the director- Rajat Kapoor
painter- Rajat Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Ranveer Shorey, Kubra Sait, Manu Rishi Chadha, Chandrachur Rai
“How do you know you’re not a character from a story? Maybe someone also wrote you and you have the same words as given to you,” Mehbub says to RK, standing in front of RK angrily. RK/RKAY plays a movie in a movie. RK (Rajat Kapoor) is a director working on his new film. Whose actor Mehbub is also herself and the actress is Neha (Malika Sherawat) who plays the character of Mehbub’s love interest Galabo.
The shooting of the film is completed, but the producer (Manu Rishi Chadda) is not happy with the film and suggests changing the climax. A small argument arises between the producer and the director, but both lose their minds when Mehbub, the film’s protagonist, goes missing. Yes, it’s missing .. that means his scenes disappear from the entire film strip.
Now he has to find his hero to complete the film. In such a situation, RK’s son tells him, “You have written this character who can know Mehbub more than you…” RK then starts searching for his character. RK/RK is one of those films where the line between reality and the imaginary world blurs. It is an interesting story between the creator and his creation.
Hearing this film is as complicated as it sounds. The actors play multiple characters and the most connected are some unsolved but interesting plots. Talking about the direction, Rajat Kapoor maintains this confusing world of characters with great clarity for an hour and a half straight. It’s quite fun to watch the way he plays with the characters.
The film is also written by Rajat Kapoor and there is no doubt that it is written quite entertainingly. There’s no dialogue here that tries to force you to laugh, but it’s naturally ticklish. The special thing is that it is such a short film that it keeps you hooked from beginning to end.
But at the same time, I would like to say that the positive side of the film can also turn out to be its downside. Especially for the audience watching on the big screen. The story of this film lacks big screen elements. It looks intimate like a dream. Which can also be brought to the audience through an OTT route.
Technically the film is good. The cinema of the 60s is featured in the film, so the make-up, costumes and locations are of great importance… and this is where the film ends. Editing by Suresh Pai is very good. Sagar Desai’s music gives melody to the story. At the same time Rafi Mehmood’s cinematography is very interesting and attention grabbing.
On the other hand, when it comes to acting, Rajat Kapoor is a brilliant artist and is seen playing both the characters with great ease here as well. While RK shows seriousness and mystery, Mehboob is a serious character. Mallika Sherawat did well in the role of Gulabo. Without a doubt, this is the most unique character he has ever played. Ranvir Shorey, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Kubra Sait, Chandrachur Rai have also done full justice to their characters.
Rating – 3.5 stars
Generally, films like ‘RK/RK’ are rarely made in Bollywood that take such risks with the plot. In Hollywood, films have been made in which reality and the imaginary world become one. The film also seems philosophical in some parts through its characters and situations. Talks about wishes related to death and life. In the film, a character tells RK, “Your last film was crap, it’s not that worthless…”. However, we want to say that this is not a waste, but a fun and experimental film. 3.5 stars on Rk/Rkay by Filmybeat.
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summary in English
Rajat Kapoor, Ranveer Shorey and Mallika Sherawat starrer in the comedy-thriller drama Rk/Rkay is out now. Directed by Rajat Kapoor. The movie entertains you with an interesting plot twist and satire.
Story first published: Friday, July 22, 2022, 8:00 a.m. [IST]
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