Smita Srivastava. The film Vale is the official remake of the Telugu film Brochebarura released in the year 2019, which was well received. Remaking a successful film is a challenging task. Often many filmmakers fail to live up to the criterion of the original film. The same thing applies to Vale. The writer and director are seen dealing with Vale the way they have been crafted around stories of friendship, crime, comedy and family feuds.
The story of the film is woven around three class 12 students Rahul (Karan Deol), Ramesh aka Rambo (Sawant Singh Premi) and Raju (Vishesh Tiwari). Everyone is lazy in studies. Riya (Anya Singh), daughter of school principal Radhe Shyam (Zakir Hussain), is his classmate. He also does not feel like studying. Her father is tough-tempered while mother has said goodbye to the world. The relationship between father and daughter is not smooth. His reasons are not mentioned anywhere in the story. She befriends Rahul’s gang. Rishi Singh (Abhay Deol) on the other hand wants to be a director. He meets popular actress Rohini (Mouni Roy) to narrate the story. Riya wants to become a dancer. Rahul asks her to leave the house to fulfill her dreams. You need money to make your dreams come true. For that, Riya suggests to plot her own kidnapping. The four also succeed but Riya is actually kidnapped later. How do the three friends try to get him released? How does Rishi collide? The film proceeds on these themes.
The theme of Deven Munjal’s film is interesting but the story is scattered. The characters are not crafted properly. This is the reason why the screenplay has not become strong. The kidnappers do not ask for Riya’s father’s number even once after kidnapping her. The police side is very weak and indigestible in the film. There is no love in the love story of Rishi and Rohini. The story is set in the present era, but the writers have used old recipes. However, the story picks up pace after the interval. Then there are many twists and turns in the story. The dialogues of the film bring a tinge of humor in between.
Karan Deol’s acting is much better than his first film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Especially after the intermission, he seems more comfortable in his character. However, he still needs to work on his dialogue delivery. There is nothing special for his uncle Abhay Deol to do in the film. However, with his strong performance, he makes his character alive. Anya Singh, who made her acting debut with the film Qaidi Band, impresses in both bubbly and serious characters. The performances of Sawant Singh Roshan and Vishesh Tiwari are remarkable. Mouni Rai has appeared glamorous. Had you worked hard at the writing level, it could have been a better film.
Movie review: Vale
Main Cast: Karan Deol, Anya Singh, Abhay Deol, Sawant Singh Premi, Vishesh Tiwari, Mouni Roy, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Kumar, Mahesh Thakur
Director: Deven Munjal
Duration : 124 Minutes