Overall STRIKER is not at all a bad film, watch it for the excellent performance and it's authenticity
PS: Siddharth loves to act graciously....the wait was worth the money!!!
One of the best moments of the film is when we're first introduced to Malvani, a city that is in its most earnest state any time of the day. Be it the 4 block radius mosques in every corner of the streets or the chirpy chai-waala's in every nook and corner of miniscule gali's, Malvani is obscure, obnoxious and a whole new world in it self. It is real and so are its citizens.
Siddarth is brilliant and dynamic as Surya and he delivers his lines with apt conviction and utmost modesty. BUT it was his side-kick who stole my heart. Ankur Vikal as Zaid, the looney, vagabond and Surya's best friend is a delight to watch.
Striker may leave you confused about its underlying message- but here's a tip: don't feign for any. Just sit back and see the world of Malvani as Surya sees it. This movie makes you think and there is NOTHING philosophical about the thoughts that may arise. Watch out for that last voice-over from Surya, and you'll know why I said what I said.
it hurts to see a movie like Ishqiya(marketed well) making money at BO; and good cinema with content losing out.
sincerly made for oscars,
hats off to siddharth, aditya pancholi and director chandan arora