The Tashkent Files REVIEW: Vivek Agnihotri's Film Is Tiresome And OTT Replay Of Shastri's Mysterious Death

Apr 12, 2019 Anupam Gupta
The Tashkent Files REVIEW: Vivek Agnihotri's Film Is Tiresome And OTT Replay Of Shastri's Mysterious Death
"Anyone who rises from the ground (meethi) is made to choke," restated Vivek Agnihotri's film labelled The Tashkent Files several times in an over 2 hours long movie. The film produced by Agnihotri as well as Pallavi Joshi basically unearths the "reality" behind the strange death of India's 2nd Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died a couple of hours after India signed the Tashkent treaty with Pakistan to resolve the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
 
Amid several theories, the flick through the prism of Ragini Phule (Shweta Prasad Basu) tries to etch numerous narratives based on some major documented truths, confidential accounts and archived video meetings of reporters as well as political leaders from the past. Shastri's member of the family and also their narrative was likewise a part of the screenplay which failed terribly by the end, making it a tedious watch. Even if we disregard the sloppy screenplay and also the timing of the flick driven by a political agenda to swing votes to a specific event, Agnihotri stops working to develop or give anything more than what offered on Shastri's fatality on social media sites.
 
The dramatic touch to the flick is an total put off while the history music which is suggested to stimulate a few tears, only makes your eyes roll in aggravation. While you would anticipate the movie to choose up in the 2nd half, the OTT expressions and also fictionalisation makes you yawn even more than nationalism.
 
 
 
Regardless of having stars like Naseeruddin Shah, Pallavi Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty and Vinay Pathak in pivotal roles, it looks like a waste of chance. Basu as Ragini is also over remarkable in components making me flinch in bits, while Mithun as Shyam Tripathi is persuading as the corrupt political leader.
 
Though the movie does encourage of bad deed in Shastri's fatality, it is not the background phase you want to resume, a minimum of not using an Agnihotri flick! Better check out an archive and research on your own!
The Tashkent Files, Vivek Agnihotri, Naseeruddin Shah, Pallavi Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinay Pathak

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