8 April 2019 | Sumeet_Pradhan
A mediocre movie of its time which has aged horribly
Long back this movie came in Doordarshan, As a kid, I was keen t\o watch this movie just because there is a song in this movie that narrates the story of Snow White. Unfortunately, the powercuts of early 90s made sure that I never get to watch it on DD. Years later, I found it on Amazon Prime.
The movie is supposed to be a suspense. The movie opens with Dharmendra is a police office with Waheeda Rehman as his girlfriend. Waheed is supposed to inherit a fortune but has an uncle as a caretaker. There is some insurance policy angle to the relationship as well. The uncle dies mysteriously and Waheeda is the suspect. And so goes the story.
There are too many distractions in the story (which was typical of old hindi movies); be it the mediocre songs, the parallel comedy track involving Johny Lever and the romantic scenes between the leads. Waheeda appears quite disinterested in her role. Her character is supposed to have some grey shades, especially craving for wealth. But it never comes out that way. And in the song about Snow White, she is completely overshadowed by Helen's dancing skills.
The scenes around the uncle's death and funeral are relatively well shot with some urgency to have a tighter suspense plot but, after that, the plot just falls away. The climax is supposed to have some shock value but, for modern audience, it offers no novelty. And then, there are just too many plot holes and unexplained stuffs that makes this movie further dull.
As mentioned earlier, the songs too are mediocre. All in all, a totally avoidable movie.