Cast: Arjun Mathur, Nidhi Singh, Sheetal Thakur
Director: Nikhil Bhat
Brij Mohan Amar Rahe, Arjun Mathur stars as Brij, a careless man with a local lingerie shop who’s habitual of taking debts and is not able to pay back in time. This nonchalance creates major life crises for him wherein he decides to fake his own death, and ultimately gets arrested on charges of his own murder.
Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Story and Review
Nikhil Bhat brings the not-so-big star-cast yet fine actors together in the crime-drama Brij Mohan Amar rahe. The movie is shot in Delhi and there’s no memorable or remarkable description about the city that the movie portrays. The usage of the assumedly remarkable narration about the word “bhenchod” that’s supposes to “define Delhi” reminds me of this same joke on whatsapp or from some standup comedy, hence being nothing novel and really redundant.
At the outset, Brij is shown like an ignorant commoner who cheats on his wife Sweety (Nidhi Singh) with a 23 year old Simmi (Sheetal Thakur) in his lingerie shop and is sick of his constantly nagging wife whose sole aim in life seems to be losing weight and getting a dimple like Priety Zinta.
The crime film focuses about the bug of debt, and the depths of misery that it can send one to. Brij is shown to be taking multiple debts to pay-off his earlier debts, which somehow leads him to charring his dangerous moneylender and smothering his own girlfriend Simmito death. And surprisingly the incompetent police arrests him on charges of none of these murders but rather alleges him to have killed Brij Mohan, whose death comes to police’s notice on account of a bounced check from a gym where Sweety goes to lose weight.The police-judge-lawyer dynamics throughout the second part is funny but thought-provoking as well.
One thing that dominates the movie is the acting of Arun Mathur as both Brij Mohan and Amar Sethi. He portrays the idea of a reckless helpless man with no judiciousness with that constant expression of distress and irritation very well. He thinks in the spur of moment and takes remarkable decisions, be it changing his identity, burning a man who he comes to know is alive, killing his girlfriend in a bid to keep her silent without thinking about the repercussions at all. Nidhi Singh as Sweety – the loud and annoying mindless wife who does nothing except staring at a mirror, finding physical imperfections and asking her husband for the money to mend them is engaging even in the second part where she plays the apparently distressed wife seducing the police officer.
The ending matches with the tone of the movie where Brij makes yet another reckless decision to escape the vicious circle of hardships that he’s stuck in. One of the major factors in movie is the element of surprise or unpredictability that it plays with, and in that department, the ending does not fail to make an influence.
The film tries to be distinct and special, but it somehow does not succeed with a distinction. The plot is not bad and the acting is all right, but there’s something about the presentation of the movie as a whole that makes it appear a bit boring to be honest. All in all, the movie was 2.5 for me.