In general, we find three types of movies – one that is made purely for entertainment, the other that has a message, and the third that strikes a balance between the two. Dasvi largely falls into the second category. It is a film with a purpose, a sincere attempt at entertainment. Whether or not it manages to achieve the latter is debatable. Revolving around a flamboyant Chief Minister played by Abhishek Bachchan, directed by Tushar Jalota, his story reveals a story ranging from a corrupt and fearless politician to a more open-minded, sensitive one. ۔ His wife is played by Nimrat Kaur, and Yami Gautam’s police role plays two distinct roles in this journey.
The film makes a statement on the importance of education, and Abhishek Bachchan‘s character Arc manages to achieve it. However, in an attempt to achieve this goal, the story, especially the relationship of the characters, gets lost during the narrative. In an effort to impress the characters, writers Ratish Shah, Suresh Nair and Sandeep Leslie made them more humorous. Especially the parts of Abhishek and Nimrat that fit every stereotype that you can imagine in their respective roles.
Some of the characters’ actions are also very forceful, especially the on-screen equations of Abhishek and Nimrat seem superficial. Attempts have been made to establish a connection between the characters and the audience by incorporating references to some pop culture, but in the end this attempt seems to be half done.
Dasvi has humor in parts, particularly in the principal half. Be that as it may, a great deal of work might have been done in the last part of the film. Although the background score helps to elevate the scene, the songs composed by Sachin Jigar are memorable. The film manages to entertain as well as inform, especially in the last half hour.
As far as performances are concerned, Abhishek Bachchan performs well like the strong Chief Minister Ganga Ram Chaudhary. He could have done more with this part, if writing had supported it. Nimrat Kaur shines as Bimla Devi, presenting all the layers of the character in front of T. Yami Gautam as Jyoti Deswal gives her all to the character, but is not very convincing in this part. Thanks to coach Sunita Sharma, all three considered the Haryanvi dialect correct.
Overall, when you watch the movie, it appears that the makers wanted to strike the right balance between delivering the message and entertaining the audience, but this is more preaching than anything else.