Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt
Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Release Date: 10 July 2020
Running Time: 133 minutes
Original Network: Disney+ Hotstar
The film is about Ravi’s depression and how he helps a young woman’s encounter with a godman, who is out to expose this fake guru running an ashram.
Sadak 2 is an upcoming Indian film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films. The film is the sequel to the 1991 film Sadak. The sequel stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film marks Mahesh Bhatt’s return as a director after 20 years.
The film is about Ravi’s depression and how he helps a young woman’s encounter with a godman, who is out to expose this fake guru running an ashram. The shooting began on 18 May 2019, and the film was shot in Ooty, Mumbai, Mysore and Uttarakhand.
The film was announced on 20 September 2018 by Alia Bhatt on Twitter, where She revealed the details of the film. On 8 April 2019, it was confirmed that the principal photography will commence in middle of May 2019.
The principal photography began on 18 May 2019. On 19 May 2019, Makarand Deshpande was confirmed to play the main antagonist in the film. Alia Bhatt joined the filming from 21 May 2019. The first schedule of the film was completed in the third week of May in Mumbai. The second schedule began in Ooty in mid July 2019.
On 20 September 2018, the first teaser of the film was released on Instagram by Alia Bhatt, it marked the seventieth birthday of the director Mahesh Bhatt.
The film was initially scheduled for release on 25 March 2020, but was pushed to 10 July 2020. It was again pulled from the release schedule as the shooting was delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India.
On 29 June 2020, Disney+ Hotstar conducted a virtual press conference, where Alia Bhatt announced that the film would be released on Disney+ Hotstar exclusively.
Sadak 2 Movie Trailer:
Hours after the release of Alia Bhatt starrer movie Sadak 2 on the over-the-top (OTT) platform Disney+ Hotstar, an overwhelming number of users took to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) to down-rate the movie, granting it with the rare feat of being the lowest-rated movie on the platform. This is weeks after the movie’s trailer had received severely critical reviews and a distinction of becoming the second-most disliked video in the world.
The overall IMDb score of the Sadak 2 movie is 1.1, with 11,586 users having registered their ratings. Most of the reviewers have provided the movie with the minimum allowed rating of 1 star, out of the available 10, and panned the movie as “Absolute Trash”, “Intolerable”, “Pathetic film” and “Waste of Time”.
Sadak 2 stars Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor in lead roles and is a sequel to the 1991 movie Sadak. The movie marks the directorial comeback of Mahesh Bhatt, who took to direction almost after 2 decades. However, despite such a hefty star-cast, the film failed miserably to dazzle the viewers, leaving them with a sense of anguish, that was evident in the barrage of disparaging reviews it accumulated.
Sadak 2 Movie Review:
One of 2020’s worst films, take this trip at your own risk
Sanjay Dutt is in on it, and perhaps he is the only one. As Sadak 2 meanders between fake babas and greedy families, as it slaps on the melodrama and the rest of the cast goes through the paces, Sanjay Dutt really gets into the spirit of things. His Ravi is grizzled and shows his gut, but that doesn’t stop him from going head-to-head with the first baddie he sees. Don’t miss the smile on his face and the song on his lips as he goes at it. He brings the only moments of joy in this uniformly dreary outing.
The trouble with Sadak 2 is that it is so deeply entrenched in the worst aspects of 90s filmmaking that all of Dutt’s aching intensity and hell-for-leather action cannot free it. It’s a far cry from the superb cinema Mahesh Bhatt served us back in the day – I speak of Naam and Zakhm, Arth and Daddy. Sadak 2 regurgitates the most cliched, exaggerated pulp that Bollywood spewed out in the decade, and in the one preceding it.
A jaded and ponderous film that is stuck in the 90s, this Alia Bhatt-Sanjay Dutt-Aditya Roy Kapur film is best avoided. The film released on Disney+ Hotstar.
The themes of death, suicide and mental illness are all pervasive in the film and are handled with all the finesse of a bull in a china shop. Aching for his lost love, Sanjay’s Ravi constantly talks of a ‘reunion up in the heavens’ and often tries to act on it. The one time his friend manages to drag him to the hospital, the doctor asks him what he would do if his house was on fire. His answer involves a can of petrol. Alia Bhatt’s Aarya, who is trying to unmask a ‘dhongi baba’ named Gyaan Prakash (Makrand Deshpande), is quickly labelled crazy and sent to the same doc. There is even a mention of her being threatened with electric shock therapy!
