11 June 2012 | GaneshKSalian
Department:An utter waste of marvelous talent.
Department directed by Ram Gopal Varma is a lazy,stupid film.
Shot with Canon EOS 5D,Ram Gopal Varma takes such bizarre camera shots,that one will faint or be hospitalized for sure!Right from inside tea-cups to being flung across the beach as a ball to labyrinths of nostrils to steering of the car.Phew! The movie had great trailers.The posters were hard-hitting and brutal.
But the movie turns out to be such a tomfoolery that you feel even a 4-5 year child playing the police-thief game is much entertaining.
The saving grace of the movie is the performances.Amitabh Bachchan is marvelous as Sarjeao Gaekwad.Although having minimal screen space,he rocks!Rana Daggubati as Shiv Narayan is another actor to watch out.Although he has to work on his Hindi diction a bit more,he still provides a good performance.Sanjay Dutt as Mahadev Bhonsle is half-baked.His character starts off well but as the movie progresses he himself looks disinterested.Talents like Vijay Raaz and Abhimanyu Singh are purely wasted.Anjana Sukhani,Lakshmi Manchu are fine.Newbie Madhu Shalini is funny rather than deadly.
Story: A suspended cop Shiv Narayan (Rana Daggubati) joins hands with inspector Mahadev Bhonsle (Sanjay Dutt) to free the city from underworld.
Another reason why I liked this movie is for its climax.When Rana bashes Sanjay Dutt its such pure fun to see Dutt's paunch moving in slow-motion.
The direction is highly poor.The story,screenplay,music,dialogs are bad.
All in all,Department is a film of wasted talent,wasted opportunity,waste of time and waste of money.I am giving it a one on ten(Solely for the performances).