I may be wrong. But then during these troubled times, hope is all we have to live by. Anurag Basu’s Ludo is looking like the best film of the year. It is looking so entertaining I fell in love with the nutty characters: the bumbling kidnapper Abhishek Bachchan(whose one closeup in the trailer was worth more than everything he has done recently), the show-offy loverboy Rajkummar Rao(whose jig in a restaurant made me exclaim, ‘Jig jig jiyo mere laal’ ), the exasperated crimelord Pankaj Tripathy(whose langorous criminality reflects a bored demeanour), the nervous Romeo Rohit Suresh Saraf, the professor with Aditya Roy Kapoor’s body played by Aditya Roy Kapoor…plus many many more memorable people flitting in and out of the trailer, leaving us craving for more.
How are they all joined together? Does it even matter? The plot moves in an enticing zigzag sweeping us into its accommodating arc. The trailer has so much to say about life’s nothingness. It really doesn’t matter if it all makes sense or not.
When does life ever make sense? Welcome back, Anurag Basu. You are making sense after a long time.
Trailer rating: *** ½