Anari is Backk, produced by Pahlajj Nihalani, attempts to recapture the charm of 80s and 90s Bollywood but falls significantly short. The film’s outdated approach highlights a crucial lesson for even the most seasoned in the industry: the importance of evolving with the times.
The story centers around Rajveer (Nawab Khan), a tenant in Haider Ali’s (Mithun Chakraborty) house. Despite his financial struggles and inability to pay rent, Rajveer is treated with fatherly affection by Haider. His life takes a turn when he lands a job at a pharmaceutical company led by Kulpreet Narang (Anita Raj), and unknowingly falls in love with Kulpreet’s daughter, Jaspreet (Mishikka Chourasia), who conceals her true identity.
However, Anari is Backk struggles to deliver on its premise. Nawab Khan and Mishikka Chourasia’s performances lack the depth and nuance necessary to bring their characters to life, their inexperience glaringly apparent. Mithun Chakraborty’s performance, while seasoned, seems uninspired, adding to the film’s lackluster appeal. The dialogue, pedestrian at best, fails to add any meaningful layers to the narrative.
Director Munesh Rawat, despite his experience working with David Dhawan, fails to inject any of the cinematic magic he once assisted in creating. The film’s plot starts with potential, hinting at intrigue with Shakti Kapoor’s character, but this promise quickly fizzles out, leaving viewers disappointed.
Anari is Backk serves as a stark reminder that relying on past formulas without adapting to current cinematic trends can lead to underwhelming outcomes. The film’s inability to resonate with contemporary audiences underscores the need for constant evolution in storytelling and filmmaking. It’s a miss in an era where cinema is rapidly advancing, both in terms of narrative complexity and audience expectations.
⭐ (1/5 Stars)