An action drama based in a small town Mungera, near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, situated at the shores of the Holy river Ganga.
It is a story of two kids who grow up to become India’s best sharp shooters thanks to the childhood they spend in the ‘katta’ (hand-made pistol) factory.
Director Anand Kumar takes a plunge as the producer of Desi Kattey (the director of Delhi Heights, Jugaad & Zilla Ghaziabad).
A story of two two friends, who earn their livelihood working in a factory manufacturing local guns and they tend to learn shooting and become known for their sharp shooting acumen. Being orphans, this was the only support system for them to fend their way through their childhood.
It is about their journey (Pali – Akhil Kapur and Gyani – Jay Bhanushali) of how one of them represents India as a shooter in the Olympics and the other joins the under-world. A good versus evil story on how pistol manufacturers choose diametrically different fields.
With lack of education, they always dreamed to become big like Judge Sahab (Ashutosh Rana), just opposite to his name, he is a dreaded criminal of their locality and has the backing of State level Ministers.
Major Rathore (Suniel Shetty), the national coach of Indian Shooting Association is impressed with this duo’s markmanship qualities. He advises them to get out of this lifestlye and use their skill in Shooting Championships, at State and then National levels. This would give them a decent lifestyle and honour for playing for their country at international meets, as the major is convinced, that given professional training they would bring honours for the country.
Though initially disliked by them, the rigorous training procedure sharpened their shooting skills, and then all of a sudden they are lured by Judge Sahab, the local politician to work as his henchmen. Judge Sahab’s sole intention is to use their skill to eradicate his political and business opponents – to use them as contract killers.
Pali, who is sick of this trained disciplined lifestyle decides to go back to his world of crime, Gyani chooses not to break the Major’s faith in them and he takes the path which offers his opportunities in life , and the additional bonus was that he falls in love with Major’s sister (Sasha Agha Khan).
The debutantes Akhil Kapur and Jay Bhanushali are good in their roles. Suniel Shetty appears as an actual ex-army man or a Coach who leads a disciplined life. Its nice to see him act his age. Ashutosh Rana looks fearsome, yet he frequently over uses the local phrases of philosophy of life.
Sasha Agha Khan appears uneasy in the character of Major Sahab’s sister. She has yet to work on her acting talent. Tia Bajpai is one shade up as the local beauty.
The production values are a notch better than the other films released recently. Overall, an engrossing fare.
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Suniel Shetty as Major Suryakant Rathore
Jay Bhanushali as Gyani
Akhil Kapur as Pali
Sasha Agha as Paridhi Rathore (Major’s sister)
Tia Bajpai as Guddi (Pali’s girl friend)
Ashutosh Rana as Judge Sahab
Murli Sharma as the Police Inspector
Claudia Ciesla in a Special Appearance in item song Patne Wali Hoon
Nishikant Dixit as Jailer Shukla
Banner: Anand Kumar Productions
Directed by Anand Kumar
Produced by Anand Kumar
Story, Screenplay by Aaryaan Saxena
Music by Kailash Kher
Cinematography – S. R. SATHISHKUMAR
Edited by Bunty Nagi
Desi Kattey, Hindi movie review