25 Kille Review
25 Kille flattered with a good trailer promising high voltage action drama only to deceive in the film where there was just 1 proper fight sequence which was enjoyable but that is about it.
Movie Review of Punjabi Movie 25 Kille starring Ranjha Vikram Singh, Sonia Mann, Guggu Gill, Yograj Singh, Prince KJ Singh. Directed by Simranjit Singh Hundal.
Star cast: Ranjha Vikram Singh, Sonia Mann, Guggu Gill, Yograj Singh, Jimmy Sharma, Lakhwinder Lakha, Sardar Sohi
Director: Simranjit Singh Hundal
Producer: Amanpreet Singh Sodhi, Vikram Singh, Shirin Morani Singh
Music: Jaidev Kumar
Running Time: 140 minutes
Synopsis: 25 Kille tells the story of 4 brothers: Saudagar (Guggu Gill), Bhola (Lakha), Ransher (Vikram) & Diljaan (Jimmy). They are orphans and live together happily. One day they receive a letter from their uncle Kartar Singh (Sardar Sohi) stating that their father had left them a fortune of ancestral land (25 Kille). Their uncle also tells them that the land is now under the possession of Bachittar Singh (Yograj Singh). The brothers decide to fight Bachittar in court not knowing about his background how he got the land in first place. Who wins the court battle? Who gets the land? Who is Bachittar to the brothers in reality? Watch 25 Kille to find out the answers.
Review: Director Simranjit Singh Hundal who last made the disastrous Gun & Goal returns to the helm of things in 25 Kille. He has also made Jatt Boys – Putt Jattan De before that. All the 3 films belong to the Action genre which tells you that Hundal likes to make action films and that is where he is good. Let’s analyse the film now.
The story of the film has been penned by the Director himself. The film is based on ‘Kabza’ of a piece of land. We all know what our ‘Zameen’ means to us Punjabis and the Writer/Director has written the story keeping that in mind. The film may seem to be inspired from various films made in the past during the times when Yograj and Guggu Gill used to rule the Cinemas in Punjab. However, it is the romantic portions that dip the tempo of the film and make it dull.
The screenplay and dialogues have been written by Surmeet Maavi. Surmeet Maavi is a name we hear a lot in Punjabi Cinema circuits because of the quantity of work he’s doing at the moment which is a good thing. Here the screenplay of the film was pretty average. It had a lot of moments which were pretty boring. Though it had some great moments as well but unfortunately the dull ones outnumbered the great ones. The dialogues were the saving grace in the film. Some of them were pretty powerful enough to attract hooting from the crowds but the hall where I saw the film, it was just 1/5th occupied.
Coming to direction, Simranjit Singh Hundal’s direction can be divides into 2 parts. Action and heavy voltage scenes & other scenes. The scenes which required heavy voltage dialogue baazi and maar kutai were pretty well filmed and the director seemed to be in control of things. Whereas in the rest of the portions like romance, comedy, emotional he was average to poor. Action really is his forte but a film is not really 2 hours of fight sequences, it even requires other scenes to be convincing enough to support the action sequences.
Coming to performances, Ranjha Vikram Singh who made his debut in Punjabi Cinema with this film was strictly average. He needs to work on his Punjabi accent if he is to sustain for a longer period in Punjabi Cinema. He looked good with his physique, costumes, attitude and stuff but needs working on the dialogue delivery and accent. Guggu Gill was good but I’ve seen him act better in many other films. Yograj Singh seemed to have takes the phrase ‘Angry Old Man’ pretty seriously. He carried a single expression throughout. I expected the clash sequences between him & Guggu Gill to be lot more in the film. There were just 2 of them, sadly.
The supporting cast included Sardar Sohi who was good, Hobby Dhaliwal who was as his usual. Prince KJ again did a role which was pretty small enough. Roughly 8-10 dialogues. Jimmy Sharma and Lakhwinder Lakha were overshadowed by Guggu Gill and Vikram Singh but Lakha did a good job as Bhola. Sonia Mann was very poor as Sonia Mann in the film. The role did not suit her at all. Sorry Sonia, you need better roles to leave a mark in the film. Daljinder Basran was also there in the film. Remember that hawaldar from Punjab 1984. He played a corrupt lawyer and was average, could’ve played it in a better way.
The music was composed by Jaidev Kumar. The film had 4 tracks and I likes 2 out of the 4. Zameen and Wah Oye Rabba are my picks from the album. I want to mention K. Ganesh Kumar, the action director here for pulling off a superb action sequence towards the climax. I really enjoyed that.
Overall, 25 Kille flattered with a good trailer promising high voltage action drama only to deceive in the film where there was just 1 proper fight sequence which was enjoyable but that is about it. Obsolete story, average direction, good to average performances spoil the part for 25 Kille. I really expected a lot from this film but came out disappointed.