Parvin Dabas ventures as writer, director and actor in 'Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande'. The trailer gave me the impression that it's a dark comedy which it is to an extent. But it's also a social drama that stresses on the influence of capitalism on farmers, causing extreme distress as they are forced to give up their land and live in further poverty. Dabas's intention is sincere and for a debutant, 'Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande' is a good effort.
The toned down colour gives it a slightly earthly feel that stresses on the despair and hardship of the struggling farmers and the characters to find a solution to the problem. Humour is brilliantly used in the first half but lacking in the second where things get too intense (almost to the point of being melodramatic).
In the acting department, Parvin Dabas does an outstanding job. He shows a different side of himself as an actor by playing the guy with a rough edge, who had a troublesome past and is conflicted between doing the right thing and supporting his mentor. Vansh Bhardwaj, Ashish Nayyar and Kuldeep Ruhil provide fine support as Rajbir's friend. Sharat Saxena and Kiran Juneja are equally good. Producer Preeti Jhangiani (and wife of Parvin Dabas) does a cameo.
My quibble is with how the film is paced. It moves very slowly midway. I felt that some of the minor characters could have been done without.
Overall, 'Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande' is a fine effort and should Dabas choose to direct and write again, I'd be interested in what stories he chooses to tell.