Navdeep Singh directorial Laal Kaptaan featuring Saif Ali Khan, Amir Bashir, Zoya Hussain, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepak Dobriyal has hit the theatres on October 18. Laal Kaptaan seems to be one of those films that may have sounded brilliant and romantic on paper, but couldn’t translate well on the big screen.
Set in the 18th century Bundelkhand, post the Buxar war, a sagacious and disturbed bounty hunter Gossain (Saif), on the edge of chaos and lack of control, a dreadlocks-heavy, who takes pride in his ascetic and spartan existence. He’s a naga sadhu — an ascetic who follows Indian deity Shiva — who has gone rogue. In the film, Gossain chases the cruel overlord Rehmat Khan (Manav Vij) for years for reasons revealed just in time for the closing credits.
Netizens are not happy with the storyline and recommend only Saif Ali Khan fans to watch the film so that no one trolls him. One of the users wrote “On paper, the makers have tried really hard to repeat their previous success with #Tumbbad, but #LaalKaptaan is not even a patch on that masterpiece. It loses grip too soon to wait for the unfoldings. Only the cinematography & locations manage to stand-out. Rating: 1/5🌟 [AVOID]”
Another one wrote “(2.5/5)* LAAL KAPTAAN is bizarre and a poor film that has nothing good to offer the audiences in general. In an 18th century setting, a Naga sadhu in India sets out on a journey across Bundelkhand to seek revenge for an injustice committed in the past. Thts the story. *Saif Ali Khan = a Naaga Sadhu* goes on a killings right from his first scene in ‘Laal Kaptaan’. Saif-Naga is hungry for revenge n is creepy. Somewhere, ‘Laal Kaptaan’ was perhaps attempting to be a Western movie, with horses, dust, guns, but ultimately, a Lame narrative and a very lengthy runtime pull it down. A Movie not for the children.”
Take a look at the twitter reviews of Laal Kaptaan:
Here’s the public review, watch