(Last Updated on : 25-03-2014)
The Indian movie 'Johnny Gaddar' is the second movie of director producer Sriram Raghavan. The first one was 'Ek Hasina Thi' which has won rave reviews from the critics. And this time he is back with another suspense thriller 'Johnny Gaddar'. This is another Bollywood movie inspired by Hollywood films. Some of the script is borrowed from James Hadley Chase novels and some part is from Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Parwana'. But the interesting part is that these clues are clearly revealed in the movie as the central character Johnny watches the film 'Parwana' and from there he takes inspiration to double cross his business associates whereas in some other scene he also reads one of the novels of James Hadley Chase.
The Bollywood movie 'Johnny Gaddar' contains a different storyline and the Director Sriram has chosen to make it different. In many thrillers the identity of the criminal is kept a secret till the climax. But on a different note, in Johnny Gaddar the audience knows right from the beginning who the culprit is. Johnny Gaddar is full of surprises and suspense. Although the movie sometimes slows down pace and hence suffers to do complete justice as a suspense thriller but still the script is interesting, with twists and turns.
Synopsis of Johnny Gaddar
Johnny Gaddar , Indian Movie The Indian movie 'Johnny Gaddar' is a suspense thriller by Sriram Raghavan, which is acclaimed by the critics. The background of the story sets as there are five business associates namely Seshadri played by Dharmendra, Prakash played by Vinay Patak, Shardul played by Zakir Hussain, Shiva played by Daya Shetty and Vikram played by Neil Mukesh. The eldest of the group is aged 60+ while the youngest is in his twenties. This group has their hands in various sinful activities. The story moves forward with one of the gang members Seshadri played by Dharmendra. He gets an offer to make fortune in just four days. All of them have to arrange 20 lakhs each to get the project. The youngest member of this gang Vikram played by Neil Nitin Mukesh plans to hide himself to some unfamiliar city and start his life with his love Mini. A devilish thought comes to his mind. He wants to grabs the whole jackpot.
He plans a concrete concept. But of course the plan could not be executed without flaws and none of the members of the group is a rookie or push-over. Then onwards the film is a gripping tale with twists and turns. As the story moves Vikram realizes that the risks in this game are too high.
The gaddaar finds himself forced to eliminate one member of the group after the other. Just when it seems that he is in the clear, there's yet another twist in the plot. At first Sheshadri understands Vikram's mischief and he tells him to share it with everyone. But Vikram is not happy with the idea as he already murdered Shiva, Vikram somehow managed to murder Sheshadri and ran away from his house. Very scared he bundles the stolen money in plastic packets and dropped them in water tank. The next victim is Prakash. He gets the feel that may be Shardul is culprit and shares his thought with Vikram but unfortunately as Vikram is the culprit he out of fear murders Prakash.
Vikram has an affair with Shardul's wife Mini and when Shardul also understands that Vikram is the traitor there is no way for Vikram and he eventually murders Shardul. At that point Vikram and Mini are relieved and they try to settle everything and leave the country. But ironically when Vikram goes to bring back the money from Sharduls garage, Varsha i.e. Prakash's wife murders Vikram under illusion of Shardul. Ultimately no one can take the money and no one gets the goal in life. Johnny Gaddaar is a tingling tale of crime and betrayal, love and murder with an excellent performance of Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Cast and crew of Movie Johnny Gaddar
The star cast of the film includes Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rimi Sen, Dharmendra, Zakir Hussain, Vinay Pathak, Ashwini Kalsekar, Dayanand Shetty, Goving Namdeo, etc. among the crew members the director producer is Sriram Raghavan, music is given by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The cinematography is done by C.K. Muraleedharan