In the 80s and 90s, Bollywood filmmakers used to make movies that had romance, drama, action, comedy, and good music, everything in one film. Stories had a concept of a hero, a heroine, and a villain. Those movies were called masala entertainers. But then, in early 2000, things started changing and now we hardly get to see a masala entertainer on the big screen.
Well, Maqbool Khan with his directorial Khaali Peeli takes us back to those massy entertainers that we used to watch in the 80s and 90s. There’s a hero (Ishaan Khatter), a heroine (Ananya Panday), and a villain (Jaideep Ahlawat).
Khaali Peeli is about Blackie (Ishaan) and Pooja (Ananya). The former is a taxi driver and one night he meets Pooja who is running away from her wedding. But well, both of them have a childhood connection, and how this one night becomes a crazy ride for them, forms the rest of the story…
Written by Yash Kesarwani and Sima Agarwal, the story of the film is good and even the screenplay is interesting. There are not many thriller elements in the movie, but still, it successfully keeps you hooked. The dialogues are dhamaal and Maqbool Khan’s direction is kamaal. He has done a good job with the narration and comes up with an entertaining movie.
Also, I would like to point out that in most of the massy entertainers, the female lead doesn’t have much to do except looking good, but in Khaali Peeli, Pooja’s character is quite strong and she also gets to do action along with our hero.
Talking about performances, Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday, both the actors have put their best foot forward. Ishaan gets into the skin of the character perfectly and his Bambaiya accent is damn good. Ananya looks gorgeous in the movie and impresses us a lot with her confident performance.
Jaideep Ahlawat as the antagonist is amazing in his role. Deshna Duggad and Vedant Desai as the young Pooja and Blackie are wonderful. A special mention to Satish Kaushik, he will surely make you laugh out loud with his act in the movie.
Coming to music, the songs in the film are decent and Duniya Sharma Jayegi stands out. However, it’s the background score by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara that leaves an impact.
Overall, Khaali Peeli is an entertaining masala film, and you can surely sit at home, chill, and watch it with your family. (The movie is streaming on Zee Plex and it is available on the pay per view basis)
Watch the trailer here…