhar- has ably presented his part from playing a Chaiwala to reprising Othello on the big screen. Mohammad Faiz’s performances as Raziya’s husband is outstanding as the audiences will remember both his shrewd and the giving kind of attitude simultaneously. The rest of the cast and credits supported the intriguing storyline giving their best.
Editing obviously was slightly slow. A faster editing with a tight screen play also goes missing. Dialogues could have been a little crisper. Something goes missing in the climax as it goes at a very slow pace. Usually a zip-zap and a fast moving climax is what audiences always look for. Music is always the heart of Hindi films, sadly, there is nothing much in music offered to the audiences.
All 'Dvand-The Internal Conflict' does not have an exorbitant production value which is the much needed mantra for today’s generation. However, the internal conflict, competitive and jealousy in the minds of people can be watched at least once to encourage the makers.