You may have seen movie criminals doing weird things for the big heist - getting into disguise, making big plans complete with intricate maps, getting teams together and so on. But here, our guys do something far more daring.
This is a film about a ruthless drug dealer who speaks in a Haryanvi accent with a name like Rana Tau, his girlfriend who turns out to be inconsequential in the scheme of things, and a new kid on the block who joins his gang. No prizes for guessing who falls in love with whom, under whose nose. Sigh.
Broadly, there are usually three types of viewers when it comes to a Vishal Bhardwaj film. The first that nonchalantly says they don't understand anything about his films and don't care to. The second that follows and reveres his work. The third that enjoys his films in bits, eager to sample cinema that feeds the mind and soul, even it means being challenged, instead of "leaving the brains at home". And for the latter two groups, this film is recommended.
First things first, the film is nowhere as exotic as its title. We've all been to buffets where the food looks more enticing than it tastes; this is the cinematic version of that. Apart from that, the film is unclear on its own take on the issues it touches upon. It's disappointing when a film isn't sure of what it has to say.