What could go wrong when a hustler cab driver meets a larger than life girl?

Tuesday 20th October 2020 16:45 EDT

Genre: Masala Film

Duration: 133 minutes

Vijay and Pooja are childhood friends who are separated but come back together in the future and go on a crazy adventure with a bag full of money.

Vijay as a child is born with a mean streak and a bit of a hustler. At the mere age of 10 along with his father they feel like they have something to prove to the village and get into the life of crime. Due to different circumstances Vijay is separated from his childhood sweetheart Pooja. As the years go on, Vijay is now known as Blackie thanks to his life of hustling and is a cab driver in Mumbai.

On one fateful night he bumps into a larger than life character who turns out to be Pooja. Pooja is now a prostitute and although she may seem innocent, she is far from that. She has just run away from the brothel she was in and has a ton of cash and jewellery that she has stolen.

He agrees to help her and drive her away to freedom, but this comes with a hefty price. Pooja agrees and then the two leave on an adventure. This leads them to some crazy situations as they are chased by goons who are after the money she stole and the police who are after the goons. How far will Blackie go to save the life of his best friend Pooja?

'Khaali Peeli' is definitely a time pass entertainment film where the storyline helps the audience to escape the grim and stressful circumstances of the day. The movie does not demand much thought or attention and is fun at times, such as the roadside mela where Vijay and Pooja play hide and seek with those that are chasing them. Both Ishaan and Ananya are fun to watch as Vijay and Pooja a young girl and guy on the run. Although, their chemistry isn’t as crackling as that of other contemporary young Bollywood couples. Therefore, it is not as believable as you would like it to be.

There are some great songs in the film such as the popular ‘Duniya Sharma Jaayegi’ which caused a lot of controversy when it was initially titled ‘Beyonce Sharma Jaayegi’ and some of the lines were seen as coming across racist. Once the song changed its name it became a hit preppy number to dance along to.

With the pandemic still going on a lot of people have more time on their hands then they did before and therefore 'Kaali Peeli' is a good film to just stop you from getting bored whilst being stuck at home.

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