‘The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you’ is the point that Writer and Director Muazzam Beg, in his directorial debut with Sadda Adda, the bollywood film tries that to put across the point – That the only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams – is you! Sadda Adda – movie review…
People have dreams, but not all of us have the guts to put faith in ourselves.
Most of us lose focus and give up. We are most afraid to believe in our own dreams. Those who do are the true winners. This slice of life film is set in the backdrop of our capital city- Delhi.
A city that brings in thousands of North Indians in search of opportunities that was never available in their own home towns. Like-wise, six boys from different states come together to share a two BHK apartment in a middle-class colony, which they lovingly call “Sadda Adda”.
Kabir (Kunal Pant) is employed as a salesman and he is not happy as he is in hunt for a stable job to settle down. Safal (Parimal Aloke) is preparing for his civil services exams. Rajat (Rohin Robert) the dreamer is aspiring to land up with a white-collared job in US.
Jogi (Rohit Arora) is a fatso and is naïve to be conned easily. Irrfan (Bhaumik Sampat) has a nice job but he is hated by his boss and ironically, loved by a colleague (Kahkkashan Aryan). The theatre artist Sameer (Karanvir Sharma) aspiring to be a film-star someday has fallen in love with Shreya (Shaurya Chauhan) and it is the reason that he has deviated from his dreams.
This is their messy state of affairs. This film is their story. It is about how six bachelors, with completely different backgrounds and personalities, live together. Their apartment “Sadda Adda” is a complete mess with empty beer bottles, cigarette butts, unwashed clothes, mattresses tossed all over the floor etc – yet together they cook food, clean, buy groceries, pay rent, laugh, cry, fight over insignificant issues and always stand up for each other – like a family.
“Sadda Adda” which began as a transitional accommodation to help them work towards their dreams, becomes their home. The film takes us through a journey of their camaraderie and self-belief.
The interwoven stories of this bunch of boys takes us through a heartwarming journey of the lives of these boys. This movie is about real characters from life that have fun, who fight the wave everyday and through very light heart moments inspire us in the most modest way. The crests and troughs that shape them into the men they will become in the future – because Boys will not always be boys.
The director of Sadda Adda – Muazzam Beg has come up with a well-intentioned coming-of-age story in this boy-bonding film. For a debutant, his direction is praiseworthy, unfortunately most of the characters (for many of them its their debut) fall short of natural acting.
Among the cast, Bhaumik Sampat has given a natural act. Karanvir Sharma is charming, but comes up with theatrical performance. Parimal Alokem Rohit Arora, Kunal Pant and Rohin Robert are just okay. And the females – Shaurya Chauhan and Kahkkashan Aryan “try” to be the bold and beautiful types.
Cast of Sadda Adda:
Karanvir Sharma as Sameer Khanna
Bhaumik Sampat as Irrfan Habib
Rohin Robert as Rajat Hooda
Kunal Pant as Kabir Asthana
Rohitt Kuldeep Arora as Jogi
Shaurya Chauhan as Shreya Gujral
Kahkkashan Aryan as Riddhima
Maryam Zakaria as Dilli Ki Billi Girl
CREDITS & CREW of Sadda Adda:
Presented by Ramesh B. Agarwal
Production House: Rajtaru Studios Ltd.
Producer : Rajiv R. Agarwal & Tarun R. Agarwal
Director : Muazzam Beg
Co-Producer : Kewal Sharma
Production Manager : Subhash Chavan
Rajtaru Post Producer : Ankur B. Saraiya
Director of Photography : Harvey Glen
Music Director : Shamir Tandon, Ramji Gulati, A Band Of Boys
Lyrics : Sandeep Nath, Prashant Pandey, Ranji Gulati, Karan Oberoi
Background Score : Vladimir Persan
Film Editor : Sandeep Singh Bajeli
Associate Director : Raakesh Pandit
Art Director : Varunn Kumaar
Choreographer : Arvind Thakur (Dilli Ki Billi Song)
Post Production & DI : Rajtaru Studios Ltd.
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Sadda Adda – movie review