Written by Mahesh Bhatt and Suhrita Sengupta, the film looks dated from the word go. Makrand Deshpande’s cut-out hulks over a religious ceremony that is straight out of a Dan Brown book. This is perhaps the only time we really see anything remotely connected to religion or faith. Alia spray-paints the word ‘revenge’ on the cut-out before setting it afire. Amid this private Dussehra, she is chased around by the baba’s minions and ends up in the said hospital.
An heiress, Alia goes on the run from the fake baba – an ungainly phrase, doesn’t help how many times the film says it — who has got his hooks into her family too – father Yogesh (Jisshu Sengupta) and step mommy Nandini (Priyanka Bose). She hires Ravi, who is pining for his lost love (Pooja Bhatt, seen only in portraits), to drive her to Kailash to fulfil a promise she made to her dead mother. Coming along for the ride is her boyfriend (Aditya Roy Kapur). What follows are more twists than you’d see even in an Abbas-Mustan film, and each is more hilarious than the last one, finally leading us to one of the most cringe-inducing climaxes of any film this year.
Many veterans put in an appearance too – there is Gulshan Grover as Dilip Hathkata and Mohan Joshi as a corrupt police officer Rajesh. Weighed down by the ponderous story and sluggish pace, none of them add much to Sadak 2. Even the naturally gifted Alia Bhatt fails to rise above the expository dialogues and the leaden narrative.
Montages from the original Sadak, interspersed through this iteration, never let us forget how half baked this product is. And then there are the self-referential nods – Makrand’s baba appears in drag, as a nod to Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s iconic Maharani from the first film, perhaps. It comes across as a cheap knock-off, a lot like this film.
Sadak 2 Movie Songs:
Song Title: Tum Se Hi
Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
Music: Ankit Tiwari
Singer(s): Ankit Tiwari, Leena Bose
Legal Trouble For Makers Of Movie ‘Sadak 2’; Hearing On September 8
A complaint has been filed in a Maharajganj court against filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Hindu community
A complaint has been filed in a Maharajganj court against filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, and actor Alia Bhatt for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Hindu community through a poster of their movie Sadak 2. The complaint has been filed by advocate Vinay Pandey over the placement of an image of Kailash Mansarovar in the film’s poster.
The complaint has been lodged under IPC Sections 295A (deliberately outraging religious feelings) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). Judicial Magistrate Saurabh Pandey has fixed September 8 as the date of hearing in the case. In his complaint, Pandey said in the film poster, the Mount Kailash has been shown below the names of the movie, director, producer and actor.
This is disgusting as their names and the film’s name have got more importance than the pious mountain, the advocate said in the complaint, claiming that it hurt the feelings of the Hindu community.
The poster for Sadak 2 was released during a press conference recently. Alia had read out a note written by Mahesh which stated the reason for including Mount Kailash in the poster. The note read that Mount Kailash is an ageless mountain that has footprints of Gods and sages. The mountain is an abode for Lord Shiva, who is the God of gods, thus the poster did not require any other actor in the poster, according to him.
A love story that began 29 yrs ago now journeys towards a new horizon. Sadak2 – The road to love ❤️
Here’s presenting our FIRST TEASER POSTER🌞💃🏻
First day First show, from the comfort of your homes! Watch #Sadak2 on @DisneyPlusHSVIP with #DisneyPlusHotstarVIPMultiplex pic.twitter.com/CxJ3aq3xEq
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 29, 2020
Nepometer App Ranks ‘Sadak 2’, Kangana Ranaut On Bollywood’s Ruthlessness & More
Mahesh Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, and Vivek Oberoi were in the spotlight today. Here are today’s top entertainment stories
Today, on July 02, 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family developed a new app called ‘Nepometer’. Meanwhile, Vivek Oberoi announced his new production venture. Here are some of today’s top entertainment and celebrity stories.
#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood
Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments pic.twitter.com/LqZFhE6bk8
— nepometer (@nepometer) July 2, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family recently came up with a new app titled Nepometer. The app apparently detects nepotism in the Bollywood film industry. In fact, the app can also rate movies based on their nepotism meter. According to the Nepometer, Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 ranks the highest for nepotism.