Sunny Kaushal, Radhika Madan, Mohit Raina, and Diana Penty starrer Shiddat released on streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. The movie is a passionate love story with a predictable plot and messy execution. Shiddat is directed by Kunal Deshmukh.
The story starts with Gautam Kapoor, portrayed by Mohit Raina and Ira Sharma, played by Diana Penty, taking French classes together. Gautam is an Indian Foreign Service officer. He learns the language for a promotion at his job. Ira Sharma is a social worker and wants to go to Paris. The duo falls in love, and in no time, they tie the knot. At their wedding party, they meet Jaggy Sehgal played by Sunny Kaushal. He gatecrashes their wedding. Jaggi plays hockey for the Punjab state team and is a happy-go-lucky person. At the party, Jaggi gets inspired by Gautam’s love story and philosophy. He decides that he will go to any level to get it if he ever falls in love.
After few months, Jaggi sees Kartika Negi played by Radhika Madan, coming out of the swimming pool. It is love at first sight for Jaggi. Kartika is a young swimmer who bumps into Jaggi at the sports complex. Kartika lives in London with her parents. She came to India to win a swimming championship before getting married. They start on a bitter note but soon, they fall for each other. Kartika wins the championship. Jaggi gets heartbroken when he comes to know that Kartika is getting married to someone else. She leaves for London. Will Jaggi be able to win the love of his life? Watch the movie to find out.
Shiddat takes us to the 90s era of cinema. Director Kunal Deshmukh, who has directed a hit movie Jannat tried his best to present an old wine in a new bottle. It is not the best work of him, but it is also not bad. As the name suggests, Shiddat is a passionate love story. However, some messy execution makes the second half look unrealistic. The first half is campus romance with dance, flirting, romance, and everything except academics. Sunny Kaushal gives a convincing performance with impressive dialogue delivery.
Radhika Madan and Diana Penty have limited screen presence, but they leave an impact on the audience with their performances. Mohit Raina steals the show. Without him, Shiddat would have failed. The music is good with some peppy numbers and romantic tracks. In the end, Shiddat is a predictable and passionate love story and can be watched once. We give it 2.5 stars out of 5.