There has never been a crisis of stories in front of Hindi cinema. But, these days, filmmakers don't have a gathering of storytellers, nor are there people who can understand writers in their production offices. Everyone needs a set formula that will make their film a hit. These days a lot of remake films are being made in Hindi cinema, which is turning its back on new stories. Like the film 'Chhori', which was released on OTT on Friday, Aayush Sharma's film 'Antim: The Final Truth' is also a remake of a Marathi film 'Mulshi Pattern. Marathi films have a healthy tradition of making emotional films on land-related problems and cleverly threading social messages into the undercurrent of content. In Hindi cinema, people like the superstar threading in the story better in terms of business. The film 'Antim: The Final Truth' could have been a wonderful film in the era of politics regarding farmers in the country, but in the process of making a hit project, the talk could not progress further than a moving film on a good story.
Watch the movie 'Mulshi Pattern' on Zee5 if you can see it. After that, you will see a patch like the one in the movie 'Antim: The Final Truth'. The story begins with a farmer whose land has been gifted to the caucus of the system. If the son does not understand the system, then he revolts against it. Now that the hero is an anti-hero, then the entire team around him also has to gather. Along with a lesser-known actress, so that the hero's glamor does not diminish. The hero of the film is Aayush Sharma. But, Salman Khan has taken up the task of pulling the audience for his brother-in-law's second film. The brand value of Salman Khan is understood by his fans. The audience of the rest of Hindi cinema is no longer particularly interested in Salman Khan's cinema.
The builder, the farmer, the goons, the police, the fighting, the singing, and the hope that everything will turn out well, in the end, is the whole fabric of the film 'Antim: The Final Truth'. By adding so much spice, director Mahesh Manjrekar has made yet another attempt to carve a niche for himself in Hindi cinema, but the problem with him is that he understands that the identity of New Millennials is simply being active on social media. Had he gone even once among the youth who took over the farmers' movement, he could have got a better story for the film 'Antim: The Final Truth'. Mahesh has his own team of filmmaking and he has brought all the actors of that team here as well. Keeping them around may make it easier for Mahesh Manjrekar to make films, but he will have to take the risk of working with newcomers if he really wants to make his third inning in Hindi cinema.
The film 'Antim: The Final Truth' continues to falter despite the good performances of its cast after being hit at the screenplay and director's level. In the film, Aayush Sharma has broken the image of his debut film 'Loveyatri'. It is also pleasant to watch him in action but how he will be able to become a new age action hero in front of bodybuilders like Tiger Shroff, Vidyut Jammwal and Ahan Shetty is a matter to think about. Ayush Sharma belongs to Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. He should take a story from there and make a film for himself in which he can bring the sensibilities of his region to Hindi cinema in a better way. No actor has ever become a star by working in formula films. For that, they have to take risks.
To play the character of Aayush Sharma, his brother-in-law Salman Khan wears a police uniform in the film 'Antim: The Final Truth'. So that this character does not look like his franchise 'Dabangg 3', he has donned Sardar's Chola. He has this character like Sartaj Singh of 'Sacred Games. He has also created an opportunity to confront his brother-in-law by taking off his shirt. Salman has tried his best here to play his character in such a way that Ayush Sharma's character gets more benefit. In the rest of the cast, Sachin Khedekar just plays his character as if there is one more task to complete. Mahesh Manjrekar has his fixed getup to act in Hindi films these days. Upendra Limaye has worked tirelessly and impressed. But, there is nothing to do in the film for actors like Sayaji Shinde, Nikitin Dheer, and Jisshu Sengupta.
The rest of the technical team has done a good job except for the musical side of the film 'Antim: The Final Truth'. With a certain pattern in the cinematography of the film, Karan Rawat has not let the film look unattractive from anywhere. Somewhere, the problem of lighting is seen in action scenes, but this problem is more understood in the special effects and post-production of the film. Bunty Nagi has tried his best to keep the direction of the film tight but the songs of Jabardasti become a hindrance in the pace of the film. Like another action film 'Satyamev Jayate 2' releasing this week, 'Antim: The Final Truth' is also a film of its own kind. Had the branding and marketing of the film been done in a planned manner, the film could have done better business in Hindi-speaking regions.