There are more gun-shots than you can possibly imagine; for even as the two super-cops are being introduced, the visuals are peppered with gun-shots, men being hit by gun-fire and blood stained bodies collapsing to the floor.
‘Department’, the movie was always about the underworld and the super-cops taking them on...
There is something else definitely striking right from the very beginning ... it’s the visuals!
The cinematography by Arun Kumar delves deep with its ‘close-ups’ giving you the sort of ‘visuals’ you don’t expect!
Some of these visuals, ‘truly in close proximity to’ the characters and their surrounding are not only ‘off the norm’, but also a seemingly decisive technique of showcasing the ‘darkness’ of the underworld.
Strangely, it gels splendidly well with the background score and the highly explosive lives of encounter cops and the underworld.
The story... Alarmed at the escalation in underworld activities some top officials including senior ministers and the director general of police hold a secret meeting in which they take a decision to create a new unit which is unofficially referred to as 'The Department'.
The ‘Department’ led by Mahadev (Sanjay Dutt) and his super deputy Shiv (Rana Daggubati) take on the underworld almost effortlessly.
Events go as planned for the super-cops, until a senior minister Sarjerao (Amitabh Bachchan) enters into their scheme of things.
The elderly, an apparently radical Sarjerao characterized with lots of attention to detail, takes a verbal foray into the professional lives of the two super-cops.
As the movie progresses, Sarjerao makes greater inroads ... including conjuring a rift?
The story-telling delivers more dutifully like a cop, as opposed to the photography which delivers its art form in its true sense...
The drama that develops tends to only supplement the existing gun-shots and gun-fights; for you tend to get by one action-fight sequence followed by another.
Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati complement each other superbly; Amitabh too makes a significant contribution with his style and personification of the elderly minister.
Whilst a couple of songs are geared strictly to the dance-club scene; Vijay Raaz as an unusual underworld gang leader is worth a mention whereas Madhu Shalini as a gangster is a shocker.
Department is watchable only if you appreciate loads of action-gun-fights, peppered with a bit of drama and some good performances.
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Department (hindi movie) is an action thriller directed by Ram Gopal Varma releasing in Dubai on 17th May 2012.
Department (hindi movie) is an action thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati.
Releasing on 17th May 2012 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE, Department (hindi movie) is a thriller.
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