The film is not about whether Masoom can deliver his script in time. It’s more about him discovering the lives of the characters around him, which takes up the entire first half. It would’ve helped if the humour hadn’t missed the mark almost all the time. The jokes are mostly film industry-related, which is trivia that someone who isn’t from the industry can hang on to. That’s literally the only takeaway.
The story does show promise in the second half for a brief moment and there’s a decent twist, too, that one could genuinely not foresee. However, the snail’s pace at which the story moves and its two-dimensional execution, weighs the film down completely. Om Puri looks as if he’s just going through his lines to get the whole thing over with soon. In the end, his character does get the perfect story and the perfect end for his film. But do the actual audience get anything even close to that? Barely.
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