Many slick action movies have been made since Ghatak , but this still beats them,man,grandpa was right,old really is gold . Usually I don't like old stuff,well not just me,most youngsters feel so(although,they don't confess in front of their parents),this was different,I simply loved it .
Yeah many action movies with better editing and effects have been made but with crap plot lines . This is not an action movie,it cannot be called just that,it is much more than that,it is a movie which tells us about love,about a father - son's relationship,it gives a wonderful message and it tells us what a good film really is .
OK,after that lecture stuff,you might be expecting me to tell something about the plot but sorry(pulling my ears),I won't,after all,I don't want to spoil the party for you . Still,I won't leave you with nothing,and I can assure you of one thing(actually,3) - This movie will make you smile/laugh,will make you sad/cry and will give a message to you at the same time . It entertains as well as educates .
As per the performances go,this is where the film scores the strongest . Sunny is brilliant as the innocent small-town boy and again brilliant as the man out to kill,the intensity in his acting is superb . I always felt that Sunny is good for only hard-hitting,action roles,but this movie proves his overall versatility as an actor . Amrish Puri excels in his shot-tempered yet caring father's role . Here's another actor who proves his versatility,he proves he's better than just a villain . The actress(oh no,forgot her name),is pretty and can ACT,and by that I mean really act well,as that is what many actresses of today lack . She is good in even intense,screaming scenes . Danny,I felt was always underrated,and wow what a performance he has given,he's exceptional . Other than them,Ilarun,Om Puri,Kashi's brother,etc,etc,all are superb,hell,even the side actors excel in their roles,one can watch the movie just for the acting .
Rajkumar Santoshi has done a very good job here and I'm willing to see Sunny - Santoshi's other two popular works . The action scenes in this movie should also be credited because keeping in view the action of that time,this doesn't seem all that fakey . Also the dialogues are good as well .
There's so much more to write about Ghatak but I don't think you'd like to read anymore(cheers if you've really read thus far,big achievement indeed).Also,this my first try at a review,so pardon me if I've written rubbish .
Anyways,go watch this movie .