|DVD Ada… A Way of Life
Genres: Action | Crime | Drama
Director: Tanvir Ahmad
Writers: Tanvir Ahmad, Tanvir Ahmad
Stars: Ayaan Ahmad, Ayesha Jhulka, Rahul Roy
Mumbai-based Professor Anil Anand co-operates with the Police and despite of warnings from a gangster, decides to appear as a witness. Before he could do so, he is killed, leaving behind his wife, Amina, to bring up their son, Ayaan, on her own. Years later, Ayaan has grown up, respects his mother, and is a devout Muslim, who is in love with Borivali-based aspiring model, Gul, who he hopes to marry soon. But Gul does not know that Ayaan is a hit-man for a gangster named Akram, and will soon confront Ayaan about her knowledge, while he, himself, has to deal with his father’s killer(s). Written by rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Release Date: 31 December 2010 (India)
I'm going to be straightforward here…. Ada is terrible. If you decide to watch it, don't expect anything remotely good. The plot (if one can call it that) is muddled and inconsistent, the acting is pathetic, the writing is unrealistic, and the film tries to be so overly moralistic at times that it's laughable. I really have no idea what someone like A.R. Rahman was doing scoring a film like this. He didn't do a particularly good job either.
The terrible plot follows Ayaan, a young Muslim boy who is shown to be at times saint-like, caring for his widowed mother, but at times a gangster who loves to interrupt poker games, guns-a-blazing. I'm not exactly sure why, but it all has something to do with his dead father's cryptic advice about life, which shows up in the film so often that you question whether or not the director has any clue of what he's doing at all…. Come to think of it, that was just one of many things that made me question the director.
There's a terribly cheesy and unnecessary love story carefully nestled into the inconsequential and largely irrelevant plot. The only decent actor in the film has about ten minutes of screen time. And by the films close, it'll probably leave you wondering whether this film was actually meant to be a film, or a gigantic parody of some good film with the same story which clearly never existed. Oh, and did I mention that the movie is terrible?
But to be honest, I enjoyed watching, albeit for how bad it was. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. In fact I'm really close to calling it Bollywood's equivalent of 'The Room'…. In short, one of the worst movies ever made, but make it a point to go for it with a few of your buddies, and you'll definitely have a good time.