Movie Review:’Department’ (* One Star)

( By Akshat Sharma) Producer director Ram Gopal Varma knows the art of pushing the limits. He tests your patience, your tolerance for silly things and even tests your basic intelligence with his ‘dynamic intelligence’. The man who once gave us ‘Rangeela’, ‘Company’ and ‘Satya’ is now churning out  movies like ‘Phoonk’ ‘RGV Ki Aaag’ and several others from his production factory.

He takes your willing to watch his movies for granted and transports you into a world where things first turn from bad to worse and then it turns ugly. ‘Department’ takes all this to a new level where you are forced to sit through the horror of watching a farce in the name of a film.

‘Department’ is a total wastage of resources. He has some of the powerful performers like Amitabh Bachchan in the as a movie but due to lack to a cohesive script the movie falls apart well before the intermission. He has used numerous cameras in every scene and used it in such an irritating manner that it leaves you irritated and confused.

The movie begins with Rana Daggubati who is a trigger happy policewallah”. He believes in killing anyone who he thinks should be killed. Giving him company is Sanjay Dutt who sleepwalks through his role where he is ‘Licenced to Kill’.

Amitabh Bachchan is given the task of pulling the entire film on his shoulders but a creaky script doesn’t allow him to perform any magic. Ridiculous camera work and irritating angles spoil the rest of the story as they keep focussing on areas where it shouldn’t. But RGV doesn’t care. He believes that he is Francis Coppola trapped in the body of a Bollywood director as he tries hard to redefine cinema by mixing moviemaking with his zany, phoney and jittery ideas.

Watching ‘Department’ in movie theatres could turn out to be a nightmare if you don’t take these warnings seriously. So save your precious pennies by giving ‘Department’ a complete miss.


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