Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Jisshu Sengupta, Makaran Deshpande, Priyanka Bose
Streaming on – Hotstar
Duration – 133 Minutes
Unhindered by the all-time low ratings of 1 star in IMDB, we decided to watch this Sanjay Dutt-Alia movie wondering if this ‘Sadak’ is worth taking or not. Though it is believed that we should not judge a book by its cover, but as Indians, judging something is all we are good at. So here we are, jolting up all the bumpers that we have faced in this movie named ‘Sadak 2’.
A missed opportunity
Sadak 2 starts with a flashback of ‘Sadak 1’ and Ravi (Sanjay Dutt) mourning over his wife’s death. After attempting a suicide and failing miserably, his only ray of hope to live is Arya (Alia Bhatt), who wants to fulfill her dead mother’s last wish i.e. a journey to ‘Kailash’, on her 21st birthday. Arya’s main motive is to destroy the cult of ‘fake gurus’ as she believes her mother died because of a conspiracy by her step-mother, Nandini Ma (Priyanka Bose) and Gyan Prakash (Makaran Deshpande).
The story revolves around how the journey to Kailash creates a beautiful bond between Arya and Ravi who both wanted a family to lean on. Aditya Roy Kapur as Alia’s lover boy is in the movie too, but we think after some time, ‘the car’ was used more than him.
The story desperately tried to make its connection with the former ‘Sadak’ which was a hit. But unfortunately, ‘Saare Sadak Ek Nahi Hote’. The screenplay needed to be done better and the dialogues in few places were good. Coming to the acting part, Alia
Bhatt, who is known for her acting skills on screen is just average. On the other hand, Sanjay Dutt did a good job pulling off a character like that with his prominent body gestures. The showstopper is Jisshu Sengupta as Alia’s father and he totally owns the few frames he was in.
At the end, we can sum it up by saying, “Sadak 2 is a road with large potholes, so drive at your own risk”.